The Save the Lorraine Foundation is working on the restoration and preservation of the historic Lorraine Theatre.

The Lorraine Theatre opened her doors on Monday, March 6, 1922, with a seating capacity of 800 seats. The Lorraine’s doors closed in April of 2012 due to financial difficulties and it went into foreclosure. MainSource Bank put the theatre up for sale in 2013. In late July that year, a group of interested residents came together to save the Lorraine. By August 2013, the Save The Lorraine Foundation was formed.

The purpose of this foundation is to save the Lorraine from further decay and deterioration. It has been a gathering spot for us and our families for decades and represents our shared history. Our memories need to be maintained, and by getting our theatre in use again, those memories will be preserved. The Lorraine will be owned by the people of the community; no corporation, no bank or other city group. Contact the Save the Lorraine Foundation at

Lorraine Theatre Location & Contact

The Lorraine Theatre offers a variety of live events including local and area bands, local Children’s Choir, comedian and ventriloquist, well-known storyteller, weddings, local talent artists, stage plays, and country, jazz, tribute artists, and old classics and more.

324 E. Main Street
Hoopeston, IL 60942


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Established in 1998 originally named “Lorraine Screen 2”, the Little Lorraine was designed in likeness of a private screening room. With only 48 seats, this theater’s small venue creates a unique and intimate experience for both cinematic and theatrical entertainment. It is considered an extension of the main Lorraine Theatre located just two blocks to the East.

Private Rentals

Rent the Little Lorraine for birthday parties, reunions, showers, meetings, the possibilities are endless! The LL birthday party package is $150 per 3-hour event for up to 48 people (Little Lorraine’s max capacity). Package includes free popcorn and drinks for the kids (Mini 12oz Coke, 12oz Sprite, 12oz Powerade, or 12oz water) (up to 48 kids). Concessions including 20oz drinks, candy, and Dippin’ Dots will also be available for purchase. You can bring your own treats but we ask anything with icing is served in bowls to help prevent spills. Contact us for more details!

Little Lorraine Location & Contact

The Little Lorraine features movies, Trivia contests, private parties, Girls’ night out, local school parties, lectures, concessions and more. It is considered an extension of the main Lorraine Theatre and is located just two blocks to the East.

214 E. Main Street
Hoopeston, IL 60942