Sterling Theater

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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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