Will Rogers Theater

5641 W. Belmont Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60634

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lucyvanpelt on September 20, 2004 at 11:44 am

I saw many Disney movies there as a child. I was so sad to see this theater torn down.

acarlson on July 21, 2004 at 1:38 pm

I beleive that the chair was ABC theatre’s. I worked there in 1973 as an usher.

richardg on December 11, 2003 at 5:43 pm

I was visiting Chicago during the early stages of the theatre’s demolition and went inside. I’d estimate the seating to be in the 1200 range including the balcony. The Belmont/Central area of Chicago is a nice section of the city and the theatre looked as though it had been well cared for. I have some interior pictures of the theatre which I’ll submit when the process is back online.

josephshapel on July 11, 2002 at 12:12 pm

What a 60"s theater!I use to go there on Tuesdays at 10am.for their fun show which showed cartoons and had prize give-aways.My mother Frances would take me there in her 1965 Ford Falcon.This theater had bright red carpeting and was very small in size.Had a very twinkling sky ceiling that was beautiful to watch.They truly dont build them like this anymore.It was a shame to knock it down to make way for a mini-mall.