The Black Box Theatre
March 15, 2017
The Black Box Theatre is an exciting new, live entertainment venue located at 1623 5th Avenue in the heart of Moline Centre. Lora Adams and David Miller are two talented, local artists who have transformed this building into an elegant theatre with a welcoming atmosphere. The theatre contains a separate lobby, 60 raised seats, along with a 50 foot long stage. Old drop-ceiling tiles have been removed to provide new 12 foot high ceilings.
The owners plan to host eight stage productions in the first year, a combination of plays and small musicals, each running three weekends. Ms. Adams also encourages other musical acts and performers to present their own shows, anticipating performances almost every weekend.
“The Quad Cities has so many great venues, so it was never that we needed another one,” she said. “Everyone has their niche; some that focus on Greek or Shakespeare or big musicals. I think we are going to be a little bit different and eclectic.”
Additionally, she hopes the venue will add to the “charming” look of 5th Avenue. “What I love about this block is that there is so much to do,” she said. “On a date night, you can park once and go to dinner, come to a show here and then get a drink afterwards.”
“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” is currently playing at The Black Box Theatre. For more information about the theatre and upcoming attractions, please contact them at 563.284.2350, or follow them on Facebook.