Casino Theatre

58 W. Madison Street,
Chicago, IL 60602

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Casino Theatre, Chicago

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This small, early movie theatre located on West Madison Street at Dearborn Street in the Loop was in operation from 1909 until closing in 1937.

The Casino Theatre was located across the street from the huge Morrison Hotel, which was demolished in the 1960’s and replaced by the First National Bank Building (later known as Bank One Plaza and today Chase Plaza).

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 27, 2007 at 10:00 am

The Casino Theatre opened in 1911 and closed in 1937.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on November 29, 2008 at 6:59 pm

Owning a casino & the Cubs?..seems fitting. Great update. Thanks Bryan!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 9, 2013 at 12:07 pm

This house was called the Casino Garden Theatre in 1910, when it was one of four houses featured in an article about theaters on Chicago’s Madison Street that was published in the August 20 issue of The Film Index. The article confirms that the Casino was originally owned by Charles Weeghman. It was managed for him by Harry B. Fitzpatrick. The article says that the Casino Garden Theatre had been operating for almost a year, which means it must have opened in the latter third of 1909.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 9, 2013 at 12:10 pm

The I cited in my previous comment article also gives the seating capacity of the Casino Garden Theatre as 400.

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