Aristo Theatre

2650 N. Lincoln Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60614

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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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.