Alton Cine

2640 Claire Avenue,
Alton, IL 62002

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Previously operated by: Wehrenberg Theatres

Architects: Edward Francis Gordon

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Alton Cine

This twin opened April 9, 1976, with each auditorium seating 300. It was operated by the Wehrenberg chain. The Alton Cine was closed on April 9, 1998. It was demolished on March 7, 2019.

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Recent comments (view all 15 comments)

kencmcintyre on July 19, 2008 at 12:48 pm

This June 2005 blog calls the theater a grubby little duplex.

JAlex on May 28, 2009 at 11:32 am

Theatre still there, unused of course. Observed yesterday while passing by on Amtrak.

CatherineDiMartino on May 28, 2009 at 3:51 pm

I’m heading south on Amtrak from Chicago next week. Which side of the train would it be visible from?

JAlex on May 29, 2009 at 5:33 am

Can be observed from the right side and shortly before the Alton station stop.

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on January 1, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Following up my recent post on the Westport Cine, I believe the Alton was one of the few theaters that didn’t have a box office. You bought your tickets at the front of the concession stand as you went in the building. The Westport Cine had a similar setup. Can anyone confirm?

Ben Vogt
Ben Vogt on February 2, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Yes, Kyle. The doors opened to a concession island with box office located at the front of it. Both sides served as the concession counter and the back was the soda fountains.

rivest266 on February 29, 2016 at 4:00 am

April 9th, 1976 grand opening ad in photo section.

JAlex on March 23, 2017 at 10:17 am

It has been announced the theatre will be demolished by the City of Alton.

MitchWolf on March 9, 2019 at 4:20 am

Its official demolished it happened on March 7th 2019

50sSNIPES on March 12, 2023 at 7:33 pm

Actual closing date is April 9, 1998.

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