Sterling Theater

Due to Tier 3 Mitigations, Sterling Theater is closed to the public.  Currently doing Curbside Popcorn & Candy Sales.  Pre-order form posted below.

NO Showtimes and tickets are available at this time.



Due to the Tier 3 Mitigation that closed our theater, we are currently closed for movies.  To help cover expenses that just don’t go away we are selling Curbside Popcorn each Friday 2-6pm until we can reopen once again.   Additionally we have inventory we are selling since re-open date is unknown at this time.  HELP us clear out some inventory and make ends meet in these uncertain times.  We want to rotate stock out in the event the closure is long lasting.

  • CURBSIDE POPCORN Big Bucket Sized Bag $5 each
  • Butter Topping $1 for 2 ounce cup on the side
  • Boxed or Bagged Theater Candy $2 each**
  • 6 Pack Beer **
    • $9 (Budlight, Bud, Ultra, Amberbock, Busch Light)
    • $10 (Stella, Stella Cidre, Estrella Jalisco, Kinky Blue/Pink, Bud Light Seltzers)
  • 4 Pack Wine $8 (Bare Foot Moscato, Rosé, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio)**

**while supplies last

Place your order by clicking this link.  New link will be posted each Monday for Friday pickup.  THANK YOU!

Historic Sterling Theater

Originally built in 1924 for vaudeville and stage acts, the theater was partially destroyed by fire on July 9, 1943.

It was rebuilt in an Art Moderne style designed by architect John R. McLane and opened on September 28, 1944. One of the features of the rebuilt Sterling Theater was a lighted tower, which became a beacon for entertainment in downtown Sterling.

Renovated & Refreshed

In a collaborative civic effort, the Theater was acquired and renovated by the Greater Sterling Development Corporation in 2013. Under an independent theater management group, the tower of Sterling Theater is lit once again.

Private & Group Events

With your event package, you receive a private screening of your choice of movie, with concessions and drinks provided.

Brew ‘N’ View is Back!

Order beer, wine, or even some food, then sit back and enjoy a movie from the traditional theater seating or our tabletop lounge area.

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Happy Customers


We had our sons’ 13th birthday party here and we’re completely happy with the way it turned out. Everyone enjoyed the movie with plenty of room and the party went off great.

- Rakib Hasan


402 Locust Street
Sterling, IL 61081

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(815) 632-3708

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