4740 W. Madison Street,
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Lubliner & Trinz opened the Madison Square Theatre in 1917 on W. Madison Street between S. Cicero Avenue and S. Kilpatrick Avenue, near where the neighborhoods of West Garfield Park and Austin meet. The Madison Square Theatre had no balcony or stage, but the building’s 5,000 square foot space, however, did contain a ballroom, which was located above the lobby. It also had a Style E Wurlitzer.
The theatre briefly closed during the 1920’s and reopened in 1930 as the Byrd Theatre, which operated until it closed in 1969. In its last years it was renamed Pepe Theatre and screened Spanish-language films. The building was later used as a church, but has since been demolished. The site of the block that the Byrd Theatre was on, is today a large vacant lot.
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