152 Theater

152 W. Division Street,
Chicago, IL 60610

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The LaSalle Theater, located on the corner of W. Division Street and N. LaSalle Street on the Near North Side, opened in 1914. By 1930 it was known as the New LaSalle Theatre. In the 1940’s, the theater was known as the 152 Theater, named for its address, 152 W. Division Street. The 152 Theater lasted into the mid-1950’s before closing and has since been torn down.

It is not to be confused with the earlier LaSalle Theater (originally LaSalle Opera House) at 110 W. Madison Street in the Loop, which was razed in the 1950’s and replaced by St. Peter’s-in-the-Loop church.

Contributed by Bryan

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 26, 2008 at 3:51 pm

Still listed in the 1954 yellow pages, but gone by 1960, as Bryan noted above. Phone number in 1954 was WHitehal 4-9471.

Khnemu
Khnemu on November 19, 2016 at 5:00 pm

In two Chicago Tribune stories from April and July 1946, a Buddhist temple is meeting at this address. By 1957, until the mid-80s, it was home to a hardware store.

Khnemu
Khnemu on July 15, 2017 at 1:23 pm

In the 1930-1940 Film Daily Yearbooks, this is listed as the New LaSalle Theater, with seating for 612. In 1926-1929 Film Daily Yearbooks, it is listed as the LaSalle, with seating for 885. It is listed as the One Fifty Two in the 1951 Film Daily Yearbook seating 583 with an address, possibly a typo, of 162 W. Division.

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