Casino Theater

3508 S. Halsted Street,
Chicago, IL

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This small 275-seat Bridgeport neighborhood theater opened, most likely as a legitimate house, in the early 1890s, but by the 20s, had switched to movies. It closed in the mid-to-late 40s.

The Casino was located on the same block of Halsted Street as the long-disused 1929 Ramova Theater. The old Casino building currently is used for retail on its street level and apartments on the upper floors.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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CHICTH74
CHICTH74 on February 21, 2006 at 6:44 am

I think this theatre is now a pc service place and it may share space with a Tak Kon Do studio. A lot of this part of the city is being bought up and made into condos and mix use buld`s.

CHICTH74
CHICTH74 on June 12, 2006 at 3:44 am

Does any one know the “style” of this theatre.
Thank You .

Broan
Broan on October 15, 2007 at 2:54 am

This is the building that is currently “Nail Station”. The theater part of it used to go back farther but was removed, likely to make way for construction of the Ramova.

mfs3757
mfs3757 on November 8, 2009 at 4:03 am

I’m writing a book about the history of Bridgeport for Arcadia Publishing and would LOVE a picture or two of the Wallace.

Please contact me if you have any of the Wallace or any Bridgeport theaters (I have the Ramova, The Milda and The Eagle (1991), but would love to see any and all shots of the 12-13 theaters that used to be in the neighborhood.

On a really sad note, Nancy of Nancy’s Best Little Hair House passed away his past week. The Wallace theater building has been for sale for the last few months too.

Look forward to hearing from you.
Maureen-

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