322 W. Armitage Avenue,
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Opened in the early 20s for the Ascher Brothers circuit as the Lane Court, this theater originally sat close to 1000, and presented both movies and vaudeville acts. Located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood at Armitage Avenue (which was then known as Center Street) and Clark Street, the Lane Court was later renamed the Town Theatre, and became a burlesque house. By the 60s, it was showing adult movies, which it continued to do until closing in the early 70s.
In 1977, the Town was converted into a concert venue, renamed the Park West, and has served in this capacity ever since. Artists such as Tina Turner, Prince, and Eurythmics have performed the Park West, making the 750-seat theater one of Chicago’s most popular smaller concert venues. The theater is also used for special events.
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