Citywide Theater List


Theater Location Built Opened Seats Present Condition Notes
Karlov 4048 W Armitage 1916-17 893 b,c,p
Kedzie 3204 W 12th j(1913)
Kedzie Annex 3212 W Madison 1912 750 Demolished a,b,c,r
Kedzie Avenue 3202 W Madison 1461 Demolished a,b,c
Kenmore Kenmore and Wilson j(1914)
Kenwood 1225 E 47th 885 Demolished a,b,c
Keystone 3912 N Sheridan 1913 791 Grocery store a,b,c
Kimbark 6240 S Kimbark 1913 688 Demolished 1999 a,b,c
Kimbark 1308 E 75th 299 a,c
Knickerbocker (Devon) 6225 N Broadway 1915-16 944 Demolished 1996 a,b,c,p
Kosiuszko 1064 N Milwaukee 266 a
Kozy 40 S Clark 275 Demolished a,b,c
Lake Shore 3175 N Broadway 1914 514 Theater a,b,c,p
Lakeside 4730 N Sheridan 1915 9/4/15 979 Dance school a,b,c
Lane Court 322 W Center 999 a,b,c
Langley 706 E 63rd 885 c
Larue’s Dreamland 3520 S State b
LaSalle 152 W Division 1914 728 Demolished a,b,c
LaSalle (Opera House) 110 W Madison 759 Demolished b,c
Lautenslager & Lautenslager 3433 W North a
Lawn 3417 W 63rd 1912-13 299 a,b,c,p
Lawndale 3679 W Grand 296 b,c
Lawndale 4015 W Roosevelt 1926-27 2500 Church b,c
Le Grand 5241 N Clark j(1913)
Le Grand 7447 S Cottage Grove j(1913)
Lexington 715 S Crawford 735 Demolished a,b,c
Lexington 1162 E 63rd 1912-13 720 Demolished a,c,p
Liberty 3707 W Fullerton 649 Banquet Hall a,c
Liberty 1180 N Milwaukee 297 a,b,c,s
Lincoln Hippodrome 3162 N Lincoln 1911 1530 a,b,c
Lincoln 1846 W Madison 1911 440 Demolished a,c
Lincoln 3134 S State 1912-13 299 Demolished a,b,c,p
Lincoln Belmont 1635 W Belmont 1911 1/-/12 1800 Condominiums b
Lincoln-Webster 2151 N Lincoln a,b,c
Linden 743 W 63rd 783 Demolished a,b,c
Linden 3018 W Belmont 385 j(1913-16),s
Lion 1714 W 18th 297 j(1913-17),s
Little (Panorama) 717 W Sheridan 1913 700 Demolished r,s
Little Sheridan 4523 N Broadway j(1913)
Logan Square 2542 N Milwaukee 1913 1318 Demolished a,b,c
Loomis 2858 W Archer 285 a,b,c
Lowy’s (Cameo) 740 N Milwaukee 1914 1914
(1924)
650 Demolished f,g,r,s
Lucille 653 N Cicero 503 a,c
Luna 4743 W Belmont 1937 11/11/37 Demolished 1986 p
Lyceum Madison and Sacramento
Lyceum 3851 S Cottage Grove 700 a,b,c
Lyda 315 N Cicero 8/29/10 905 Became Cicero & Lake Th; demolished a,c,u
Lynn 1044 W 63rd 1912-13 299 Church a,b,c,p
Lyric 3946 W 22nd 320 a,b,c
Lyric 720 W 47th 1910 300 a,p
Lyric 34 S Halsted 209 b
Lyric 1217 N Milwuakee 288 a,b,c
Lyric 320 S State a
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 listing 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: 25 April 2015