Vision Theater

2650 W. Division Street,
Chicago, IL 60622

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Located in the West Town neighborhood, not far from Humboldt Park, on W. Division Street, the Vision Theater was opened either late-1915 or early-1916, and could seat over 700. It operated into the 1950’s before closing, and appears to have since been demolished.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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GFeret on January 12, 2007 at 7:44 am

Across Division St and a few doors east ( W.) (once) stood the HARMONY Theatre, of similar size. Gone since the early ‘50s and that’s all I know.

(Not to be confused with another HARMONY on E. 43rd St.)

Khnemu on November 18, 2016 at 6:42 am

The Vision must have closed some time between 1957 and 1959, as the last movie listing in the Chicago Tribune for the Vision appears on October 23, 1957, and a brief article from July 27, 1959 talks about National Tea opening a new supermarket at this address.

Khnemu on November 18, 2016 at 6:46 am

The Vision is also listed as in operation in the Chicago Tribune’s movie listings as far back as August of 1916.

Khnemu on May 8, 2018 at 4:18 pm

From the Chicago Tribune dated July 16, 1915:

“A moving picture theater will be erected at the northwest corner of Division street and Washtenaw avenue by Fred Becklenberg. The theater itself will seat 740 and the building, which will contain four stores and a number of flats, will cost $85,000. Thomas R. Bishop is the architect…The lot measures 100 x 122 feet.”

The Vision probably opened late in 1915 or early 1916.

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