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6427-41 N Sheridan Ave|
|Record #11072 |
Opened: September 18, 1926|
Capacity: 3448 seats|
Architect(s): Levy & Klein
Architectural Style(s): Italian Baroque
Current Organ: none
| Also Known As: |
| Previously operated by: Balaban & Katz Theatres, ABC Great States Theatres|
The Granada Theater was constructed for the Marks Brothers, who, in 1926, were major theater operators in Chicago. Edward E. Eichenbaum was the principal designer for the architectural firm of Levy & Klein.
The Marks Brothers operated the theater until 1934, when Balaban and Katz purchased the theater. That firm eventually became ABC-Great Lakes Theaters and operated the theater until 1973, when it was sold to a group who proposed to use it for rock concerts. This plan never came to be, and several other groups unsuccessfully attempted to revitalize the Granada between 1973 and 1987. The theater was purchased in 1990 by a group who demolished it with plans of constructing apartments.
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Last featured 10/18/2002. Last edited 11/15/2018.