Illinois Theatre

65 E. Jackson Boulevard,
Chicago, IL 60604

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kencmcintyre on June 7, 2009 at 2:01 pm

Here is another version of the postcard at the top of the page:

Scott on December 13, 2008 at 9:22 pm

Just curious if anyone knows whether this theatre fronted on Jackson or Wabash? And if you know which corner of Jackson and Wabash referred to in the address, that would be helpful too. Thanks!

kencmcintyre on December 9, 2008 at 7:15 pm

Here is part of another Trib article dated 1/15/36:


Dimmed lights for the Illinois Theater will mean $21,000 rental for the site it now occupies to be paid the liquidating trustees by the Loop Auto Parks, Inc. This was disclosed yesterday when the final steps in the leasing of the historic property were concluded.

kencmcintyre on November 17, 2008 at 7:41 pm

Here is part of an article in the Fitchburg Sentinel, dated 3/7/36:

CHICAGO, March 6-For the seoond time in recent years a theater is being razed to make way for a parking lot. This time it’s the Illinois theater, home of the “Follies” and the big musical extravaganzas of a decade ago The old Cort theater in the heart of the Rialto district was effaced to make room for an auto parking lot several years ago.

Broan on November 1, 2006 at 12:13 pm

Here is a postcard view.

Broan on February 12, 2005 at 9:34 pm

Here is a photo from the Library of Congres