Citywide Theater List


 

Theater Location Built Opened Seats Present Condition Notes
Evanston
Campus 806 Davis 500 Former Star Th; demolished k
Coronet 817 Chicago 1936 2/19/37 700 Demolished 2000
Evanston 1560 Sherman 1911 8/21/11 950 Remodeled into Valencia Th c
Hoyburn 615 Davis 1914 12/16/14 800 Demolished c,k
Main Street (New Main) 817 Chicago 800 Demolished, replaced by Coronet Th c,d
Park 817 Chicago 600 Former Triangle Th; became Main Street Th k
Stadium 1716 Central 1937 Disused
Star 806 Davis 480 Became Campus Th j(1919),s(1920)
Triangle 817 Chicago Became Park Th j(1917)
Valencia (Evanston) 1560 Sherman 1911 9/30/32 800 Demolished d,k
Varsity 1710 Sherman 1926 12/23/26 2500 Retail stores c,d
Vaudette Evanston j(1913)
North Shore
Alcyon Highland Park 861 c,d
Deerpath Lake Forest 1928 9/28 935 c,d
De Luxe Lake Forest 500 c,k
Morton Grove 119 Capulina, Morton Grove Warehouse s(1924)
Niles 33 Lincoln, Niles Center 250 Movie theater c,d,s(1924)
Pearl Highland Park 750 c,k
Teatro del Lago Sheridan Rd, Wilmette 1180 c,d
Village 1158 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette 1914 654 k
Wilmette 1122 Central, Wilmette 1914 672 Movie theater d
Northwestern Suburbs
Des Plaines Des Plaines 940 c,d
Echo Des Plaines 650 c,d,k
Morton Grove Morton Grove 196 d
Pickwick 5 S Prospect, Park Ridge 1929 1540 Movie theater c,d
Ridge Park Ridge 1924 1200 d,k
Oak Park
Elmwood Harrison and Gunderson 300 k
Lake 1022 Lake 1936 4/11/36 1420 Movie theater
Oak Park (Lamar) 120 S Wisconsin 1913 10/20/13 800 Renamed 1930; demolished c,k
Oakwyn Oak Park
Playhouse Wisconsin and South Blvd 1913 7/4/13 700 Converted to warehouse, 1918
Southern 828 S Oak Park 1913 11/15/13 550 c,d,k
Town Roosevelt and Austin
Warrington 100 S Wisconsin 1902 1500 k
Cicero
Annette 2337 S 52nd 800 Demolished d,j(1916),k
Cicero 5610 W 22nd
Clifford 5935 W Roosevelt 650 c,d,j(1924),k,s(1918)
Fourteenth Street 4914 W 14th j(1913)
Grant 1404 S 49th Ct 325 Demolished d,j(1922) ,k
Hawthorne 4905 W 29th Pl 600 Demolished c,d,j(1922),k,s
Ideal 4915 W 30th 499 Residence j(1916),k,s(1918)
Lydia Cicero
Morton Park Cicero 299 c,d,k
Olympic Roosevelt Rd Movie theater c
Palace 5236 W 25th 1200 Demolished c,d
Villas 5603 W 22nd 950 Demolished c,d,k,s
Western Suburbs
Auditorium 3245 Grove, Berwyn 1000 Demolished k
Berwyn (Parthenon) 6404 W 22nd, Berwyn 1975 Demolished d,k,s(1929)
Circle 7347 W Madison, Forest Park c,k
DuPage Main St, Lombard 1928 7/26/28 1400 f
Elm 7540 W Grand, Elmwood Park Demolished
Elms (Elmhurst) 107 W 1st, Elmhurst 420 k,q,s
Forest Park 7532 W Madison, Forest Park 1920 8/-/20 1500 Demolished c,k,s
Forest Park 7322 W Madison, Forest Park 1400 c,d
Glen Glen Ellyn 900 c,d,k
Grand Wheaton 800 c,k
Hinsdale Hinsdale 1925 600 Closed 1999 c,d,k
LaGrange 78 S 5th, LaGrange 1400 c,d,k
Lido 620 S 5th, Maywood 1925 11/25/25 1865 Demolished d
Lil 7347 W Madison, Forest Park 500 Retail store d
Maywood 113 S 5th, Maywood 650 c,k,s
Melrose Park (Melrose) 121 N Broadway, Melrose Park 950 d,k,s
Oak Berwyn 500 d
Parkside Lombard 300 c
Ritz 6334 W Roosevelt, Berwyn 1926 1500 Condominiums c,d
Roosevelt 6814 W Roosevelt, Berwyn 300 k,m
Roxy Berwyn 800 d
Strand Lake and 5th, Maywood
Strand Brookfield 299 c,d
Tivoli Highland Ave., Downers Grove 1000 d
Villard Villa Park 800 c,d
Yale 1008 S 5th, Maywood 300 Retail store c,k
York 150 N York, Elmhurst 1500 c,k,q
Southern Suburbs
Grand 13112 S Western, Blue Island 680 c,k
Hegewisch Hegewisch 400 c,d
Homewood Homewood
Mayfair Clearing 250 d
New Lyric 12954 S Western, Blue Island 1200 k
Oak Lawn Oak Lawn 150 d
Northwest Indiana
American 3621 Main, Indiana Harbor m(1929)
Berry 624 Chicago, East Chicago m(1914)
Bijou 173 State, Hammond m(1919)
Broadway 2205 Broadway, Indiana Harbor m(1929)
Calumet 4833 Alexander, East Chicago m(1914)
Calumet 5630 S Calumet, Hammond m
Capitol Whiting 1922 3/1/23 1000
Columbia 1124 Columbia, Hammond m(1919-1929)
Columbia 3433 Michigan, Indiana Harbor 472 Demolished m(1921),s(1915)
DeLuxe 589 Hohman, Hammond 1915 1150 k,m
Dreamland 3518 Cedar, Indiana Harbor m(1914)
Family 1417½ Kennedy, Hammond m(1929)
Family 3449 Michigan, Indiana Harbor 400 m(1914-18),s(1915)
Forsythe 4608 Forsythe, East Chicago Demolished m(1929-1939)
Gem 3419 Michigan, Indiana Harbor 375 Demolished m(1914),s(1915)
Hartley 4608 Forsythe, East Chicago Became Forsythe Th k,m(1921-23)
Hoosier 613 119th, Whiting 1924 k,m
Indiana 3458 Michigan, East Chicago m
Lyric 811 Chicago, East Chicago Demolished m(1914-25)
Maywood 1113 Columbia, Hammond m(1929)
New Home 2205 Broadway, Indiana Harbor Became Broadway Th m(1921-25)
Oakwood Hammond
Orpheum 156 State, Hammond 1915 1000 Demolished k,m(1919-35),r,s
Palace 434 119th, Whiting m(1914)
Paramount 5405 Hohman, Hammond Demolished m(1935)
Parthenon 576 Hohman, Hammond 1921 Demolished k,m(1929-35)
Pastime 165 State, Hammond 240 k,m(1919),s
Pictureland 3342 Michigan, Indiana Harbor Demolished m(1914)
Princess 546 119th, Whiting 425 k,m(1914-23),s(1915)
Royal 508 119th, Whiting 400 Became Star Th m(1914),s(1915)
Star 508 119th, Whiting 400 k,m(1921-1923),s(1915)
State 266 State, Hammond 1925 3165 Demolished r,s
Twin City 4824 Alexander, East Chicago k,m(1929)
Gary
Balkan Gary j(1916)
Broadway 1678 Broadway k,m(1908-29)
Cosmo 774 Broadway k,m(1918-29)
Eagle 1540-42 Broadway k,m(1918-27)
Family 557 Broadway m(1925-29)
Gary 475 Broadway 1913 1142 Demolished k,m(1908-29),r,s
Gem 1238 Broadway k,m(1918-27)
Glen Park 3833 Broadway m(1925)
Grand 790 Broadway 800 k,m(1918-29),s
Lincoln 2169 Broadway m(1925-27)
Lyric 1134 Broadway m(1908-18)
Orpheum 801 Broadway k,m(1918-25)
Palace 791 Broadway 1925 m(1925-29),r
Plaza 1132 Broadway k,m(1925-29)
Rex 2169 Broadway m(1929)
Ritz 2323½ W 11th m(1929)
Roosevelt 1446 Broadway 1000 m(1927-29),s
Roxy 3764 Broadway m(1929)
Royal 1629 Broadway m(1918)
Tivoli 820 W 5th 1500 m(1929),s
Tolleston 2214 W 10th m(1925)
Venus 1070 Broadway m(1918)
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