Aristo Theatre

2650 N. Lincoln Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60614

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Aristo Theatre, Chicago, IL

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This Lincoln Park neighborhood theater opened as the American Theatre in 1910. In 1912, it was renamed the Aristo Theatre. Just before it closed in 1926, it had been renamed again, as the Vanity Theatre. The Aristo Theatre was located on Lincoln Avenue near Kenmore Avenue.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft, Ken Roe

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Broan
Broan on October 23, 2007 at 4:26 pm

There’s a condo building on the site now but I can’t tell if it’s a heavily remodeled theater or new construction.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 8, 2009 at 6:43 am

I think that building is too narrow to be a former theater. It may have been built after the old theater building was razed.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on March 8, 2009 at 6:55 am

Shoot, I just drove by this today. I’ll take a look next week.

Broan
Broan on March 8, 2009 at 6:55 am

http://tinyurl.com/dynkcd is the building I am referring to. This matches the theatre’s footprint. It hardly looks like an old building, but the back wall looks considerably older. And then compare to this pre-Renovation picture: HERE. Although it looks like a different building entirely initially, look at the columns and arched doorway. This is the same building, refaced, dating to roughly the theater’s age. I believe the columns are there to mark the theatre’s entrance.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on March 8, 2009 at 6:45 pm

Cool. I’d say you are correct.
I’ll swing by this one when I check out the former Roscoe Theater building near Seeley.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on March 12, 2009 at 12:33 am

I drove by this place today. Completely different now than in
BWChicago’s pre-renovation pic.

It now has a much brighter drivit/stucco false front over everything that is pictured. But the building’s overall length & roof line appear to be the same.

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