Coronet Theatre

817 Chicago Avenue,
Evanston, IL 60202

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Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on December 27, 2004 at 5:07 pm

The big missing piece of history here is that it was the home of the Northlight Theater Company for many years, in between careers as a movie house and a concert hall. They spent a good amount of money to convert it…and it worked well for their purposes. I saw some unremarkable play there with my family during this period. I’m not sure why they moved out…maybe the city got on their case about something…or they built a new building. It did well with the concerts after Northlight moved on…had some great ones. But, the residents around there were nervous about the crouds that came out of the place at night…and that was the end of that. It sat around for a few years…and eventually was replaced by a condominium building, in keeping with the redevelopment angle that city government is pushing. This was a building that, while unremarkable, had a lot of history and certainly could have been reused. If nothing else, the crown-shaped sign out front was great!

warhorse
warhorse on August 30, 2004 at 6:53 pm

This was a nice small theater, right around the corner from where I grew up.

For a short period in ‘67-68 I was a candy girl here.

During the ‘50s and '60s this was THE place to go for foreign or art films in the area.

Obviously, I have many fond memories of this theater.

PaulWarshauer
PaulWarshauer on October 24, 2003 at 2:23 am

Anyone have information about the Stadium Theatre in Evanston IL? Who was the arhchitect? I toured it yesterday. It has been chopped up into four parts now. Sad but it has a horrid mold problem.