110 W. Madison Street,
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The LaSalle Opera House opened in 1910, and could seat a just under 800.
It was located at the corner of West Madison Street and Clark Street, adjoining the Brevoort Hotel and across the street from the tiny Madison and Astor Theatres (all of which have long since vanished from the Loop). In addition to opera, the LaSalle Opera House also would later stage legitimate theater, as well as vaudeville acts.
However, beginning in 1927, the LaSalle Theatre began showing movies, becoming just another one of the many movie houses dotting the Loop. It remained a movie house until closing in the late-1940’s.
In Spring of 1950, the LaSalle Theatre was razed to make way for a new St. Peter’s Church, which relocated to the Loop, which is also home to 30 Franciscan friars who live above the church. St. Peter’s in the Loop, besides hosting classical concerts, is also known for its gorgeous stained-glass windows and the huge crucifix on its facade, overlooking Madison Street.
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