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Heart Theater, Effingham, IL

Heart Theater

Exterior of the Heart Theater

Photo courtesy of Paul Salley

The Heart Theater was built inside what had formerly been a garage and opened in 1941.

The theater originally contained 750 seats, but this number was downsized to 500 by Frisina Amusement Co. in the 1970's.

The theater closed around 2002, reopened in 2003 and was closed again in 2007.

Contributed by Paul Salley, Colby Higgs

Former Heart Theatre owner Mike Stephens stands alongside the box office.
Bill Grimes

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