$25.00 Gift Card for $11.00

$25.00 Gift Card for $11.00

Princess Theatre
Value $25
Discount 56%
Savings $14
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Description:

Before 3-D, before IMAX, before all the gadgets and technology that make going to movies more like going to a theme park, there was a time that families went to the movies to enjoy two hours of comedy, drama or action. When a box of popcorn didn’t cost as much as dinner in a five star restaurant. When the theatre was as much a part of the experience as the movie itself. To get this same experience, you can step into the nearest DeLorean and travel back in time 30-40 years. Or just travel to LeRoy and visit the Princess Theatre where you can see today’s newest releases in a completely renovated theatre.

Marcus West built the Princess Theater in 1916. Architect W.W. Van Atta designed the brick theater with limestone accents. The first movie was "Tennessee's Partner" which opened on Nov. 21, 1916. The original theater was a silent movie house with piano accompaniment, as "talkies" did not make their debut in LeRoy until 1931.

John Frieburg later operated the theater for several decades. One of Frieburg's granddaughters stated that Frieburg "took such care and pride in the theatre and keeping it in tiptop shape. He used lots of duct tape…and much love in keeping the place up."

In October of 2003, the Princess was purchased by David A. Kraft and Kris and Susan Spaulding. After 10 months of renovation and remodel, the theater re-opened on August 6, 2004 with Disney's "Around the World in 80 Days." The Princess was awarded a Heritage Award from the Preservation and Conservation Association for the renovation. With both families living outside of LeRoy, the commute proved to be too much and the theatre closed in November 2006 only to be reopened less than a month later.

Michael E. Hanafin purchased the theatre from Kraft and Spaulding in December 2006. He and his family regularly attended movies there and did not want to see the theatre close down again because it was such a huge asset to the community. Hanafin finished renovating the exterior of the building and finished some minor remodeling on the interior of the building.

Mike's whole family takes part in the operation of the facility which includes running the ticket booth and tending to the birthday parties and free movies. His wife, daughters and grandchildren all serve as the projectionists, film bookers, concession managers and event planners along with the general operations of the theatre. They plan to have the theatre in the family for a very long time.

What’s a movie without popcorn or snacks? At the Princess, you can order a large popcorn for only $3.50. A small drink will only set you back $2.50 and candy is only $2. And the concession prices aren’t the only thing that is affordable. Ticket prices are only $6 for an adult, $5 for kids and $5 for seniors. That means you can treat your entire family to a movie and snacks and still have plenty of money left for dinner.

So next time you want to see a movie, take the quick drive to LeRoy and check out the Princess Theatre and enjoy a beautiful theatre and BIG savings in ticket and concession prices.

Details:

Valid 5/25/11-5/25/12. One gift card per family per visit. Cannot be used for alcohol. No cash back or credit for unused portion. No cash value. Not valid with any other promotion. No refunds. All sales are final.

About Princess Theatre

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Before 3-D, before IMAX, before all the gadgets and technology that make going to movies more like going to a theme park, there was a time that families went to the movies to enjoy two hours of comedy, drama or action. When a box of popcorn didn’t cost as much as dinner in a five star restaurant. When the theatre was as much a part of the experience as the movie itself. To get this same experience, you can step into the nearest DeLorean and travel back in time 30-40 years. Or just travel to LeRoy and visit the Princess Theatre where you can see today’s newest releases in a completely renovated theatre.

Marcus West built the Princess Theater in 1916. Architect W.W. Van Atta designed the brick theater with limestone accents. The first movie was "Tennessee's Partner" which opened on Nov. 21, 1916. The original theater was a silent movie house with piano accompaniment, as "talkies" did not make their debut in LeRoy until 1931.

John Frieburg later operated the theater for several decades. One of Frieburg's granddaughters stated that Frieburg "took such care and pride in the theatre and keeping it in tiptop shape. He used lots of duct tape…and much love in keeping the place up."

In October of 2003, the Princess was purchased by David A. Kraft and Kris and Susan Spaulding. After 10 months of renovation and remodel, the theater re-opened on August 6, 2004 with Disney's "Around the World in 80 Days." The Princess was awarded a Heritage Award from the Preservation and Conservation Association for the renovation. With both families living outside of LeRoy, the commute proved to be too much and the theatre closed in November 2006 only to be reopened less than a month later.

Michael E. Hanafin purchased the theatre from Kraft and Spaulding in December 2006. He and his family regularly attended movies there and did not want to see the theatre close down again because it was such a huge asset to the community. Hanafin finished renovating the exterior of the building and finished some minor remodeling on the interior of the building.

Mike's whole family takes part in the operation of the facility which includes running the ticket booth and tending to the birthday parties and free movies. His wife, daughters and grandchildren all serve as the projectionists, film bookers, concession managers and event planners along with the general operations of the theatre. They plan to have the theatre in the family for a very long time.

What’s a movie without popcorn or snacks? At the Princess, you can order a large popcorn for only $3.50. A small drink will only set you back $2.50 and candy is only $2. And the concession prices aren’t the only thing that is affordable. Ticket prices are only $6 for an adult, $5 for kids and $5 for seniors. That means you can treat your entire family to a movie and snacks and still have plenty of money left for dinner.

So next time you want to see a movie, take the quick drive to LeRoy and check out the Princess Theatre and enjoy a beautiful theatre and BIG savings in ticket and concession prices.

Princess Theatre Location:
Princess Theatre 300 E. Center St.
LeRoy, IL, 61752, US Get Directions
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