Star Theater

68 W. Madison St.,
Chicago, IL

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The Star was one of a handful of theaters on the stretch of Madison Street between Clark and Dearborn Streets in early 20th century Chicago. It opened in 1914 and sat around 1500.

In 1921, the Jones, Linick, Schaefer circuit purchased the Star, for about $50,000. The chain also operated several other popular Loop theaters, including the Orpheum and Bijou Dream Theatres.

However, little more than a year after it was purchashed, the circuit sold the theater to the Harding Company, which converted it into one of its chain of coffee shops.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft
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