Former Hyde Park area theater to reopen in 2012 in Chicago

posted by CSWalczak on March 3, 2011 at 3:40 pm

CHICAGO, IL — The former Harper Theater which last operated as as a quad called the Hyde Park Theaters will be renovated and reopened as five-plex according to a press release issued by the University of Chicago which owns the property and the surrounding retail space. The theater opened in 1915 and has been operated by several theater chains but has been closed for several years. The university has reached an agreement with the owner of the New 400 Theaters in Chicago’s Rogers Park to manage the revamped theater.

“We believe students, faculty, staff and our neighbors will be very excited about having a new movie theater within walking distance,” said Kimberly Goff—-Crews, Vice President for Campus Life. “As we talk to members of our community about how to enhance campus life, this is one of the ideas that comes up frequently.”

The agreement with The New 400 Theaters is part of a broader effort to revitalize the 53rd Street corridor as a focus of commercial, retail and entertainment activity.

The full release can be read here.

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Comments (5)

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on March 3, 2011 at 5:51 pm

That’s pretty cool. I thought they would end up tearing it down, maybe saving the facade. It sounds like a sensible plan as well. The 400 has done well next to Loyola for years, even back before they renovated it.

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InesitadaSilva on March 4, 2011 at 2:48 pm

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