3343 W. Devon Avenue,
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Located in a strip mall and first operated by Essaness, later (briefly) by Plitt then finally by Cineplex-Odeon. This HAD to be one of the most generic/non-descript theatres ever in the Chicagoland area. Located right across the street from the Lincoln Village Theatre, it seemed to be operated as an adjunct to that theatre.
The Plaza 1, 2 3 was housed in a former discount store (I believe it was called Community). To be more precise, it occupied the north end of the building. It was opened December 12, 1980 with “Stir Crazy” playing on two screens. The third screen opened December 25. I saw “Superman II” and “The Lost Boys” there, I know that it operated until 1987. The Plaza probably closed when Cineplex-Odeon built the new section of the Lincoln Village Theatre, right across McCormick Boulevard.
Although the address listed was on W. Devon Avenue, the theatre did front McCormick Boulevard. Later, a K-Mart opened in the space formerly occupied by Community(?) and also took over the space occupied by the theatre. I haven’t been up that way lately, so I don’t know if the K-Mart is still in business. Any further information on the location and the dates that the Plaza Theatre was in business would be appreciated.
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