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Lincoln Grand 8 Theater

215 S Kickapoo Street, Lincoln, IL 62656


Downtown Lincoln is a great place to grab dinner and a movie while exploring the Mother Road.

Built in 1922, the theater built by Steve Bennis opened in 1923 on Abraham Lincoln's birthday showing "John Quincy Adams Sawyer." It was originally a single screen featuring an organ and live stage shows as well. The number of screens was doubled in 1985 and then again in the mid nineties. The bricks were recycled from the four buildings that Mr. Bennis and his sons had to tear down in order to build their Theater. The Lincoln Grand 8 was added on in 2015 and finished March, 2016 adjacent to the original structure.

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  • Mon: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Tue: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Wed: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Thu: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Fri: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Sat: 1:00pm – 12:00am
  • Sun: 1:00pm – 12:00am

Great Prices on Admissions & Concessions!
FREE refills on ALL SIZES of popcorn and drinks.
REAL butter for popcorn, 50 cents extra.

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