2556 N. Milwaukee Avenue,
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The Logan Square, named for the northwestern Chicago neighborhood it was situated in, opened in 1913. It was originally a vaudeville house, but was soon acquired by the Lubliner & Trinz circuit and converted into a movie theater. It could seat almost 1,320. The theater was renamed the Rio Theatre in 1934, and renamed the Mars Theater in 1949.
The Logan Square Theatre was different from another Logan Square neighborhood movie house, the Logan Theatre, which is still open and operating as a quad, and originally was called the Paramount Theatre.
The Mars Theater was demolished in 1968. Today, most of the site of the theater is occupied by the parking lot of the nearby Mega Mall shopping center. A portion of the theater property is also now the Blue Line “El” tracks, specifically where the tracks start to go underground at Milwaukee Avenue.
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