3204 W. Madison Street,
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The Kedzie Avenue Theatre opened in 1909, located in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on W. Madison Street near N. Kedzie Avenue. It was the second theatre to be designed by the Chicago based architectural firm Rapp & Rapp and the first to be totally designed by them. Their first was the auditorium of the Majestic Theatre, Cedar Rapids, IA which was attached to an already existing building.
Not long after the Kedzie Avenue Theatre opened, due to its apparent popularity, a smaller Annex Theatre, seating 750, was built just down W. Madison Street from the original theatre, called the Kedzie Annex Theatre (it has its own page on Cinema Treasures). The Kedzie Avenue Theatre was also called simply the Kedzie Theatre, and the Kedzie Annex Theatre, the Annex Theatre.
Both theaters closed by the 1950’s, and have long since been razed.
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