Avers Theater

3825 W. 26th Street,
Chicago, IL 60623

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Sanborn Map 1923

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This small, nearly 300-seat theater opened in 1912 near the corner of 26th Street and Avers Avenue, in what is today the Little Village neighborhood. The Avers Theater was closed in 1917 as a movie house, and was later converted to retail use. By 2015 it was in use as a laundromat.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Broan
Broan on October 11, 2015 at 10:21 am

I think the actual address was 3825, which is now a laundromat. The Avers was part of the early Balaban & Katz/Amalgamated chain.

LouRugani
LouRugani on October 11, 2016 at 3:58 pm

In a May 18, 1916 ad in the Chicago Daily Tribune, the AVERS Theatre address was listed as 3828 W. 26th Street.

Broan
Broan on October 11, 2016 at 5:15 pm

Sanborn Maps show 3825 as a motion picture theater while 3828 lies in the middle of Avers Street. Most likely the person who set the type for the newspaper mistook a 5 for an 8.

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