4653 S. State Street,
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The Owl was opened in 1916, and in early advertisements, billed itself as "the most popular theatre on the South Side". It could seat 944 and originally presented vaudeville and live stage revues in addition to motion pictures.
The Owl’s house orchestra, led by Clarence M. Jones, was almost as much as a draw as the live acts and movies.
The theater was also a venue for jazz acts, as well, into the 40s.
The Owl has since been demolished.
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