Amo Theatre

436 E. 61st Street,
Chicago, IL 60637

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Located in the Washington Park neighborhood, not far from the actual park itself, on E. 61st Street at S. Vernon Avenue, this theatre opened as the Vernon Theatre on June 17, 1916.

Renamed the Eden Theatre in 1930, it was again renamed, the Amo Theatre, a year later. At the time it closed in 1956, the theatre was known as the 61st Street Theatre.

The former theatre building had been used for many years as a church, but has since been demolished.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 10, 2008 at 12:18 pm

Here is a February 1927 ad from the Englewood Register:
http://tinyurl.com/5pmv2q

Khnemu
Khnemu on October 22, 2016 at 1:52 pm

From Motography, Jul-Sept 1916: “The Vernon Theater, Sixty-first street and Vernon avenue, Chicago, was opened June 17. The theater seats 800. Music is furnished by a $10,000 Bartola de Luxe.”

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