Friday, July 24, 2020

Favorite Childhood Place

One of my favorite childhood places! 35 cents on Saturday afternoon got us a double or triple feature and my parents a few hours of peace, likely. My oldest daughter's first movie was there...The Muppet Movie. - Peggy Morrison Litt

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Largest crowd

I was a usher '61 - '63. I think the largest crowds ever was for the movie Gypsy with Natalie Wood. Sold out twice the same night and still turned people away. Recall people even standing in the wall aisles.  I forget what the admission price was but with that and concession receipts I twice had a walking police escort to the bank night deposit one block away. - Gerry Logsdon

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Saw Jaws There

I saw Jaws there ... Spent most of my time in the aisle hiding my face 😂 - Stace F

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

A Grocery Bag Full Of Popcorn

A long time ago... my Grandma would take all of her grandkids there on Wednesday’s with a large paper grocery bag full of popcorn. Admission was a Pepsi bottle cap for each. It was so damn noisy, you couldn’t hear a word of the movie. - Kathy N

Monday, July 13, 2020

So many memories ...

So many memories. Every Saturday my dad took neighbor kids and me to the Washington for cartoons. Now that I’m old, I totally get why he took us even though money was tight. Parental privacy. But not just cartoons but Buck Rogers and Gene Autry and Hopalong Cassidy And many more. The concession was a paradise of candy we didn’t get at home. Ju-Ju Bees and Sugar Daddy and the plckles. Balcony was great. Boys would spit on girls below to get attention. It was a grand place and loved by many of us. - Shirley B

Thursday, July 9, 2020

The Wolfman ... Live!

I remember about the early 50s, around Halloween they featured the Wolf man movie late. About half way thru the movie,  a person came screeching down the aisle dressed like the wolfman. Wow, you really clung on your boyfriend. It was fun. - LouAnn G

Sunday, July 5, 2020


My grandmother lived in the apartments right next to it. The lady that made the popcorn (Norma?) lived next to her & she used to let me go down behind the theatre in a basement & help her make it.🤗 There was about 6 apartments up there. They were beautiful. - Kathy Wittmer

Sunday matinee

When I was in grade school, my dad would drop me off there to see a matinee' on Sunday afternoon. When the show was over I'd walk down to the Knights of Columbus hall and wait for him to finish playing cards for my ride home. - David Ullman, Carbondale IL

Friday, July 3, 2020

The last movie

The last movie I saw there was ET. It (the theater) was already closed then, somehow the Adams Theatre was able to rent it due to the very popular movie to allow all to see it. – Randy Gallaher, Quincy IL

An awesome place for a 10 yr old

When I was probably a 10 yr old, my Grandmother lived in an apartment above what is now Winter's Wing (The Forum ) . We would stay with her and go to Washington theater on Saturday mornings and watch movies. My great uncle worked as an usher, so he would take us up to the balcony . While we were there, we could have popcorn or I remember a dill pickle on a stick.  After the show we headed down to Zim's for chili dogs and a shake to eat in Washington Park . That was an awesome place for a 10 yr old . – Kevin K. Ostermiller, Quincy IL

My parents met there

My mom and dad, George Keller and Joan (Nee Koetters) Keller met there in the 1950's - he was assistant manager and she was the new candy girl. Just had their 63rd wedding anniversary.  My dad’s younger brother Richard also worked there in the late 60's. – Ken Keller, Quincy IL

All for only 25 cents

Every Saturday I saw a double-feature, news of the world and a cartoon. $.25! - James J. Morrissey, New York NY

Walt Disney Films

I went there so much as a child. Saw all the Walt Disney films there. Love that theater ... and I always looked forward to their snow cones!.- Mary Kay Reagan Sprinkle, Chatham IL

Saturday Morning Cartoons

Loved this theater....when I think it was like 50 cents, my cousin and I would go on Saturday morning's cartoon shows, take a sack lunch and wait for the afternoon show...just spend the whole day there. And was a favorite date night place - Sherrill Ostermueller Duesterhaus, Lampe MO

Thursday, July 2, 2020

First To Last

My cousin and I went there to see A Hard Days Night. At that time you didn't have to leave after each showing. My cousin wouldn't tell me where her parents were so we could be picked up so we were there from first showing till last showing. - Lois Glasgow, Canton MO

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Stood In Line

Mom used to take me to see Disney movies and the like. I remember standing in line around the corner of 5th street waiting to get in. I believe that side of the bldg was green and black. - Cindy Huechteman Timme

Watch The Same Movie

I remember going there and if the movie was really one we liked, we could just stay in our seat and watch it the next time it came on. We stayed there to watch the same movie maybe 3 times. It was a beautiful theater. - Ginger Heitman, Quincy IL

A Cherished Place

I am so, SOOOO, happy that Quincy is being revitalized and its history is being cherished and restored. I have a lot of history in Quincy, so this is near and dear to my heart. My mother and father, Bob Keller and Irene Behrens Keller, spent a lot of time in this theater. It is kind of like preserving a church where the whole family was baptized, married, and buried, you just do not tear down sacred places like churches and theaters. -  Marilyn Irene Keller Rittmeyer, Quincy IL