Marquette Theater

6305 S. Kedzie Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60632

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skj on May 15, 2006 at 12:10 pm

The pipe organ in this theater was removed and was constructed in 1939 in the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Arizona, by David McDowell utilizing pipes from the Marquette Theater in Chicago! He later expanded the organ in 1961 when the current console was added.

Maureen60609 on March 2, 2006 at 7:30 pm

I saw Saturday Night Fever here, while on a date. We also went out on the balcony to do some “partyin'”. Hey, it was the 70’s and I was a Catholic school girl. :–)

larrymagee on September 8, 2005 at 4:01 pm

the marquette was an old favorite as a kid on the southwest side. the incredably small restrooms down a few steps in the middle of the main isle were interesting as well as peering into the remnants of the old band pit. my grandmother remembered seeing bob hope there as a young woman.also a quick ride down kedzie got you to the colony and then the brighton if you were up to the challenge of all three.

DonM435 on May 4, 2005 at 3:17 pm

With all the Jerry Lewis pics I sat through, how’d I miss THAT double bill!

Its design was odd, in that you entered the auditorium from the left side rather than the rear … i.e., the screen was perpendicular to the main road rather than parallel.

Englewood on February 16, 2005 at 2:15 pm

Can’t place the nude scene movie but the Jerry Lewis film was probably one of two: Visit to a Small Planet (Paramount, 1960), or Way, Way Out (20th Century Fox, 1966).

mtsinger69 on August 1, 2004 at 1:45 pm

I am trying to find out the name of a movie that was shown as part of a double feature with a new Jerry Lewis sci-fi comedy in the 60’s. This other movie was in black and white and a possible British production. I remember that the opening and closing shots were the same birds eye view of a possible brick prison building with a walled in courtyard; it may have been snowing.
I remember this show for one reason; it had a NUDE SCENE ,and it was paired with the lattest Jerry Lewis movie! I was in my early teens at the time and could not belive what I was seeing.
The star of the movie was forced to sit in a chair and watch as two women bared their breasts to him. What a double,double feature. This is one of many memories of the Marquette Theater I have and I would sure like to know the name of that movie.

BenCybulski on January 12, 2004 at 8:31 am

In an unusual attempt at convenience, the entrance to the men’s room was located in the rear of the auditorium itself!

richardg on December 11, 2003 at 5:49 pm

The Marquette was owned the same chain that owned the Hi-Way and the Colony theatres. On the north side of the city they owned the Sheridan, Patio, Vogue, North Center and possibly some others.