Dale Theater

76 E. 137th Street,
Riverdale, IL 60827

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Dale Theatre Ticket-Ads 1940's

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This theater opened as the Riverdale in 1914. The name was changed to the Dale in 1943. The theater closed in the 1950s. Today, the building stands vacant.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 21, 2006 at 6:40 pm

This is a 1920 photo of the Riverdale:
http://tinyurl.com/gvh4f

carl3615
carl3615 on September 12, 2007 at 5:37 pm

Adding to Ken’s comments: Opened in 1914 as a nickelodeon: “Riverdale Theatre” on what was—then—the main street of Riverdale: 137th. Despite it’s small size, attendees say up to 300 could be squeezed in. Riverdalian, and village officer, Peter Kurz purchased it circa 1943 and renamed it the “Dale Theatre.” Due to competition by the larger Dolton (IL) theatre nearby, the Dale closed in the early 1950’s, later becoming Harold’s Cleaners. Today, 2007, the building stands empty. (Carl-Riverdale Historical Society). Pictures below from 1915-1918-1920, a Dale ad, and Harold’s Cleaners:

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carl3615
carl3615 on September 13, 2013 at 6:16 pm

I reloaded the photos (broken links). These pictures are via the Riverdale Historical Society, of which I’m a member.

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