Arcada Theatre

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105 E. Main St.
St. Charles, IL 60174
ph. (630) 962-7000
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Nov14Thu
John Lodge
Arcada Theatre
St. Charles, IL
Nov23Sat
Sam Savage
Arcada Theatre
St. Charles, IL
Nov27Wed
Kashmir
Arcada Theatre
St. Charles, IL
Dec7Sat
Official Tower of Power Band, Tower of Power
Arcada Theatre
St. Charles, IL
Dec27Fri
Sam Savage
Arcada Theatre
St. Charles, IL
Jan26Sun
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Squirrel Nut Zippers
Arcada Theatre
St. Charles, IL
Feb8Sat
The Stylistics
Arcada Theatre
St. Charles, IL
Apr22Wed
Michael Bolton
Arcada Theatre
St. Charles, IL

The Arcada Theater was built in 1926 by local millionaire and Chicago Tribune cartoonist Lester J. Norris. The new theater was a $500,000 example of the Norris family's confidence in the future of St. Charles . With only 5,000 residents in town, 1,009 seats were installed. A popular stop on the Vaudeville circuit, the Arcada was described in the St. Charles Chronicle in this quote: “There may be larger theatres in Chicago , but for beauty of auditorium and artistic stage setting, there are none superior to the Arcada of St. Charles.”

Upon the Arcada's grand opening, the public came in such large numbers that hundreds were unable to gain entrance. Chicagoans arrived by a special railway car to see the featured film “The Last Frontier” and the Vaudeville acts of Fibber McGee and Molly Lor. Patrons also heard a recital on the famous $25,000 Marr and Colton silver and red organ, which was adorned with flamingo carvings.

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