The Lincoln Theatre on East Main in the heart of downtown Belleville is one of the city’s most recognizable buildings. It opened in 1921 on the site of the former Mansion House Hotel (which itself was known for hosting Charles Dickens), with a 27 cent balcony admission (36 cents if you wanted to sit on the main floor), and has hosted Vaudeville acts and silent movies, celebrities such as Ginger Rogers and the Marx Brothers, and today’s modern cinematic productions as well as pipe organ concerts.
It’s a beautiful building, and honestly looks much like it did when it first opened:
There are many gorgeous details to be seen:
It’s still a great place to see a movie, and hopefully will remain an important part of downtown Belleville’s social life for years to come!