Bell Theater

3064 W. Armitage Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60647

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GFeret on December 15, 2014 at 4:18 pm

btw I DIDN’T ‘favorite’ this (Bell) theatre, I instead wanted to favorite the one photo associated with it. This is a computer world however where things don’t work correctly or things aren’t explained fully much less well or things cannot be corrected once entered, so I understand just fine.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 14, 2014 at 11:04 pm

Chris1982; I have added a page for the Bell Theatre on W. Madison Street.

Chris1982 on April 30, 2014 at 6:09 am

There was another Bell Theatre on Madison St. that seated 350, any info on that Bell Theatre?

johncordell on January 16, 2008 at 4:43 pm

The Bell Theatre closed in June of 1953. I lived in the neighborhood and actually was there on its' last operating day. When I passed by it the next day, it had on its' marquee “closed for remodeling”. They never did reopen. I believe the movies playing that Sunday afternoon fifty-five years ago was I LOVE MELVIN with Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds plus TROUBLE ALONG THE WAY with John Wayne and Donna Reed. I went to St. Sylvester’s Grammer School at that time, and would go by it often.
John Cordell

GFeret on December 29, 2006 at 3:43 pm

Yes this is the BELL theatre (w/ correct address) I’d recalled under nearby CORTLAND theatre comments last week. Despite its alternate latter-day use the place I recall still looked like a theatre (w/marquee) and name still identifiable, when it disappeared from sight altogether around 1962.