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The 1940 photo above would seem to belong to the other Joy Theatre, on Roosevelt.
The above is almost certainly this Joy Theatre. Compare it with the photo linked to on the page of the other Joy Theatre, which is of the Roosevelt Road cinema.
The 1920-21 Film Daily Yearbook lists an Ambassador theatre in Chicago. Is it possible that this theatre was built earlier than 1924 or is this a different theatre? (No other information listed.)
A 1920 advertisement shows an address of 25 N. Clark for a Boston Theatre. Same place? (Showing William S. Hart in The Toll Gate – “Here He Is – at Last!”)
This theatre is listed as the Pix in the 1950 phone book.
Has this theatre actually been demolished? I’m only going by Google maps, but there’s a theatre-looking building at this address.
Is it certain that this theatre was torn down? Looking at Google maps, there is a building at pretty much this address that looks suspiciously like a theatre.
Oddly, one can still see the building on Google maps street view. Neat!
Does anyone know during what periods this theatre showed movies? The description above is not clear.
Hello, gentle readers.
I am a graduate student writing a recent (since 1970) history of the Music Box Theatre. I am looking for people who have firsthand experience attending or working at the Music Box prior to 1983. Maybe this is a longshot, but if anyone is or knows a possible source, please contact me here or at