Eastside Theater

10555 S. Ewing Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60617

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Eastside Theater

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The Eastside Theater opened in 1922, at Ewing Avenue between 105th Street and 106th Street, in the East Side neighborhood of Chicago, not far from the Illinois-Indiana border.

The Eastside Theater closed in 1951. Today, a bank is located on the site of the Eastside Theater, in a building dating from the late-1970’s.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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KenC
KenC on July 3, 2007 at 8:03 pm

In the book “IMAGES of AMERICA- CHICAGO’S SOUTHEAST SIDE” by Rod Sellers, there is a nice pic of the East Side theatre on page 34. Nice shot of the marquee;“THE OUTLAW” with Jane Russell is playing along with a second feature. The year is 1950. The EastSide theatre was one of the first theatres to convert to “talkies” in the late 20s. Also on page 34, a photo of the Gayety; on page 33 is a nice shot of the Commercial theatre(marquee and entrance).According to the text, at one time 17 theatres were operating on the Southeast side!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 10, 2007 at 5:47 pm

A Kilgen theater organ opus 4411 was installed in the East Side Theater in 1928.

bialystock
bialystock on January 3, 2009 at 12:41 pm

There is currently a Royal Savings Bank at this address, in a more recent (1960s?) structure.

Broan
Broan on March 7, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Can you be sure it’s not just heavily remodeled?

Broan
Broan on June 7, 2013 at 10:30 am

They’ll say that if it was majorly remodeled, though. In the aerial view, it’s certainly theater-shaped.

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