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Empire Theatre

2004 Photo from the Kyle Fee collection.
115 N Eighth St
Quincy IL

Record #25981  
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Current Use: Apartments
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Empire, Hippodrome, Hippodrome-Empire
 Previously operated by: Publix Great States Theatres

Information for this tour was contributed by Kyle Fee.

The Empire closed during the silent era, unable to compete with the more fashionable Washington and Orpheum theatres. After that it was used as an auditorium for graduations and the Quincy Community Theatre. Louise Brooks apparently appeared there live on New Year's Day 1924 with a traveling dance company. The building currently has been converted to apartments.

 Photos remain the property of the Member and may not be reproduced without the written consent of the Member.

June 2016 photos from the Adam Martin collection.

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April 2004 photos from the Kyle Fee collection.

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