Olympia Theatre

4619 S. Ashland Avenue,
Chicago, IL

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Olympia Theatre

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The Olympia opened in 1917 for the Schoenstadt circuit in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, not far from the former Union Stockyards (1865-1971).

The Olympia may have been an early Rapp & Rapp design. The firm later designed Schoenstadt’s People’s and Piccadilly Theatres.

After this 582-seat house was closed in 1950, it was gutted and a neighboring store expanded into the space.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 24, 2012 at 11:23 am

Modernization described in this 1935 trade article: Boxoffice

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