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“This is your theater. This is a civic enterprise. Come and use it!”
H.K. Shockley - first manager of the Lincoln Square Theatre
Opening comments at the opening night ceremonies on October 27, 1916.

Click here for a brief history of the Lincoln Square Theatre, and the founding of restoration efforts.

Click here for a pictorial history of notable performers and events at the Lincoln.


Get the book!
Pick up your copy of Lincoln Square Theatre - by Jasper P. DeVidal.

This book is very informative, entertaining, interesting, and educational. The story of the Lincoln takes the reader on an almost 100 year journey with this historic theater, through its creation and the many changes it has endured (some intentionally and some tragically). Plus, it provides details about the performances and artists that have appeared on stage over the years through unique anecdotes, ads and photographs.

A great testament to the proud history of this center of the arts, the Lincoln Square Theater book is available at the Lincoln Square Theatre office or call 217-422-1711. (limited quantities available!)

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