6226 S. Halsted Street,
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The Empress opened in 1913, located in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, one of a handful of theaters in the South Halsted Street and 63rd Street business district, including the Englewood, National (Ace) and Stratford Theatres. The architect was J.E.O. Pridmore.
Originally a legitimate theater, it later turned to vaudeville and finally switched over to movies by the 20s, and it would remain a movie house until closing in the 70s.
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