Woods Theatre

54 W. Randolph Street,
Chicago, IL 60601

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GuyCesario on October 30, 2003 at 2:06 pm

In the early 1960’s The Woods was owned and operated by Essaness Theaters Corp., and their coporate office was in the building. I was surprised not to see it listed on the Essaness list.

MarianneMatthews on October 3, 2001 at 10:07 am

The Woods theatre was located in the Woods building which was built in 1917. The theatre,located at 50-56 W. Randolph Street, was demolished in 1989. Immediately after demolition the site was used for parking. The Woods was one of many great theatres that were located on Randolph Street…the United Artists, the Garrick, the Oriental, the Palace. Fortunately the Oriental and the Palace have been restored and are Performing Arts Centers.

Menutia on September 10, 2001 at 1:57 pm

The Woods Gave way to open land, which has now been claimed by the South end of the New Goodman Theatre Complex.

MarkGulbrandsen on August 24, 2001 at 10:48 am

The Woods is definitely gone. I remember it being demolished when I worked in downtown Chicago back in the early 80’s. Last time I was in Chicago you could still see the outline of the balcony on the wall of the building next door. I guess they left that wall intact as taking it down would have probably endangered that building.