Davis Theater

4614 N. Lincoln Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60625

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Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on January 13, 2006 at 3:12 am

I heard somewhere that a chain actually owns this theatre. Is this true or is the Davis independent? I believe it was an Essaness at one time, one of only about 4 remaining in the Chicagoland Area.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on December 2, 2005 at 8:36 am

I beleive that the Davis’s dubious-yet-memorable moment came circa 1978. It was the only theatre in the Chicagoland Area to show CALIGULA—at the then-outrageous price of $7.50. The funny thing about this movie was that the mainstream stars of this movie—Sir John Gielgud, Malcom McDowell, Helen Mirren, and Peter O'Toole—were supposedly unaware that they were doing a glorified porn movie!

valvann
valvann on October 4, 2005 at 5:44 am

Does anyone know why this is called the “Davis”?
was it associated with the Davis Theater chain?
If so, what is known about that chain?

mp775
mp775 on April 4, 2005 at 12:02 pm

Is the wood ticket booth original to the Davis/Pershing, or was it moved from somewhere else?