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Central Park Theatre


2003 Photo from the Ken Roe collection
3535 W Roosevelt Ave
Chicago IL

Closed
Record #11063  
 Opened: October 27, 1917
 Closed: 1970
 Current Use: Church
 Demolished:
Capacity: 1746 seats
Architect(s): Rapp & Rapp
Architectural Style(s): French Renaissance; Italian Renaissance
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:

Information for this tour was contributed by Ken Roe.

This theatre is considered one of the first of a new breed of 'movie palace' in the midwest. The current occupiers, "House of Prayer, Church of God in Christ", only occupy the main orchestra stalls floor. The upper sections of the auditorium are abandoned and hidden by a false ceiling.

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June 2003 photos from the Ken Roe collection.


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Last featured 10/8/2003. Last edited 2/10/2008.

 
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