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Here is a THSA photo.
Several other photos can be found there through search.
Here is a THSA photo of the Jeffery auditorium. Here is one of the lobby.
Here is a photo of the Jackson Park. It strongly resembled the Portage.
Here is a THSA photo. Here is another. Interesting that the windows actually opened.
Here is a THSA picture of the Commodore.
Here is a THSA picture.
Here is a THSA picture
Here is a THSA image of the Alvin
The earliest Tribune ad I could find was Feb 18, 1914 which spelled it “Clearmont”. By Feb 25, this was corrected to Clermont, the spelling that remained used through 1927.
Clermont Theater Company, Chicago, $10,000; to conduct amusement, motion picture and theater business. Incorporators, Paul G. Hensel, Fred L. Steers and Thomas A. Garibaldi. Dated December 13, 1913, so the theater must have opened in 1914. It disappears from listings around March, 1927.
The Alley building may be coming down in the future to make way for new development.
Article about the Pantheon’s awkward position in 1931
Not first opened, reopened. It first opened in June of that year, as previously mentioned.
In 1928, Balaban & Katz and Jones, Linick, & Shaefer took over the Covent from Lubliner & Trinz (B&K subsidiary) and closed it in order to help the struggling Diversey/Century theater nearby.
Here is an early article on this theater, including pictures.
Here is an article and photo of the Roof theater
Here is a great article on this very strange theater.
Here is an article about the Morse and its sister the Regent (400)
Here is a lavish article on the Tivoli’s opening.