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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Normal Theater Officially "Historic" for 25 years!

Normal Theater 1937

Normal, IL – November 4, 2016 – The Normal Theater may appear to have a silver glow as it celebrates 25 years of being designated a “local landmark”. On November 4, 1991, the Normal Town Council unanimously passed an ordinance establishing the theater as a historic landmark, one of fifteen in town. 

The Normal Historic Preservation Commission recommended the approval of the ordinance after determining the theater met the criteria for designation. 

The Normal Theater was designed by prominent local architect Arthur F. Moratz and the Art-Deco/Art Moderne design of the front façade is an outstanding example of this architectural style. 

When it opened its doors in 1937, the theater immediately became one of the most well-known structures in Uptown Normal and has been ever since. Current and past community members and Illinois State University students have shared many memories in this local gem. 

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