2653 N. Clark Street,
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The Covent Garden Theater, opened in 1916 for the Lubliner & Trinz circuit, could originally seat 2,684, and was one of the largest theaters in the Lake View neighborhood of Chicago. It featured vaudeville and stage shows as well as motion pictures. The theater was taken over by the Balaban & Katz chain in 1932 and was renamed Covent Theatre. It was remodeled in 1934 by the firm of Pereira & Pereira.
The theater was part of a complex which also included the Hotel Covent, or Covent Hotel. When the theater was demolished, only the auditorium was razed, replaced by a parking lot. The hotel remains today.
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