Regent Theatre

6826 S. Halsted Street,
Chicago, IL 60621

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Built as the New Regent in 1915, this Schoenstadt circuit theater could seat just under 900.

In the mid-30s, as with many of their aging houses, the Schoenstadts gave the theater an Art Deco remodeling, and dropped the "New" from the name.

The theater was closed in the early 50s, and converted into a dance hall. It later served for many years as a church, but has since been demolished.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Broan
Broan on May 15, 2006 at 1:16 am

Architect was W.C. Heinbeck

CHICTH74
CHICTH74 on March 14, 2007 at 4:10 am

I think it is still an empty lot one buld on one side and a few on the other and in the center a big empty lot

calvin
calvin on September 29, 2007 at 3:44 am

We lived at 68th Emerald in the 40’s and 50’s. A block from the Regent.Does anyone know of any photos that might exist? Alot of childhood memories are from the Regent…all good!!!

calvin
calvin on September 29, 2007 at 3:51 am

Now I may be wrong, but it seems I remember seeing live entertainment at the Regent in the late 40’s. Can anyone confirm this?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 25, 2008 at 5:26 am

This church ad was in the Englewood Times on 10/5/23:

EMERALD AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Richard D. Hughes, Minister
6716 Emerald Avenue
Tel. Wentworth 2581

At Emerald Ave. Presbyterian church: While the new church is in the process of construction, the regular morning services of the church are being held at the New Regent theatre, 6826 S. Halsted St.. at 10:30. The Bible school meets at Salem chapel, 6820 S. Emerald Ave.

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