4236 S. Archer Avenue,
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This small theater, seating just under 300, opened in 1916 and was located in the Brighton Park neighborhood. It was designed by architect Ludvig Novy. The Crane Theatre, which was operated by the Schoenstadt circuit from about 1920 until 1948, was located not far from another Schoenstadt movie house, the Brighton Theatre, just down Archer Avenue.
The theatre was reopened briefly in the early-1950’s with a new name, the New Archer Theatre (named after a far larger, earlier Schoenstadt theatre in the McKinley Park neighborhood which closed in the 1940’s), and was afterward converted to retail use.
The former theatre last housed a florist shop, but this has been closed for several years, and the property is vacant in 2013.
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