Dreamland Theatre

108 W. 3rd Street,
Kewanee, IL 61443

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Dreamland Theatre

This theatre first appears on the 1918 Sanborn, in a 2-story brick commercial building. Although it was of nearly identical dimensions to its neighbors east and west, it may have been purpose-built. At any rate, this was an empty lot in 1910.

No later maps are available online. This structure may have been lost in the 1942 fire. The location is now a parking lot, but this would have been the second door east of the alley (which is still visible on the south side of the street).

Contributed by Seth Gaines

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SethG on August 22, 2021 at 8:54 am

If the statement on the listing for the Dreamland about it moving around the corner is correct, this would have been the new location, although the original Dreamland location stayed in operation as well.

SethG on August 23, 2021 at 12:15 pm

This theater may appear in a photo on the Illinois HARGIS site, for listing number 118663. The site is pretty hard to use, but some clicking will get you to a photo, likely from the early ‘70s, before this corner became so depressingly ugly. The building on the far right is either the theater, or it’s the ice cream parlor, and the theater is just out of frame. At any rate, this building was lost much later, during Kewanee’s sharp decline postwar.

SethG on August 27, 2021 at 9:35 am

Jeeze, far left I mean. I swear I do know the difference.

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