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Sterling Theater

Photo from the Classic Cinemas collection.
402 Locust St
Sterling IL 61081
(815) 632-3708

Record #6417  
 Opened: 1924
Capacity: 500 seats
Architectural Style(s): Streamline Moderne
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:
 Previously operated by: Classic Cinemas, Sensible Cinemas, 21st Century Cinemas

Information for this tour was contributed by Konrad Schiecke.

The Sterling Theatre opened in 1924 with 1000 seats. It was partially destroyed by a fire in 1943 and was rebuilt in 1944. It was twinned in the 1980s.

21st Century Cinemas closed the location in 2008. Skip Huston, who brought the Decatur Avon Theater back to life, reopened the Sterling on August 23, 2013.

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Last featured 6/29/2003. Last edited 8/20/2013.

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