Crest Theatre

1025 Broadway,
Rockford, IL 61104

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Functions: Retail

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Family Theatre

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The Family Theatre opened in 1931, and and was renamed Crest Theatre in 1960. It served as a movie house until the late-1960’s. It could seat around 600. The former theatre now houses an antique shop.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

Scott on November 11, 2010 at 10:03 am

My recollection is that this theatre closed before the 1970s. Perhaps I’m wrong, but I don’t recall it being open even in the late 1960s.

rivest266 on November 26, 2011 at 1:03 pm

This was renamed Crest on December 3rd, 1960. Grand opening ad posted in photo section.

DavidZornig on May 20, 2017 at 1:34 pm

Mid `50’s marquee photo as Family Theatre added courtesy of Crystal Ball, via the Rockford Reminisce Facebook page. The Crest closed in 1964.

DavidZornig on June 1, 2018 at 3:16 pm

1940s photo added courtesy of the Rockford Reminisce Facebook page.

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