President Theater

343 E. Garfield Boulevard,
Chicago, IL 60637

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Broan on November 13, 2016 at 5:10 pm

This would have been on Garfield Blvd/55th, not 55th Place. Historic Aerials show that it stood until at least 1972. It seems to have operated as a series of dance halls and bars after closing as a theater, most notably the Rhumboogie Cafe.

davidplomin on March 9, 2015 at 10:46 pm

Opened in 1911 and closed in 1924?! Such a nice facade. I wonder why such a short life? You would think a theater this size could have weathered many a change. Nice facade lit by bulbs!