Liberty Theater

1180 N. Milwaukee Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60622

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In operation from 1912 until 1929, this early little movie theater in the Wicker Park neighborhood was located on Milwaukee Avenue about midway between Division Street and Haddon Avenue.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Broan
Broan on January 26, 2007 at 7:57 pm

This theater is still standing; Google Maps tends to have issues with diagonal streets in particular. The building is about 3 stories with a picture window on the second floor and a round bay on the third.

KenRoe
KenRoe on January 27, 2007 at 12:35 am

The Liberty Theater opened in 1912 and closed in 1929.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 27, 2007 at 7:31 am

This is a 5/2/2000 photo of 1180 N Milwaukee Ave. There is a building at this address. Cook County Assessor’s Office:

Class: 5-91
Description : Commercial buildings over three stories
Estimated Building Sq. Ft: 9,932
Age: 118
Land Square Footage: 3,125

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 27, 2007 at 10:46 am

I think Google is showing the wrong building. On the Cook County parcel map, this building is 017 and the parking lot is 019 and 020. Try this link. Click on “View Property Map”. This address will be the red building.

Broan
Broan on October 14, 2007 at 7:20 pm

The building is currently home to “Young Chicago Authors” and “Metropolitan Tenants Organization” if anyone is trying to spot it.

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