Lake Shore Theater

3175 North Broadway,
Chicago, IL 60657

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LongGone
LongGone on March 28, 2006 at 12:10 am

What a wonderful anchor the Lakeshore Theater was to the mid-northside community when I live there in the 60’s and 70’s. Even living at Irving Park Road I was able to walk the mile to Belmont and Broadway to see first run flics in this very interesting neighborhood. It was either that or go a mile north from Irving Park and visit the Riviera or Uptown in the Uptown neighborhood. Here’s hoping the Lakeshore makes a well-deserved comeback.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on September 2, 2005 at 4:27 pm

Story above is not entirely correct. Cineplex Odeon gave it the face lift and put the BROADWAY name out front (and, for the record, it was also Cineplex that ran the Biograph in the late 80’s). It must have ended up in the hands of Meridian through the Loews – Cineplex Odeon merger. Now owned by a private party, Defending the Caveman is enjoying a long run in this venue. The lobby has been completely altered. But the auditorium still contains original design features. A stage, complete with dressing rooms behind it, has been constructed at the front of the auditorium. This required the removal of seats. So my guess is that the capacity is under 300 now. They are tossing around the idea of running a brew and view series, as they hold a liquor license.

Jean
Jean on September 24, 2002 at 9:57 pm

My mom lives just down the block from this theatre. The last show I saw advertised there was “Blue Man Group.”

Jean
Jean on August 18, 2002 at 1:09 am

I am related to the Katz’s ( Balaban & Katz ). My mother is related to the Katz family.