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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.
Michigan Theatre exterior, Chicago, Illinois, 1919
Edwin C. Guenther, projectionist, ca. 1912
Presumably this building: Royal Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, ca. 1904
A few photos: Exterior, Sheridan Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, 1927 Interior, Sheridan Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, 1927 Interior, Sheridan Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, 1927
M&R. Fine journalism.
Remodeling & Renaming occurred in May 1931.
Here is a 1915 article about the Windsor Park’s exemplary projection systems.
The name of this theater was the Clermont, not Claremont. The Alley is set to close in coming months. https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20151201/lakeview/alley-closing-after-39-years-after-being-slaughtered-by-construction
I don’t think the Playhouse is open.
This is a Chicago Daily News photograph via Library of Congress
Posted a photo. The Vitagraph was a very plain theater, at least on the outside.