Granada Theater

6427 N. Sheridan Road,
Chicago, IL 60626

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on October 26, 2001 at 8:58 am

I have a brick from this theatre. It broke my heart to see it being torn down.

Shawn on October 6, 2001 at 3:29 pm

I think Styx actually rehearsed for their ‘83 “Kilroy Was Here” tour in the Granada as well. Kudos to Dennis DeYoung for the entire Paradise Theatre concept.

Shawn S.

DaveWiegers on August 29, 2001 at 6:26 am

The facade of the Granda is considered by many to be the model for the Paradise Theatre featured on the front and back cover of the STYX album “Paradise Theatre”. The marquee is not modeled after the Granada’s.

tim on August 28, 2001 at 12:32 pm

I have to agree with SBGrieg’s assessment. The original decline in business in the 70’s was caused by the building of a high-rise on the adjacent lot and another building project across the street on Sheridan Rd. This took away most of the available parking spots in the area. It was all downhill from then on.

SBGreig on June 28, 2001 at 5:58 pm

I followed the Granada quite a bit in its last years and I question if it was closed due to its “poor condition”. The land banker that came to possess the theater at the end purposely let it go to pieces in the mid-late 1980s. Before that, from my recollection, it was in good shape.