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 August 22, 2011 at 7:19 am


Broan on October 2, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Architect was Walter W. Ahlschlager, which explains why the building looks so similar to the Davis.

Chrisk36 on October 12, 2011 at 12:12 am

I elieve he theatre is closed for renovation

DavidZornig on November 29, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Happened to drive by the Logan tonight. Marquee was dark, and still read Closed For Renovations. Small pile of leaves or something in the doorway area.

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.

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