Alamo Theater

3639 W. Chicago Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60651

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Alamo program flyer; March 1938

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revlowell
revlowell on October 3, 2006 at 4:19 pm

Does anyone have a photo of the Alamo and/or the Famous?

GFeret
GFeret on January 12, 2007 at 6:24 am

ALAMO had a sideways auditorium. I saw THE 10 COMMANDMENTS re-release there in early ‘60s on Sat. matinee. Crowded it was.

Melodance
Melodance on August 30, 2007 at 5:34 pm

If I’m recalling correctly, this theatre also had an adjoining bowling alley.

This was our alternate movie theatre as we were closer to the Tiffin, but I certainly recall going here depending on the movie being shown.

GFeret
GFeret on December 6, 2007 at 4:58 pm

ALAMO Theatre photo, somewhat vintage, but clear w/ full vert. sign.

Where? www.olafire.com website, news & photos tab, ‘happier times’ pull-down, arrive @ ‘chicago nostalgia’ photos. Voila!

rudyfacchini
rudyfacchini on February 14, 2008 at 10:51 pm

I GREW UP ON MONTICELLO AVE ACROSS FROM THE ALAMO THEATER PARKING LOT. IF ANY ONE HAS QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ALAMO ,OR THE NEIGHBOR HOOD CONTACT ME BY E MAIL.I lIVED ON MONTICELLO AVE 1947 THUR 1970.
My e_mail

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 25, 2008 at 4:55 pm

Phone number in 1953 was KEdze 3-0200.

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0123456789 on August 12, 2010 at 9:09 pm

This was a Balaban, and Katz Theatre, and opened October 1,1930.

rockvito
rockvito on October 6, 2010 at 2:43 pm

i lived on monticello av til 63, the alamo was demolished in late 62 and replaced by a national til store that didnt last long the building was demolished and the land was vacent til two years ago.Im looking for pictures of the alamo or the famous,

JAYJay
JAYJay on June 18, 2011 at 4:39 pm

The ALAMO was a nice clean well run theater, unlike the FAMOUS which was a dirty place. Another plus was the candy store nextdoor and the ALAMO Jewish Deli on the corner of Lawndale & Chicago av. with big Dill Pickles in a barrel for a nickle. We ate many in the ALAMO while watching the movies!!

JAYJay
JAYJay on January 20, 2013 at 6:38 pm

What a shame,long gone now like my youth !!
And all the best theateres.
The good old days are history now,in many many ways.

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