The Gillioz Theatre

Gillioz Master Interior

This historic theatre was built in 1926 by regional bridge builder M.E. Gillioz. Established on the newly announced Route 66, the theatre was originally a hybrid theatre; hosting both vaudeville and film presentations. As vaudeville faded, the theatre leaned more heavily on film programming, and eventually closed. A passionate community rallied to see the Gillioz restored and reopened in 2006.

The Gillioz has emerged as the premiere event venue in Springfield. Programming includes a blend of film, music concerts, conferences, comedy, theatre and opera. The ornate d├ęcor is breathtaking, and the intimacy of the 1044 seat theatre makes every presentation historic for both patron and performer.

 

 

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