Phoenix Theatre

3104 S. State Street,
Chicago, IL 60616

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This theater, located on South State Street at 31st Street opened in 1906, as the Grand Theatre. In 1911, after a new and larger Grand Theatre opened just a couple doors down State Street, the old Grand Theatre was acquired by the O.C. Hammond circuit and renamed the Phoenix Theatre, becoming a movie house.

The Phoenix Theatre closed in 1928 before switching to sound films, and the building, like its replacement nearby, the Grand Theatre, was razed in the late-1950’s, to make was for the campus of the Illinois Institue of Technology (IIT).

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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0123456789
0123456789 on July 22, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Now there is a really ugly building there.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on January 27, 2014 at 9:09 pm

There was also a Phoenix Theatre that was part of the White City at the 1893 World’s Fair, located at 63rd Street and South Park Avenue.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on January 27, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Well, I’ve just been corrected. The White City Amusement Park was the location of the previously named Phoenix Theatre. It was built in 1905, 8 years after the 1893 fair. But likely trying to play off the White City name. The 63rd & South Park Avenue location is still correct though.

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