Lawrence Theater

1962 W. Lawrence Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60625

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This theater was in operation by 1914 and apparently didn’t last much beyond then and became an auto dealership by August 1916. It stood on Lawrence Avenue near Damen Avenue. The building that the Lawrence Theater was located in has been demolished and replaced by apartments and retail.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Khnemu on November 8, 2016 at 6:23 pm

From the Moving Picture World, July 31, 1915: M. Lowenstein, owner of the Lawrence theater, 1962 Lawrence avenue, this city, called Tuesday July 13. Mr. Lowenstein purchased this house six weeks ago from W.A. Williams. The Lawrence seats 229 and is situated in a fine residential neighborhood. Admissions of five and ten cents are charged at the Lawrence, the first price being the rule on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Ten cents is charged on the remaining days of the week, when five or six reels of the regular service of the General Film Co. and features are used. In the former case, four reels of the regular service of the General Film Co. form the program.

Khnemu on November 8, 2016 at 6:25 pm

By August of 1916, an auto dealership is listed in the Chicago Tribune at this address.

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