McVickers Theater

25 W. Madison Street,
Chicago, IL 60602

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Broan
Broan on September 5, 2004 at 11:11 pm

A 1903 view of the third McVicker’s can be seen here

dvdmike
dvdmike on June 12, 2004 at 10:41 pm

I knew the end was near when my feet would stick to the carpet while I was walking down the aisle and when I would see and hear rats running through the place.

PhilH
PhilH on June 12, 2004 at 7:42 pm

I went to the McVickers during the Kung-Fu days of the 70’s and I new then that a sad end to another part of history was near

paytonc
paytonc on April 30, 2004 at 7:11 pm

An office tower is now under construction on the site.

dvdmike
dvdmike on March 17, 2004 at 4:36 pm

The first time I ever went to the McVickers was in 1962 when I was in 2nd grade to see “The Wonderful World Of The Brothers Grimm.” In the early-mid ‘70s, it was reduced to a 3 for $1.00 kung-fu/blaxploitation movie house.

paytonc
paytonc on January 12, 2004 at 11:37 pm

The McVickers is mentioned in the final scene of the musical “Chicago”; it’s where Roxy and Velma’s act opens. The theatre was replaced with a parking lot — the only surface parking lot within the Loop.
– pc

BenCybulski
BenCybulski on January 12, 2004 at 8:32 am

It was rumored that John Wilkes Booth had performed there.