Roseland Theatre

127 S. Locust Street,
Pana, IL 62557

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Additional Info

Operated by: Eisentraut Theatres

Previously operated by: Tanner Theater Circuit

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Tanner's Roseland Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 217.562.5141

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Roseland Theatre, Pana, IL

This beautiful Art Moderne-style single-screen theater opened in April 1940, as Tanner’s Roseland Theatre on Locust Street. It had 900-seats and features a wonderful and colorful neon-lit marquee and rose-themed decor inside (Pana’s nickname is “City of Roses”). The theater, a highlight of the city, still screens first run movies on its large screen today.

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Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

kencmcintyre on September 14, 2007 at 4:54 pm

In 1980, the Roseland was part of the Tanner Circuit, Herman Tanner president and GM. Mr. Tanner also ran the Tanner Drive-In in Pana at that time. There was another Tanner Drive-In in Vandalia, IL as well.

texas25th on July 16, 2008 at 6:04 pm

Found this home video clip of the Bill Horton projectionist at the Roseland since the 1950’s still striking the carbons and running a change over booth.

Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez
Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez on March 26, 2009 at 2:57 am

Sadly, Bill Horton, the most recent owner of the theater passed away March 4th, 2009 after a battle with lung cancer. Mr. Horton owned the theater along with his wife, Selma. As of this date, the Century projectors, carbon arc lamphouses and 2k changeover system in the above youtube video are still being used. I have been told that the theater will continue operating, but with new management.

Trolleyguy on January 16, 2016 at 6:57 am

Updated website link for Eisentraut Theatres.

moax429 on January 17, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Just curious: Does this theater now have digital projection?

Chris1982 on January 17, 2016 at 10:06 pm

Yes the Roseland has made the conversion to digital.

MichaelKilgore on March 1, 2024 at 8:02 am

Boxoffice, May 4, 1940: “Harry Tanner’s new Roseland has opened. The seating capacity is 900 and cost $100,000.”

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