Gold Theater

3411 W. Roosevelt Road,
Chicago, IL 60624

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GrandMogul
GrandMogul on January 4, 2007 at 10:54 am

News item:
Chicago American, Monday, July 28, 1958, p. 3, c. 7:

BLAST, FIRE HIT EMPTY THEATER

Firemen today battled a 2-11 alarm fire at the Gold Theater, 3411 Roosevelt rd., where a marquee sign displayed the title “Jungle Heat.”

Fire Attorney Earle Downes has been asked to investigate the blaze, which started with an explosion. Lester Lewis, 1123 S. Sacramento av., waiter at a restaurant next door, said:
“I was almost jolted off my feet.”


Chicago Daily News, Tuesday, July 29, 1958 (photo on back page):

NOT TOO ‘COOL’ TODAY
[PHOTO]
Sign reading “Cooled,” looks out of place on Gold theater, 3411 Roosevelt rd., as firemen battle 2-11 blaze that followed explosion there. The explosion occurred at 2:43 a.m., when the theater was empty. Damage was estimated at $10,000

Broan
Broan on April 13, 2005 at 8:55 pm

The Historic American Buildings report on the Granada indicates that this was one of the first theatres designed by Alexander L. Levy.