Grant Theatre

1404 S. 49th Court,
Cicero, IL 60804

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Gloria on January 26, 2013 at 5:32 am

Does anyone remember the name of the lithuanian restaurant that was near the theater?

LouRugani on December 29, 2012 at 12:35 am

A Mrs. R. D. Frazier owned the GRANT Theatre in 1917.

virino on July 27, 2011 at 12:18 am

Since I last posted in May, the address has been corrected to 1404 S. 49th Ct., which sounds right. The map link is for 1466, which puts it right at 15th St, which is not where it was.

virino on May 3, 2011 at 3:13 pm

This address is wrong. It was on 49th Court just south of 14th St. on the west side of the street. I went to St. Anthony’s Catholic school a block south of there throughout the 60s and walked past it every day.

It was demolished in the early 60s and a house was moved, yes, moved onto the property. Back then it wasn’t unusual for houses to be moved off one property to another, and I remember two instances of this in that area in the early 60s. Pretty unforgettable to see a house going down the street.

kencmcintyre on April 3, 2010 at 5:04 pm

I don’t have access to the map view from this computer. Is the theater building still vacant?

Deuchler on May 19, 2006 at 3:32 am

For decades this theater was known locally as “The Garlic” because of the heavy Italian population in the old Grant Works neighborhood of Cicero that attended the silent films there.

Doug Deuchler