Orpheum Theater

118 N. Main St. Manager, Harry E. Grampp

Source: 1919 Rockford City Directory

Orpheum Thearter

Source: Orpheum Theater p24 Rockford 1900 – World War I by Eric A. Johnson 977.331 J661r

Orpheum Theater ad

Source: Rockford Morning Star 7/8/2010

Orpheum Theater ad 1920

Source: Rockford Morning Star 2/5/1920

Orpeheum Theater 1923

Source: Rockford Morning Star 8/19/1923

Palace Theater, Hotel Mayer – 1928 Sanborn Map

Palace Theater Block 1928

Source: 1928 Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

To the South of this block is West State St.

To the West is N Main ST. Palace Theatre technically front on Main St.

To The East is No. Wyman St.

To the North is Mulberry St.  Hotel Mayer was on the North End of this Block.

In 2015, Subway Sandwiches are on the SE corner of this block. Palace Theater and Hotel Mayer were razed and are currently a parking lot.

Palace Theater “The Devil Thumbs A Ride” – 1947

Palace Theater 1947

Source: Rockford Register Star June 14, 1947

The Palace Theater was at 115 N. Main St., Rockford, IL

Camp Grant – Memorial Day Parade

Camp Grant - Parade

Camp Grant soldiers parade on the 100 block of No. Main St.. The Palace Theater, now razed and a parking lot across from the Rockford Public Library’s Nordlof Center, was promoting “Hi Chum” on its marquee. According to newspaper ads on May 29, 1943 for the Palace Theater it played on Memorial Day weekend that year, although the movie was correctly title “Hi Ya, Chum” and Memorial Day was called Declaration Day at that time.

Source: photograph was loaned by John Goodrich.  Dates were ascertained by assorted newspapers.