Hub Theatre

1746 W. Chicago Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60622

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HUB Theatre; Chicago, Illinois.

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The Hub Theatre opened around 1913, in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago, on Chicago Avenue near Hermitage Avenue.

Its was designed by David Saul Klafter, an architect more known in Chicago for his residental architecture.

The Hub Theatre closed as a movie house in the very early-1990’s, and the building was converted into office space. In February 2016 it was converted into a Botanical Brewpub.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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jclaudio
jclaudio on October 6, 2009 at 9:04 am

I grew up near the Hub and saw Dean Martin in a Matt Helm movie there. Good times.

Broan
Broan on August 8, 2012 at 8:15 am

This looks like a pretty small theater from the street, but satellite view shows that it telescopes as it goes back. Seating capacity was 769 in 1916, not 400.

Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on August 10, 2012 at 8:06 am

Chicago Avenue and Washington Boulevard are both east-west oriented streets one mile apart from each other and don’t intersect. The caption on that picture is incorrect.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on February 23, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Here is a circa 1991 or 1992 photo of the Hub http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmklein/3439742729/in/set-72157607401896889/

Cinemaven
Cinemaven on April 22, 2013 at 4:23 pm

I actually went here at times from 1989-94. Wasn’t bad at first, But seemingly things went progressively downhill. And in it’s last year?, Need I say more?. But I do miss this theatre being around, And wished that it were maintained more professionally.

RickB
RickB on January 21, 2014 at 4:09 pm

A craft brewer wants to open a brewery and taproom in the former Hub. DNAInfo story here.

Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on August 6, 2015 at 1:00 pm

That proposed craft brewery wound up over at 444 N Michigan.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on March 14, 2016 at 7:45 pm

Current article about the Forbidden Root brewpub to open Thursday.

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160216/west-town/forbidden-root-open-former-hub-theater-on-thursday-photos

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