Princess Theatre

209 Main Street,
Woodstock, IL 60098

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Architects: Elmer F. Behrns

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Princess Theatre

The Princess Theatre opened on September 1, 1911 and was closed and demolished in 1927, to make way for the Miller Theatre, now the Woodstock Theatre, which was constructed on the site (it has its own page on Cinema Treasures).

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50sSNIPES on May 25, 2022 at 3:23 pm

Opened On September 1, 1911.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 25, 2022 at 6:01 pm

An interesting item from the March 4, 1916 issue of Moving Picture World says: “Woodstock, Ill.-J. C. Miller, owner of the Princess theater at Woodstock, will open about March 1 his new theater north of his present location, using it about three nights a week for the overflow crowds from the Princess”

This annex was most likely the house called the Strand Theatre. The April 15 issue of MPW said “Woodstock, Ill.-J. C. Miller of the Princess and Strand theaters has booked ‘The Battle Cry of Peace’ for April 30 and May 1.”

The Princess and the Municipal Opera House are the only theaters listed at Woodstock in the 1926 FDY, so the Strand was probably closed by then.

50sSNIPES on August 21, 2023 at 7:42 pm

The Princess had an original capacity of 270 seats.

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