- Associated Press - Sunday, October 16, 2016

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) - A historic theater in downtown Decatur is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a birthday party and a variety of shows.

The Herald & Review reports (https://bit.ly/2e8OcdQ ) the Lincoln Square Theatre is showing Halloween-themed movies throughout October. The birthday party, with live music, snacks and dancing, is set for Friday.

Adam White is president of the theater. He says while the building is old and needs work, when people come in “it’s like visiting an old friend.”

Lincoln Square Theatre first welcomed guests on Oct. 27, 1916, when more than 1,000 people dressed in suits and gowns filled the seats to watch the play “Hit the Trail Holliday.”

Over the years it drew performers such as Louis Armstrong and comedian Bob Hope.

Restoration of the building began in the 1990s.


Information from: Herald & Review, https://www.herald-review.com

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