Citywide Theater List


Theater Location Built Opened Seats Present Condition Notes
Halfield 5451 S Halsted 1912-13 994 a,c,k
Halsted 320 S Halsted 1913 725 a,b,c,k,r,s
Halsted Street 6202 S Halsted Demolished a
Hamilton 2150 E 71st 1916 999 a,b,c,k
Hamilton 6811 S Halsted j(1913)
Hamlin 2051 W Belmont 298 b,c,k
Hamlin 3826 W Madison 1910 10/-/10 1015 Became the Alex; demolished a,b,c,k
Harding 1316 E 55th 1909 615 b,c,k,p
Harding 1541 W Division 500 c,k
Harding 4250 N Elston 295 j(1913-16),s
Harding 2724 N Milwaukee 1924 10/12/25 2861 Demolished 1960 b,c
Harding 600 State a
Harmony 2639 W Division 292 a,c,j(1916),k
Harmony 411 E 43rd 593 a,b,c,k
Harper 5236 S Harper 1914 1198 Closed 2002 a,b,c,k
Harris 180 N Dearborn Demolished 1999 (façade remains) b
Harrison 503 S Kedzie 570 Demolished a,b,c,j(1916),k
Harvard 6312 S Harvard 1914 720 Closed 1951 a,b,c
Hedwig 3145 W Irving Park 284 Demolished j(1920),s(1913)
Hegewisch 13320 S Baltimore 240 a,b,s
Hermosa 4308 W Armitage 296 j(1913-16),s
Highland 7859 S Ashland 1925 5/15/26 2086 Church/community center b,c
Highway 6329 S Western 1924 11/26/24 998 b,c,k
Hillside 1519 W 69th 299 a,c,j(1916),k
Hollywood 5628 N Broadway j(1913-14)
Hollywood 1500 W Fullerton 1925-26 1200 Demolished c,p,s
Homan 3346 W 26th 1910 341 Retail Store a,b,c,k,s,t
Home 4815 W Armitage 298 b,c
Home 1812 W Chicago 1913 290 Disused a,b,c,s,t
Home 4427 N Elston a
Home 5037 S Halsted 1913-14 296 a,c,j(1916),k,p
Home 3749 W 26th 297 a,b,c,k
Howard 1621 W Howard 1917 5/4/18 1699 Converted to condos, 1999-2000 a,b,c,k
Hoyne 2110 W Roscoe 299 Demolished c,j(1916),k,s
Hub 1744 W Chicago 1913 769 Disused a,b,c,k
Hyde Park 5314 S Hyde Park 622 a,c,k
Ideal 518 S Cicero j(1916)
Ideal 1638 W 69th j(1913)
Ideal 1622 N Larrabee 1914 698 Demolished a,b,c,k
Idle Hour 2706 W Division j(1913-14)
Idle Hour 1346 W Madison j(1913)
Illington 2118 W 22nd 1915-16 899 a,b,c,k
Immenhausen’s 750 N Clark j(1913)
Imperial 2339 W Madison 1910 1266 Demolished 1994 a,b,c,k
Independence 3723 W Roosevelt 1912 658 Demolished a,b,c,k
Indiana 219 E 43rd 1910 786 a,c,k
International 9223 S Commercial 272 c,k
Iola 1238 N Milwaukee 299 j(1913-16),s
Iris 5747 W Chicago 1912 895 Church a,b,c,j(1916),k,s
Irving 1310 S Halsted 298 a,b,c,k
Irving 6346 W Irving Park j(1913)
Irving Park (Irving) 4003 W Irving Park 1916 9/1/17 1396 Demolished a,b,c,k
Isis 3234 W North 325 Renamed Park Th by 1921 j(1916),s(1921)
Jackson Park 6711 S Stony Island 1916 1473 Demolished a,b,c,k,p
Janet 617 W North 299 Demolished a,b,c,k
Jefferson 1523 E 55th 1910 3/10/10 654 a,c,k
Jefferson 4768 N Milwaukee j(1913)
Jeffrey 1952 E 71st 1924 1/29/25 1796 Theater demolished; lobby remains b,c,k
Jewel 2504 S Wentworth j(1913)
Jingles 2220 N Robey 287 Former Ravina Th.; demolished b,s(1914)
Julian 918 W Belmont 766 a,b,c,k
Notes:
(a) Listed as “motion picture theater” in the 1923 edition of Polk’s City Directory; (b) listed as “motion picture theater” in the 1928-29 edition of Polk’s City Directory; (c) listed in The Film Daily 1929 Year Book; (d) data from Chicago Defender; (e) built/opened dates based on Billboard coverage of the event; (f) location based on Motion Picture News articles from the period; (g) opening date based on Motion Picture News coverage of the event; (h) seating capacity based on Motion Picture News articles from the period; (j) name and location based on Chicago Tribune theater listings; (k) listed in the 1926 Film Daily Year Book; (p) construction dates based on city of Chicago building permit ledgers; (q) demolition date based on city of Chicago building permit ledgers; (r) date built from Sanborn Fire Insurance Company maps; (s) capacity from Sanborn Fire Insurance Company maps; (t) date built derived from Cook County Assessor’s Office records; (u) opening date based on Moving Picture World coverage of the event.

Other Considerations:
1. Locations, years built and razed, and opening dates have been compiled from a variety of sources, including theater advertisements, city directories, and fire insurance maps.
2. Seating capacities have been compiled primarily from those listed in fire insurance maps.
3. The present condition of the theater is indicated only if known and independently verified.
4. This database is under constant revision; new or more accurate information is added as additional research is completed.

Alternative Street Names:
12th=Roosevelt, 22nd=Cermak, Armitage=Center, Crawford=Pulaski, Evanston=Broadway, Grand Blvd=South Parkway=Martin Luther King Drive, Robey=Damen.

Last updated: 24 April 2015