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Roof collapses on 100-year-old theatre

 "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 has been a...