LaVilla Theater

540 N. Milwaukee Avenue,
Libertyville, IL 60048

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LaVilla Theater, Libertyville, IL

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This short-lived movie house, located in the Gridley Building on Milwaukee Avenue, operated from around 1930 until 1937, when the new Liberty Theatre opened.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 18, 2005 at 7:11 pm

“A view of the north end of Libertyville’s business district on the east side of Milwaukee Avenue. Some of the businesses that can be identified are Herschberger’s Appliance Store, the Quality Bake Shop, Mackey’s Jewelry Store and Woolworth’s. In the foreground, a tall vertical sign attached to the brick front of the Gridley Building reads "La Villa.” The La Villa was a movie theater located on the second floor of the building. It ceased operation in 1937 when the new Liberty Theatre debuted".

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kencmcintyre on May 20, 2009 at 9:07 pm

There is a photo circa 1920s on this page:

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on November 17, 2013 at 7:26 am



Just Milwaukee Avenue is about 2 miles too far South on the map.

It will still not map exactly correct, you will not see the building. You need to change the address to 586 to see the theater building?

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