Vic Theatre

3145 N. Sheffield Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60657

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VIC Theatre; Chicago, Illinois.

Opened in 1912 as the New Victoria Theatre, the venue was a vaudeville showcase for several years until it became a movie house. Later, the theater’s name was shortened to the more familiar Vic and it began to host concerts and live shows.

The Vic is home of the Brew & View which has three different bars that stay open during second- and third-run, cult, and revival film screenings.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Broan on August 4, 2011 at 9:20 am

Here’s a photo showing the old L-side marquee:

Ramova7719 on August 12, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Facebook page is vic theatre chicago Il

Broan on October 17, 2011 at 10:33 am

I added a photo of the old marquee before it was ruined.

CSWalczak on December 7, 2012 at 9:25 pm

The Vic is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. This article points out the bits and pieces of some lost Chicago theaters have been incorporated in the Vic. A recent interior picture can be seen here.

LouRugani on January 16, 2013 at 7:55 pm

I put together an online memorial to Walter Klein, Jr. Comments and remembrances are welcome.

Broan on August 30, 2015 at 9:41 am

Added a Chicago Tribune announcement which credited John Eberson as architect.

Broan on January 17, 2016 at 1:27 pm

The American on Ashland bore a strong resemblance to the Vic in form

GFeret on July 22, 2016 at 11:21 am

the balcony is open. I saw a movie at the Vic a month or two ago and the main floor area was closed-off and seating was now only in balcony (not sure why all this was but really doesn’t matter). Really neat IMO though, because the railings, staggered seats, lighted steps were still in their original style. At the low admission price the film was a terrific deal

DavidZornig on January 17, 2019 at 2:54 pm

Just found out that Clubland was a concept in Detroit as well. It was “Clubland at the State Theatre”, 2115 Woodward Avenue. The image used the exact same candy cane font as Clubland at the Vic

DavidZornig on April 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Jam Productions downloadable coloring book of the Vic and other theatres.–+Jam+Mail+List&utm_campaign=b5807b82ef-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_08_01_COPY_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1cddcb52a5-b5807b82ef-247204449&mc_cid=b5807b82ef&mc_eid=2a384cf67a

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