Roof collapses on 100-year-old theatre


December 26, 2022

The Rockford sign atop the Rockford Theatre was laying on its side, but appeared intact, even after the roof collapse. Photo by Kyrie Dauenhauer.

 "It sounded like dynamite going off."

 That's how Manager Glenda Collier explained the sudden collapse of the Rockford Theatre roof on Monday morning, Dec. 19. Due to the intense snow load from the winter storm the week before, the entire roof from the screen to the projection room collapsed onto the main floor at about 10:30 a.m. that day.

 In seconds, the historic movie theater that ha...

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