La Salle Theatre

110 W. Madison Street,
Chicago, IL 60602

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DavidZornig
DavidZornig on December 2, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Spring 1935 photo added courtesy of Darla Zailskas.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on October 29, 2014 at 3:02 pm

Just added a 1939 photo courtesy of the Chuckman Collection. It should be noted that the marquee reads La Salle with a space.

Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on November 12, 2011 at 6:53 am

The Google Map view is of 110 W Madison in Oak Park, IL, not downtown Chicago.

mikebaggi
mikebaggi on November 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm

I remember going to the LaSalle Theater in the Loop as a young child. My aunt Chickie picked me up after work at Marillac House at Jackson and Morgan to take me to see a reissue of Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs. I can still remember the excitment of anticipation some 65 or 70 years later. I also remember, in later years, seeing a chapter of “The Vigilante” there. The theater frequently showed african safari films with bare-breasted natives. It also showed foreign films in the 1940s. I remember seeing a double feature of a German film entitled “The Iron Crown” (a legend about a crown made from the nails of Christ’s cross)and a French classic film entitled “Beauty And The Beast”. I also remember seeing another double feature of H. G. Welles stories: The Invisible Man and The Shape Of Things To Come. Yes, I remember the LaSalle Theater well.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 4, 2010 at 8:09 pm

The planned demolition of the LaSalle was reported in Boxoffice in July 1949:
http://tinyurl.com/yhp5thb

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 13, 2009 at 12:46 am

Here’s a ca1910 photo of the LaSalle Theatre from the Art Institute of Chicago web site.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 5, 2009 at 4:10 pm

This New York Times article is dated June 5, 1909, which is a year before the opening given in the introduction.
http://tinyurl.com/mkkbyt

Englewood
Englewood on September 15, 2007 at 4:36 pm

From the Chicago Tribune, Jan. 25, 1924:

Davy Miller Recovering
from His Bullet Wound

According to reports from the University hospital, Davy Miller, boxing referee who was shot on Sunday night by Dean O'Bannion, has passed the crisis and his wound is healing. It is expected he will leave the hospital in a few days. The shooting took place in front of the La Salle theater.