4015 W. Roosevelt Road,
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Architects: William P. Whitney
Firms: R. Levine & Co.
Previous Names: Rena Theatre, New Rena Theatre
The Lawndale Theatre opened October 19, 1927 with Carmel Myers in “The Girl From Rio” plus acts on the stage. It was located in the North Lawndale community on W. Roosevelt Road at S. Pulaski Road. It was a rather large neighborhood movie house, seating 2,000, which later featured burlesque, and after that, movies once more, before it was closed in 1963. It was known as the Rena Theatre in its later years. Most recently, the former theatre had housed a church.
It was demolished in July 2014.
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