Citywide Theater List


Theater Location Built Opened Seats Present Condition Notes
Tabor 4147 W 12th 300 Demolished s,j(1913)
Temple 3121 N Lincoln Closed 1922 j(1913-17)
Temple (Acme) 5241 N Clark 1910 600 Retail stores b,c,p
Terminal 3308 W Lawrence 1915 1500 Retail stores a,b,c
Terminal 3315 W Lawrence 1925 1/7/26 1800 Demolished
Thalia 1807 S Allport 1892 900 Disused a,b,c
Thome 6241 N Clark j(1913-14)
Three Penny 2422 N. Lincoln 1911 Movie theater p
Tiffin 4045 W North 1912 700 Demolished r,s
Tiffin 4045 W North 1922 10/30/22 2300 Demolished a,b,c,g
Tivoli 6325 S Cottage Grove 1921 2/16/21 3400 Demolished a,b,c
Tower 1510 E 63rd 1925 4/11/25 3014 Demolished b,c
Triangle 73rd and Vincennes j(1913)
Triangle (Sunnyside, Sun) 7219 S Wentworth 1913 530 Closed 1950 a,b,c
Trocadero 518 S State Demolished a
Try-It 1335 N Milwaukee 275 j(1913),s
Tulane 6108 S Halsted 1912-13 297 Demolished a,p
20th Century 4708 S Prairie 1913 932 b,c
Twentieth Century 3530 W Roosevelt 1912-13 796 a,b,c
U.S. 546 S State a,c
Union 4630 S Ashland j(1913)
United Artists Randolph and Dearborn 1922 12/26/27 1694 Demolished b,c
University 1913 W VanBuren 300 Demolished j(1920),s
Uno 365 E 26th
Uptown 4614 N Broadway 1925 8/18/25 4307 Disused b,c
Vendome 3145 S State 1918 1265 Demolished a,b,c
Venice 1009 S Halsted
Verdi 301 E Kensington 348 a,b,c
Verdi 2035 W 35th 959 Became McKinley Park Th. r,s(1912)
Vernon 436 E 61st 742 Demolished a,b,c
Victor 931 E 43rd j(1913)
Victoria 511 S Crawford Demolished a,j(1913)
Victoria 10935 S Michigan a
Victoria (Vic) 3145 N Sheffield 1912 Movie theater a,b
Victoria 2811 W 22nd 344 a,j(1913)
Victory 91st and Cottage Grove 2000 c
Violet 1528 W 18th 255 Demolished j(1913),s
Virginia 210 E 43rd 286 a,b,c
Virginia Madison and Halsted j(1913)
Vision 2650 W Division 722 c
Vista 824 E 47th 975 a,c
Vitagraph 3133 N Lincoln 1914 998 a,b,c
Vogue 3810 N Broadway 1916 1800 Demolished
Wabash 1838 S Wabash 1340 a,b,c
Wallace 622 W 31st 300 a,b,c
Warsaw 1071 N Milwaukee 248 j(1913),s
Washington 3440 S State 1912-13 Demolished p
Waverly 527 S Halsted 1912-13 556 a,b,c,p
Weneeda 5038 W Chicago 292 c
Wentworth 4464 S Wentworth j(1913)
West End 121 N Cicero 1916 11/23/16 1119 Demolished a,b,c
West Englewood (Ogden) 1619 W 63rd 1912 2042 Demolished a,b,c,p
Western 2311 W Lake 298 a,b,c
Western 2743 W 22nd 750 b,c
White Eagle 1618 W 18th 297 c,j(1913),s
White Eagle 2220 N Robey j(1913)
White House 508 S Kedzie j(1913)
White Palace 3271 W Armitage j(1913)
White Palace 1609 S Kedzie 1910 5/-/10 750 Demolished a,b,c
White Rose 1418 S 40th j(1913)
Wiley 2153 N Lincoln j
Willard 340 E 51st 1195 Former New Park Th.; community center b,c
Wilson (4 Star) 2418 W Madison 1917-18 1300 Demolished a,b,c,p
Winchester 1936 W Chicago j
Windsor 1225 N Clark 1913 5/11/13 1256 a,b,c
Windsor 431 N Laramie 299 a,c
Windsor Park 2638 E 75th a,c
Wonderland (New Wonderland) 734 W Madison 1906 383 b,c
Woodlawn 55th and Woodlawn j(1913)
Woodlawn 854 E 63rd 1917 4/26/18 1250 Demolished a,c
Woodlawn 6201 S Cottage Grove 1922-23 b,p
Woods 54 W Randolph 1917 1158 Demolished c
Yale 5149 W Chicago j(1914)
York Palace 639 S Paulina 1913 Demolished j(1914),r
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: 24 April 2015