1611 W. Roosevelt Road,
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Located on the Near West Side, on W. Roosevelt Road at the intersection of S. Ashland Avenue, the Orpheus Theatre opened in 1913.
The movie house was later operated by the Marks Brothers circuit, and still later, by the Essaness circuit. By the 1940’s, the theatre was renamed the Joy Theatre. In 1952, the Joy Theatre was acquired by the Gomez family, who renamed it the Cine Tampico, for their home town in Mexico. It was still in operation as a Spanish-language movie house by the mid-1970’s.
A drive-up bank is located today where this movie theatre once stood.
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