3133 N. Lincoln Avenue,
1 person favorited this theater
The Vitagraph Theatre was opened September 12, 1914 wuth “My Official Wife”. It could seat around 1,000 and was located in the bustling Lincoln-Belmont commercial district (today known as Nortown) near to the Struve’s department store. The Lubliner & Trinz circuit, one of the main movie theater circuits in Chicago during the 1910’s and into the 1920’s operated the Vitagraph Theatre.
In 1930, a year after the Struve store was sold to the Goldblatt’s department store chain, its owners decided to enlarge and modernize it, and a row of nearby properties, including the Vitagraph Thetare, were acquired and razed.
The Art Deco former Goldblatt’s store was converted over to mixed retail and residential (condominiums)use in the late-1990’s.
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater