Ken Theatre

1225 E. 47th Street,
Chicago, IL 60653

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on May 14, 2013 at 6:50 am

Anyone know what happened to the Kilgen Theater Pipe Organ installed in the Kenwood in 1926?

davidplomin
davidplomin on May 11, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Impressive facade for a small neighborhood theater! A shame they tore it down. I think Every neighborhood in Chicago should have a theater for the community. Senior Center, Youth Center, to keep the kids off the street. I wonder if the aldermans really care. I’ve driven through the ghettos of the south and west sides of Chicago since my first trip with my Dad back in the 70’s when they were tearing down the Senate Theater at Madison and Kedzie. After 40 plus years, and Still empty lots and storefront churches with bars on their windows and landmarks like these theaters waiting for a renewal, only to be torn down………I feel sad that the people who live there will soon have no connection to the past. Might as well live in the boring burbs like I do now!!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 25, 2012 at 5:22 pm

According to the Boxoffice articles Tinseltoes linked to, the architect for the 1941 remodeling of the Ken Theatre was Roy B. Blass.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on June 26, 2012 at 7:29 am

Another 1941 trade article on the Ken Theatre: boxofficemagazine

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on June 26, 2012 at 7:16 am

The Ken Theatre was featured in this 1941 trade article on “The Magic of Black Light”: boxofficemagazine

KenC
KenC on December 27, 2008 at 8:11 am

From the Chicago Sun Times movie listings on Friday,May 17, 1957: KEN 1225 E. 47th- Open 6- .50 All Times 3 -FEATURES- 3 “ATTACK of the CRAB MONSTERS” “NOT OF THIS EARTH” “TENSION AT TABLE ROCK”.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 25, 2008 at 9:08 pm

Phone number in 1960 was KEnwood 6-6000.

Broan
Broan on October 6, 2007 at 9:49 pm

The original architects were Grossman & Proskauer.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 5, 2006 at 10:18 am

That’s two, then. There’s a Ken in San Diego. A worthy name.

Broan
Broan on March 29, 2006 at 6:04 pm

Remodeling was by Roy B. Blass