7540 W. Grand Avenue,
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Previously operated by: Indiana-Illinois Theaters
Styles: Art Deco
Opened on October 1, 1937 with Frances Langford in “Hit Parade” & Donald Woods in “The Case of the Stuttering Bishop”. The Elm Theater was located on W. Grand Avenue near 75th Avenue in the near western suburb of Elmwood Park. The auditorium ran parallel to W. Grand Avenue, from which it was set back and fronted by small shops. The entrance was to the right of the shops. The theater could seat 700 and operated until its closing in early-June, 1960.
The theatre became a bargain mart, selling second-hand furniture, antiques and appliances. In 1965 the front of the building and foyer area was demolished, and the auditorium has since served as a liquor store, and, since the mid-1980s, a hardware store, which closed in 2007. It was demolished in February 2015.
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