Coronado Performing Arts Center

300 Elm Street
Rockford, IL 61101

The Coronado opened on October 9, 1927 as an atmospheric style theatre and movie palace – complete with Spanish castles, Italian villas, oriental dragons, starlit skies and a Grande Barton Pipe Organ. Countless show business legends, including the Marx Brothers, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin, Bob Hope, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Gypsy Rose Lee have performed on the Coronado stage.