Douglas Theater

3236 W. Cermak Road,
Chicago, IL 60623

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DOUGLAS Theatre; Chicago, Illinois.

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This North Lawndale neighborhood theater, located near Douglas Park (hence its name), opened in 1914 and sat just over 700. It was located on 22nd Street (later renamed Cermak Road) near Sawyer Street. The theater was first operated by the Brunhild and Young circuit, which also operated such theaters at the President, the Temple and the Shakespeare during the 10s.

In its later years, the Douglas was part of the small Goodman and Harrison chain (which also included circa-1950 the Marshall Square, Illington and West Theaters). The Douglas closed during the 50s.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Broan on October 25, 2007 at 10:23 pm

It is still standing.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on November 19, 2009 at 11:22 am

If this is the one I am thinking of, I believe it was a dance hall or ballroom of some sort in the 80’s-90’s somewhere.

0123456789 on November 9, 2010 at 5:57 pm

The building is still th go to this website to see it.

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