Logan Theatre

2646 N. Milwaukee Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60647

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Logan Theatre

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The former Paramount Theatre opened in 1915 for the Lubliner & Trinz circuit. Later, it was operated by Essaness.

Today, the Logan Theatre is a four-screen, independently-run multiplex seating a total of about 975 in the heart of the Logan Square neighborhood. It screens second-run commercial features.

It was closed in fall of 2011 for renovations to be carried out. It reopened March 17, 2012, the theatre now has comfortable new seating for 595, enhanced sound system, new screens and digital projectors, expanded and remodeled concession and cafe area, Art Deco style details, a new bar & lounge and offering great prices for mid-run movies, independent films and local film festivals.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Broan on November 29, 2011 at 8:17 pm

You can follow the renovation on the Logan’s facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/thelogantheatre

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on December 14, 2011 at 10:41 am

So is the Logan going to be a single screener, or will it be renovated with four screens, ala the LaGrange?

Broan on December 14, 2011 at 4:55 pm

The screen configuration is staying the same

CSWalczak on April 1, 2012 at 2:14 pm

This article about theater restoration in Chicago’s neighborhoods in general and the Logan in particular includes a slide show of over twenty photos.

matthew1964 on July 31, 2012 at 3:00 pm

I remember going to the logan on a monday every week ,, back in the 1980,s i saw christmas story there and flashdance ,holloween,, and so on ,, me and my friend walked down there every week,,it was always noisey ,lots of people from highschool (kelvyn park) sometimes fights ,,but we enjoyed it,,we saw the features then we had gyros at a litttle gyro place on the corner of sawyer and milwaukee ave ,,great days

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on November 29, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Wow! It looks like they did a nice job on the renovation. I was there once when it was still one screen and it was a pit. I went once more after they split it up and it wasn’t half bad. But I’d guess over twenty-five years it was probably well on the way to being a pit again.

DavidZornig on August 25, 2016 at 5:27 pm

This is interesting. I added a 1908 photo of a prior Logan Theatre. Located at 2164 N. Milwaukee, changed to 2564 N. Milwaukee during the 1909 Chicago Street Re-Numbering Plan. Photo courtesy of the Logan Square Preservation Facebook page. I don’t know if it was a film or live theatre. But it would deserve it’s own page if it was.

rivest266 on November 13, 2016 at 4:29 am

December 25th, 1989 grand opening as a 3-plex in the photo section. 5 screens in 1990.

Broan on November 13, 2016 at 4:56 am

They never had 5. That was probably two films sharing the same screen.

rivest266 on November 13, 2016 at 7:47 am

November 23rd, 1915 grand opening ad as Paramount. You are right, Broan.

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