3133 N. Lincoln Avenue,
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The Vitagraph Theatre was opened about 1914, by the early studio of the same name. 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.
When Vitagraph was absorbed by Warner Brothers in 1925, the Lubliner & Trinz circuit, one of the main movie theater circuits in Chicago during the 1910’s and into the 1920’s, took over operation of 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.
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