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Will Rogers Theatre

2008 Photo from the Darren Snow collection.
103 E Main St
Collinsville IL

Record #11051  
 Opened: 1936
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Current Use:
Architect(s): Boller Bros
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:
 Previously operated by: Komm Circuit, Mid-America Theatres

Information for this tour was contributed by Darren Snow.

The Will Rogers was designed by the Boller Brothers in 1936. It was promptly run out of business by the nearby Miners Theatre, and after a few years of vacancy, it was reborn as a hangout called Teen Town. It then spent quite a few years as a clothing store, and now it's the Isle of U, an "internet cafe." One of the few remaining artifacts from its brief cinematic career is a handsome Moderne staircase that goes up to the balcony.

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June 2008 photos from the Darren Snow collection.

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January 2008 photos from the Darren Snow collection.

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October 1999 photos from the Darren Snow collection.

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Last featured 2002-12-27. Last edited 11/20/2021.

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