Logan Theatre

2646 N. Milwaukee Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60647

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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.

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

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.

Broan on December 14, 2011 at 4:55 pm

The screen configuration is staying the same

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 November 29, 2011 at 8:17 pm

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

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.

Chrisk36 on October 12, 2011 at 12:12 am

I elieve he theatre is closed for renovation

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.

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KenC on August 18, 2011 at 3:02 pm

In the lobby, just to the left of auditorium 1, there is a sign stating TRY ME ;underneath is a new seat with a cupholder. The Logan will close around Sept. 6, and reopen before Thanksgiving, according to the two employees I spoke with this afternoon. New seats, new and larger washrooms, and a few walls knocked down are among the improvements coming. Also in the lobby, on the south wall, are numerous pics of the Will Rogers and Harding, and- still around,thankfully- the Congress and Logan. The Congress has both interior and exterior views from various years.

Broan on August 10, 2011 at 9:47 pm

The neon is presently being restored. There are big plans for the Logan in the future including new seats, a more arts and community focus, restoration of some historic elements, lobby remodel, etc.

0123456789 on January 28, 2011 at 2:08 pm

The Logan was a small theatre compared to many other theatre surrounding it.

ChicagoHirt on November 29, 2010 at 11:50 am

Does anyone know how to contact the manager or owner of this theater? The published number doesnt take messages and only highlights current movies. Please let me know if someone has an alternate number. I am trying to plan a fundraiser party and a cehcking out this theater as a venue.

Kringle on November 23, 2009 at 2:38 pm

Thanks for the photos, all.

KenC on April 1, 2009 at 3:56 pm

The admission price is now $4.00. Still a good deal; I’m surprised the $3.00 tickets lasted as long as it did. My only complaint about the Logan- not enough leg room(stadium seating has spoiled me).

KenC on February 18, 2009 at 5:59 pm

The Logan has 903 seats. Cinema # 1 has 265 seats, # 2- 175, #3- 198, and #4- 265.

Kringle on December 13, 2008 at 1:37 pm

Interesting… if it wouldnt be too much trouble, I would love to see it. Thanks for all the links, folks!

Broan on December 13, 2008 at 1:16 pm

Kringle: A shot of the stage end of the theater is reprinted on page 12 of the February, 1983 issue of “The Console” magazine. I can scan it if necessary.

KenC on December 1, 2008 at 8:52 pm

The Logan has played regular Hollywood fare for decades. However, at least twice in the past, they tried different policies. On Saturday, May 21, 1966, the Logan was showing the Midwest Premiere of “HOW TO BE LOVED”, a Polish program with English titles. Not surprising, since the neighborhood had a large Polish population for many years. Exactly 4 years later, the Logan was showing adult fare. From the Chicago Sun Times movie listings, May 22, 1970: LOGAN (X) “MONIQUE” “BABY LOVE” .I don’t think this adult policy lasted very long; thankfully the Logan went back to mainstream features(I suspect complaints from neighbors/ church authorities). At this time, you could park free in the Emmett St. City Lot. One thing that NEVER changed- the Logan had-and has- Matinees Daily.