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Our Mission

Friends of the Lincoln Square Theater is a Not-for-Profit organization dedicated to reinventing the historical, downtown Lincoln Square Theatre as a sustainable, community arts, education and entertainment center through strategic partnerships and focus on tourism to promote Decatur economic revitalization, historical preservation and community enrichment.

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The Historic Lincoln Square Theater Presents

Noise Pollution & Son of a Gun

Special Guests: Jonny Vodka

November 18, 2023


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The Historic Lincoln Square Theater Presents


Special Guests: Garden of Eden

November 22, 2023


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Sidewalk Prophets - Great Big Family Christmas

Decemeber 1, 2023

7:00pm - 10:00pm

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Beautiful Noise Productions Presents

JAY WHITE as Neil Diamond - The Sweet Caroline Tour

December 2, 2023


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Decatur Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Present

Scott Wattles & The Blue Suede Crew Christmas Concert

December 9, 2023

Doors Open 6:00pm

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Comfort Inn & Suites of Decatur Presents

The Fabulous Motown Review

December 16, 2023

Doors Open 6:00pm

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New Years Eve with REVEL IN RED

December 31, 2023

Doors Open 6:00pm

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Pollack Films Presents

Fields of Gold

FNB of Decatur & BeckTech Present

April Wine

Special Guests: Grand Theft Audio

October 15, 2023


Lincoln Square Theater Presents

Friday the 13th

October 13th, 2023


September 14, 2023


Decatur Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Present

Scott Wattles & The Blue Suede Crew

October 1, 2023

Doors Open at 2:00pm


August 20, 2023

Doors Open at 6:00pm

Echoes of Pompeii

July 22, 2023

Doors Open at 6:00pm

Stripmasters Services presents

Moonshine Bandits 

Special Guests: Good Ol' Boyz, Dusty Leigh & Who TF is Justin Time?

July 5th, 2023


Twitty & Lynn: A Salute To Conway & Loretta

With Special Guests: Gabriel & Holmes

May 11th, 2023

Doors Open at 6:00pm

SERVPRO of Decatur/Forsyth Presents

Eliot Lewis from "Live From Daryl's House"

With Special Guests: Harlem Hayfield

May 5th, 2023

Doors Open at 6:00pm

Scott Wattles & The Blue Suede Crew

April 22nd, 2023

Doors Open at 6:00pm

Glenn Miller Orchestra

April 21st, 2023

Doors Open at 6:00 pm

Little River Band w/ special guests: Solid Gold

March 24th, 2023

Doors Open at 5:00pm

St Patrick’s Day Party with Broken Brogue Irish Band

March 17th, 2023

Doors Open at 6:00pm

The Fabulous Motown Revue

March 11th, 2023


Casino Night at the Lincoln Square Theater

February 11th, 2023

Doors Open at 6:00pm

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives

January 28th, 2023

Doors Open at 6:00pm

SPEEDLUBE Presents Lee Greenwood

American Spirit Tour... Once and for All

With special guests The Greg Bickers Band

December 8, 2022

Highway 615's Christmas 2022

With special guests Solid Gold & Revel in Red

December 10, 2022

JACKYL with special guests Jonny Vodka

Concert Nov. 20th - 7:00pm

We are Messengers

Concert Oct. 15th - 7:00pm

Our Goals

  • Identify, prioritize, budget and plan for building renovation needs
  • Develop business plan for initial fundraising to repair the building and for long-term self-sustainability
  • Recruit volunteers to help with clean up and renovations
  • Implement flexible design ideas for new and creative events
  • Align with key partners of non-for-profits and business
  • Create a calendar for entertainment and rental bookings
  • Spur the economic growth of Downtown Decatur as a destination location

History and Vision for the Future!

The historical 1916, downtown Lincoln Square Theater provides a unique atmosphere for an experience unmatched by the surrounding area venues. Utilizing strategic partnerships, The Lincoln Square Theater will leverage its’ regional and national centralized location to optimize the tourism potential of Decatur, Illinois. A wide variety of entertainment catering to the diversity of our audience and the envisioned expanded, flexible layout will allow for multiple tailored events simultaneously.