Cozy Theatre & Airdome

23 W. Main Street,
Belleville, IL 62220

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A nickelodeon that operated in 1915. The theatre had a Airdome of the same name directly behind the hardtop.

Contributed by Chris1982

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 21, 2015 at 1:20 pm

I wonder if this might have been the same house later known as the Washington Theatre and Airdome? It was mentioned in the October 12, 1918, issue of The Moving Picture World, which said: “BELLEVILLE, ILL- Arthur Esberg has taken over the management of Washington Theatre and Airdome.” Belleville also once had an airdome called the Lyric.

Chris1982 on June 21, 2015 at 11:41 pm

Joe, I believe they were two different theatres. They were two blocks apart and the Washington became the Illinois. The Washington did have an airdome though. The Washington/Illinois Theatre building is still standing.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 22, 2015 at 2:38 am

Thanks, Chris. I must have misspelled Washington when I searched for the theater.

DavidZornig on December 13, 2019 at 9:43 pm

Appears to have been demolished. Nearest vintage buildings are in the 100 block of West Main, one block away.

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