Central Illinois Gazette (April 2013)

Central Illinois Gazette (April 2013)

Today in history: The beginning of Champaign's Park (now Art) Theatre

In 1913, Champaign is to have a new and modern motion picture theater, one that will be the equal of anything in the Middle West. Mark and Bert Cooper are to build a theater on the T.D. Wilson lot on Church Street, just west of the Trevett & Mattis Bank, and work will begin in a short time.