Friday, September 29 The Roaring 20s Party will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a party in every square inch of the Coronado Theatre. Bands and entertainment will be staggered throughout the lobby spaces and mezzanine to guide guests throughout. There will be theater tours provided by the Land of Lincoln Theatre Organ Society (who may provide some "ghost stories" if asked), and food trucks and refreshment specials outside. A DJ will play vinyl records of artists who have performed at the Coronado Theatre throughout history. A raffle will provide guests a chance to win a trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
At the end of the night, guests will have a look at the theater through the ages as the Friends of the Coronado Foundation and the Land of Lincoln Theater Organ Society debut the short film, "History of the Coronado."
Saturday, September 30 The free-of-charge party continues indoors and outdoors on Main Street from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. with fun family refreshments, a face painter, a magician, and the award-winning Discovery Center Museum. Tours will continue throughout the theater. All are welcome to attend and see the unique theater fulfill its comprehensive mission.
Directions: Coronado Performing Arts Center - 314 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61101 - From I-90 and U.S. Business 20 (E. State St.): west 6.5 miles on Business 20 to N. Main (2nd street after crossing Rock River). Turn right (north) on N. Main 2.5 blocks. From I-39: west on Bypass US 20 to IL 2 (S. Main): North on IL 2 to downtown. Turn left on US 20 Business (Jefferson St.) one block to N. Main; turn right on N. Main 0.5 blocks. Event parking in ramp across from theater and in nearby lots.