Cosmo Theatre

7938 S. Halsted Street,
Chicago, IL 60620

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davidplomin
davidplomin on June 23, 2015 at 3:58 am

A shame the building couldn’t be saved. Wonder how The Sunset Club was? You had a theater that was turned into a nightclub, adjoining shops and offices or apts above. Englewood has no theaters left. They had a lot once. Very sad.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 14, 2009 at 4:54 am

Here is a March 1915 ad from the same source:
http://tinyurl.com/n8v884

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 16, 2009 at 6:43 am

Here is a January 1915 ad from the Suburbanite Economist:
http://tinyurl.com/pkdp6n

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 10, 2008 at 9:51 pm

The Aschers sold in April 1923, according to the Tribune:

THEATER, STORES SOLD BY ASCHER; PRICE, $328,000

According to the revenue stamps on the deed, Nathan Ascher, president of the Cosmopolitan Securities company, was paid $328,000, subject to an incumbrance of $90,000, for the Cosmopolitan theater, store and office building.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 26, 2008 at 12:24 am

The phone number in 1953 was RAdcliff 3-9452, but since their phone was stolen I wouldn’t recommend trying to call.

Englewood
Englewood on October 14, 2007 at 10:18 pm

From the Chicago Tribune, June 2, 1945:

“THEATER’S PAY PHONE STOLEN
John Camplan, owner of the Cosmo theatre,
7938 S. Halsted st., told police yesterday that
burglars entered the theater thru an open
stage door Wednesday and took a pay tele-
phone from a booth.”