Irving Theater

1310 S. Halsted Street,
Chicago, IL 60661

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1956 photo courtesy of the Stockholm Transport Museum via The Old Motor.

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The Irving Theater was built in 1912, in an existing early-1880’s commercial structure on S. Halsted Street in the historic Maxwell Street area. It was designed by architect Alexander Levy and seated just under 300. The Irving Theater was in operation at least through the 1950’s, and was later converted back to retail use, though in later years was vacant. The former theatre was demolished by 2007.

It is not to be confused with the much larger Irving Theater (originally the Irving Park Theater) in the Irving Park neighborhood.

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Broan on October 14, 2007 at 7:28 pm

The Irving is now demolished, a casualty of University Village.

Broan on February 5, 2013 at 2:07 pm

DavidZornig on October 11, 2015 at 8:02 am

1955 photo added, photo credit University of Chicago Photographic Archive.

Trolleyguy on October 12, 2015 at 8:03 am

In the early 60’s, I worked at a shoe store just north of this theatre, at 1306 S Halsted. The marquee was gone by then, but the building still showed signs of having been a movie theater.

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