Madison Theatre

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Madison Theatre
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Madison Theatre is located in Illinois
Madison Theatre
Location 502 Main St., Peoria, Illinois
Coordinates 40°41′39″N 89°35′29″W / 40.69417°N 89.59139°W / 40.69417; -89.59139Coordinates: 40°41′39″N 89°35′29″W / 40.69417°N 89.59139°W / 40.69417; -89.59139
Area less than one acre
Built 1920[2]
Architect Frederic J. Klein
Architectural style Classical Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 80001402[1]
Added to NRHP November 21, 1980

Madison Theatre is a historic theater in Peoria, Illinois, United States that opened on October 16, 1920, as a silent picture theatre.[2]


The building was commissioned by Dee Robinson and designed by Frederick J. Klein; it was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 21, 1980. From 1996-2002, the Theatre was revived under the management of Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment. Over 200 concerts took place during this period including live performances by George Winston, Ray Charles, The Smashing Pumpkins, Creed, REO Speedwagon, Fiona Apple, Todd Rundgren, moe., Govt' Mule, and Mudvayne. The building is located across the street from the Pere Marquette Hotel, also on the National Register.[3] The theatre features an Italian Renaissance exterior and classical plasterwork on the interior walls and domed lobby ceilings. The lobby's terra-cotta plasterwork frames a triple-arched window above the marquee.[4] The theatre closed in 2003.[5]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Madison Theatre," (PDF), National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, HAARGIS Database. Retrieved 15 April 2007.
  3. ^ Vivere Research (2000-10-01). "Madison Theatre". Retrieved 2007-02-18. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Madison Theatre". Retrieved 2007-02-18. 
  5. ^ "Madison Theatre". Retrieved 2010-11-18.