Brookline Theatre

7107 S. South Chicago Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60619

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The Brookline Theatre was located in the neighborhood of the same name, on South Chicago Avenue at E. 71st Street It sat across from the Oak Woods Cemetery, final resting place of many famous Chicagoans including Mayor Harold Washington, Olympian Jesse Owens, physicist Enrico Fermi, and White Sox owner Bill Veeck.

The Brookline Theatre was in operation from at least 1913 and closed in 1922. In 1924-1925 it was in use as a church.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Khnemu
Khnemu on August 26, 2017 at 1:07 pm

In the Chicago Tribune movie theater guide, the theater is listed between 1917 and 1922 as the New Brookline. The latest listing is from September of 1922. In 1924-25 the address is listed under places of worship. By 1926, the building is listed as “for rent” in the Tribune classifieds.

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