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Lincoln Theatre

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103 E Main St, Belleville, IL 62220
http://www.lincolntheatre-bellevill...
(618) 233-0123
 
Opened on October 6, 1921 with four acts of vaudeville and a silent movie, bThe Old Nestb, the Lincoln Theatre soon became the premier theatre in all of southern Illinois. The original admission for adults was 27B" for the balcony and 36B" for the...read more
Opened on October 6, 1921 with four acts of vaudeville and a silent movie, bThe Old Nestb, the Lincoln Theatre soon became the premier theatre in all of southern Illinois. The original admission for adults was 27B" for the balcony and 36B" for the main floor. On January 10, 1922, the St. Clair County Historical Society presented a bronze plaque to be placed on the theatre building commemorating Charles Dickensb stay at the Mansion House Hotel. The Mansion House Hotel stood on the same site as the Lincoln Theatre. Many great stars have appeared at the Lincoln including a young Ginger Rogers in November of 1926. About the same time, a fresh, new comedy act called the Three Nightingales, who later changed their name to the Marx Brothers, appeared in this theatre. On Thursday nights, amateurs from the audience could perform on stage. In 1927, a Wurlitzer organ was purchased for $30,000 and installed to replace the orchestra. This instrument was called a Unit Orchestra since it allowed full accompaniment to silent films while only having to pay one musician. Vin James, who was once the orchestra conductor, was hired as the regular organist. bFour Sonsb, the last silent film at the Lincoln, played on March 13, 1929 and the organ was soon to be silenced on August 2, 1929, due to the popularity of the new talkie movies. It was then completely removed at a later date. In the 1950bs Cinemascope arrived at the Lincoln and the lower part of the chandelier had to be removed because it caused a shadow on the new movie screen. The first Cinemascope picture to play the Lincoln was bThe Robeb. Today the theatre can be seen much like it was in the 1920's. Its owner, Richard Wright, has lovingly restored it over the last 20 years. One can still feel that awe and majesty of Southern Illinoisb greatest vaudeville house. A dream of Richardbs was to once again have a theatre pipe organ in the Lincoln. He began collecting organs and other miscellaneous parts. Finally, in the early 1990's, the monumental task of restoring and rebuilding these parts into an outstanding instrument began. The organ's dedication in October of 1996 was the start of the theatre's Diamond Jubilee year.
 
 

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Opened on October 6, 1921 with four acts of vaudeville and a silent movie, bThe Old Nestb, the Lincoln Theatre soon became the premier theatre in all of southern Illinois. The original admission for adults was 27B" for the balcony and 36B" for the main floor. On January 10, 1922, the St. Clair County Historical Society presented a bronze plaque to be placed on the theatre building commemorating Charles Dickensb stay at the Mansion House Hotel. The Mansion House Hotel stood on the same site as the Lincoln Theatre. Many great stars have appeared at the Lincoln including a young Ginger Rogers in November of 1926. About the same time, a fresh, new comedy act called the Three Nightingales, who later changed their name to the Marx Brothers, appeared in this theatre. On Thursday nights, amateurs from the audience could perform on stage. In 1927, a Wurlitzer organ was purchased for $30,000 and installed to replace the orchestra. This instrument was called a Unit Orchestra since it allowed full accompaniment to silent films while only having to pay one musician. Vin James, who was once the orchestra conductor, was hired as the regular organist. bFour Sonsb, the last silent film at the Lincoln, played on March 13, 1929 and the organ was soon to be silenced on August 2, 1929, due to the popularity of the new talkie movies. It was then completely removed at a later date. In the 1950bs Cinemascope arrived at the Lincoln and the lower part of the chandelier had to be removed because it caused a shadow on the new movie screen. The first Cinemascope picture to play the Lincoln was bThe Robeb. Today the theatre can be seen much like it was in the 1920's. Its owner, Richard Wright, has lovingly restored it over the last 20 years. One can still feel that awe and majesty of Southern Illinoisb greatest vaudeville house. A dream of Richardbs was to once again have a theatre pipe organ in the Lincoln. He began collecting organs and other miscellaneous parts. Finally, in the early 1990's, the monumental task of restoring and rebuilding these parts into an outstanding instrument began. The organ's dedication in October of 1996 was the start of the theatre's Diamond Jubilee year.