The company's founder, Gus Kerasotes, opened a storefront nickelodeon in Springfield, Illinois in 1909. He enjoyed this new technology and Kerasotes Theatres was born. By the mid 1940's all four of Gus' sons had joined the company. Kerasotes Theatres had now expanded to eleven theatres. During the 1950's and 1960's the company embarked on an aggressive expansion program, opening its fiftieth theatre in 1967. Kerasotes Theatres, now under the management of the third generation of the family, has 933 screens in 94 theatres. It was Gus' love of movies and his vision for the entertainment industry that began the Kerasotes legacy. We keep his vision alive by realizing that people come to the movies to have a good time. "Going to the movies" should be a special experience and we'll do our best to make sure that it is! Please let us know how we're doing.