Salem Community Theatre and Cultural Center

119 S. Broadway,
Salem, IL 62881

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: Cluster Circuit, Kerasotes Theatres

Functions: Live Theater, Special Events

Styles: Art Deco, Egyptian

Previous Names: Salem Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 618.548.2222

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Salem Community Theatre and Cultural Center

The 600-seat Salem Theatre was opened in 1938. This Art Deco-meets-Egyptian style movie house was operated by Kerasotes and closed as a movie theatre in 1999. Now with 400 seats it is no longer used for showing movies. The Salem is still very much alive, used for live theatrical productions and various special events.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

Broan on August 5, 2007 at 8:41 pm

Cool looking facade. The box office looked like it must have been clad in vitrolite at some point. Storefronts have obviously been extensively remodeled from their original appearance. Photos at

Trolleyguy on May 19, 2016 at 8:45 am

Website is down. Shows listed on their Facebook page.

SethG on February 4, 2019 at 10:06 am

Can we get a better history? The storefronts and ticket booth were indeed covered in vitrolite. To see what it looked like in the early ‘70s, go to: and enter 'Salem Marion’ in the search bar. Theater will be the first result.

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