3507 S. State Street,
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Located near the edge of the historic South Side neighborhood of Bronzeville, at South State Street near 35th Street, the States Theatre was a mid-sized movie house which opened in 1913. Today the site of the States Theatre is not far from both the site of the now-demolished Stateway Gardens public housing high-rises, as well as to the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology.
The States Theatre not only screened movies, but featured live stage shows (including, by the 1920’s and 1930’s, many jazz acts), and, in its early days, its own house orchestra.
The theatre appears to have closed by the early-1950’s, and was demolished long ago.
Today the land it once once sat on is now a parking lot for the Chicago Police Headquarters, and prior to the parking lot, the site was a gas station.
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