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General Admission
Adults $7.00, Children(12 and under) & Seniors (65 and older) $6.00 
Sunday Matinee
Adults $6.00 Children (12 and under) & Seniors (65 and older) $5.00

 
"50 to 1 Movie"
True story of horse race legend "Mine That Bird"
(PG-13)
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Planes Fire and Rescue
(PG)
Official Web Site Planes Fire and Rescue

 

Get Your Advance Tickets to
"NightLights"  
Saturday Aug. 2, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Featuring Streator's Own Jeff Garretson
 
In The Majestic

Buy a ticket, see the show,
get a chance to win an autographed "50 to 1" poster
signed by Jim Wilson and Faith Conroy 

"50 to 1 Movie"

(PG-13)

A misfit group of New Mexico cowboys find themselves on the journey of a lifetime when their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies for the Kentucky Derby. Based on the inspiring true story of Mine That Bird, the cowboys face a series of mishaps on their way to Churchill Downs, becoming the ultimate underdogs in a final showdown with the world's racing elite.


Director:

 

Writers:

 Jim Wilson,
 
Run Time:  Minutes
Show Times: 110 minutes

Fri - Sat 7:15 & 9:30
Sun 3:15 & 5:30
Mon - Thurs 7:15


 
 
In the Granada


Planes Fire and Rescue
(PG)

When Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he joins forces with fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, The Smokejumpers, to battle a massive wildfire.


Director:

 

Writer:

  (characters)

run time: 83 minutes

Show Times:

Fri - Sat 7:00 & 9:00
Sun 3:00 & 5:00
Mon - Thurs 7:00

 
 
 
With Digital Projection
Thank you, Bob Endres for you most gracious gift of kindness and friendship!
 

You may never know how far reaching an act of kindness will be.

 
Tim Burke, a Streator native who moved to Los Angeles in 1979, purchased the Majestic from Kerasotes in 1997. His grandfather, Ted Burke, worked as a projectionist at the Majestic during the 1950’s, & 1960’s.  Burke ran his first movie in the Majestic at the age of 8 when his Grandfather became ill during a show.

Burke, who works for 20th Century Fox in Century City near Hollywood, CA, reopened the Majestic in November 1998, showing classic movies on both screens. However, slumping attendance led to the theatre closing just six weeks later. One of the conditions of the sale from Kerasotes to Burke was a protective covenant that prevented the Majestic from screening first-run movies for a period of ten years.
 
The Majestic reopened in May 2007 as a first-run movie theatre after getting new seats, new screens, an upgraded sound system, and new paint. The first two movies featured were ‘Air Guitar Nation’ and ‘Disturbia’. Seven years later, in 2014, the Majestic continues to roll along showing first-run films but now faces a new challenge: converting from film to digital.
 
The movie industry as a whole is winding down production of 35mm film prints of movies in favor of a digital media format. The cost of purchasing new digital projectors and sound systems is staggering; the early estimate to convert the Majestic’s two theatres to digital was $120,402.73. The original deadline imposed by the movie industry has been extended, but time is running out. The staff and friends of the Majestic theatre at the urging of Chuck & Amanda Vaughn continued their efforts to raise money to fund the digital conversion, and as of this writing (June 2014) have raised approximately $28,500.00.  “The public support for the Majestic has been amazing”, said “Katie Troccoli, theatre operator  “From private donations from individuals like Cinda Bond at Grant St Grocery, & Sara Bresser at the Silver Fox, to Clubs including The Knights of Columbus bingo ladies, The Friday Night Scribs Car Club to the Streator Fireman, and many, many, more to numerous to mention, we are forever grateful for your support” 
 
Now comes Robert Endres. “I was around nine years old when I first entered a projection booth. I had been given a 16mm hand-cranked projector by my uncle and, already a movie fan, I was fascinated by it. I attended a Saturday matinee at the Majestic Theatre in my home town of Streator, Illinois. I was seated in the balcony right in front of the projection booth, and stood on the arm rests of two of the theatre seats to peer through the projection port. Not seeing as much as I’d like, I went around to the booth door and was peeking through the keyhole when a manager caught me and ushered me into the booth. I was scared at being caught, but fascinated by the equipment. By the time I was twelve, I was being taught how to thread one of those machines by one of the projectionists”. (I was able to re-enact the experience a couple of years ago and was surprised to see how much lower the keyhole seemed than when I was nine).”
We believe that Projectionist was Ted Burke. Endres went on to be head projectionist at Radio City music hall in New York City for 25 years, then took a job as projectionist at Dolby Laboratories in New York City where he continues to work today.  In an effort to make sure the, theatre where he got his start, “The Majestic” does not go dark, he graciously gifted the balance of the cost as well as technical support for the installation of the new equipment.
On June 20, 2014 both screens at the Majestic Theatre became capable of running both 35mm film and digital projection.  It’s hard to comprehend that the acts of kindness by Ted Burke so many years ago who took the time to show a 9 year old kid (Endres) the projection booth, and who also taught his Grandson (Tim Burke) his craft would end up saving the Majestic theatre not once but twice for their love of the building that gave them their career’s at opposite sides of our nation.
On June 26th at 9:15 PM The Majestic Theatre will be screening Transformer’s Age of Extinction a film produced by Paramount Pictures who was the first studio to discontinue 35 mm film.
Please watch for upcoming events as there are still issues that need attention at the 107 year old Majestic building.   Now that digital projection has been installed we know we have a bright future in the community and want only the best for the theatre to serve the public.  We also want to pay it forward and help others.

See you in the movies! 

Majestic Theatre
Art Deco Theatre featu
res 530 seats and a full balcony!
  
Majestic Theatre
 119 N Vermillion St. Streator, IL 61364
Phone (815) 673-1199 

Your home for first run movies and live entertainment!

General Admission

Adults $7.00, Children(12 and under) & Seniors (65 and older) $6.00 

Sunday Matinee
Adults $6.00 Children (12 and under) & Seniors (65 and older) $5.00

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