6219 S. Halsted Street,
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Previously operated by: Nokimos Theaters
Architects: John Edmund Oldaker Pridmore
Styles: Streamline Moderne
Previous Names: Avenue Theatre, National Theatre, Ace Theatre, Kim Art Theatre
Originally opened in 1904 as a vaudeville theatre known as the Avenue Theatre and this continued until 1906. From 1908 it was converted into a movie theatre and was re-named National Theatre. It was located in the Englewood neighborhood, on S. Halsted Street between West 63rd Street and Peoria Drive. When it first opened, it seated over 1,100 (later reduced). It closed around the early-1930’s.
In 1935, it reopened after a Streamline Moderne remodel, as the Ace Theatre. In 1950 the theatre underwent another name change, as the Kim Theatre. The Kim Theatre remained in operation until 1966. It was renamed Kim Art Theatre from March 2, 1966 and screened adult movies. The theater has since been demolished.
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