20 E. Adams Street,
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The Adams Theatre, one of the smaller Loop theatres. It seated just 291, and opened in June 1921. It stood on Adams Street between State Street and Wabash Street. A 2 manual Robert Morton organ was installed in 1921
Initially operated by Vista Amusement Enterprises, it had been showing newsreels and shorts and children friendly fare since the late-1920’s.
It was divided into three small retail stores by 1932. The originally four-story building the Adams Theatre was constructed within originally dates back to 1888. It is still standing, though it has lost its upper two stories and just two of the three retail spaces are still in operation, a nail salon and a fast-food restaurant.
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