Majestic Theatre was built in East St. Louis in 1928. At the time it was a highly acclaimed theatre, with innovative advances that were unlike other theatres in the city. The theatre closed in 1960, and remains closed today.
Backstory and Context
The building boasted significant advancements over the previous East St. Louis theatre, while had burnt down several years prior. The Majestic was the first Southern Illinois theatre to have an air conditioning system, and the first to show movies with sound.