Amo Theatre

436 E. 61st Street,
Chicago, IL 60637

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Khnemu on February 16, 2018 at 1:20 am

The 61st Street Theater didn’t last very long. By May 17, 1957, the Chicago Tribune reported in a short article that the congregation of St. Stephen Baptist Church at this address were dedicating their new organ.

Khnemu on February 16, 2018 at 1:12 am

From Motion Picture Herald March 24, 1956:

“The 40 year-old Amo theater, modernized from stem to stern, reopened March 15 under the new name 61st Street theater. The manager is Don Young.”

Khnemu on October 22, 2016 at 9:52 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.”

kencmcintyre on December 10, 2008 at 8:18 pm

Here is a February 1927 ad from the Englewood Register: