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Help us save and restore the historic Lorraine Theatre in Hoopeston, Illinois.

Clean up going on at the Lorraine this Friday, April 18, 2014.  If you would like to volunteer please stop by.

Preliminary Lorraine clean up list:


• Finish cleaning off mold/mildew from walls and ceiling.

• Remove all wallpaper, wallpaper glue, loose paint.

• Sand down old paint from walls, doors, and trim.

• Clean out and repair ventilation ducts.

• Clean out light fixtures.

• Clean off soap, borax, dust, and other debris to prep for new paint.

Lobby and Bathrooms

• Same cleaning steps as the entrance.

• Remove counter and cabinets from the East/West side of concession area.

• Remove (maybe clean) butter machine and area round it.


The basement needs to be cleaned before we can turn on the ventilation system to circulate fresh air.

• All trash, metal, and dirt needs to be removed.

• Walls need to be washed down and sprayed with borax.


• Temporarily move all seats from balcony.

• Remove the East part of the ceiling that collapsed.

Movies scheduled for the weekend of April 18-20, 2014

Please note that these movies are being shown in the “Little Lorraine” theatre in downtown Hoopeston.

The Nut Job

Friday @ 7:00 pm

Saturday @ 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Sunday @ 3:00 pm

If you're coming from out of town - come and have dinner or lunch at one of our many restaurants: Fast Lanes, Mr. B's, PIZZA KING Hoopeston, City Chef, Dairy Queen, Henning’s Root Beer Stand, La Casa Del Sol, Monical's Pizza of Hoopeston, Hoopeston Pizza Hut, China Wok, VFW, The Pump and McDonald's.  You'll be sure to find something for everyone.

See you at the movies!

All movies are a free will donation with proceeds going to the Save the Lorraine Foundation.

Concessions are available!


Reserve the Little Lorraine now for your next party! Rent the theatre for 3 hours for $150.00. (rent & deposit) $50.00 refunded for cleanup.  $25.00 per 1/2 hour after the 3 hour limit.  Contact us for more information!

Donations are now being accepted ONLINE!

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