Fairyland Theater

1254 N. Milwaukee Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60622

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Fairyland Theater

This theater was open from at least 1909 on N. Milwaukee Avenue near Ashland Avenue in the Wicker Park neighborhood. It housed a piano store by the late-1920s, and by the mid-1930’s was home to a shoe store, which it remained for decades. It currently is home to a beauty supply store.

Contributed by Khnemu

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Khnemu on November 7, 2016 at 5:29 pm

From the Moving Picture World Jul-Sep 1911: “Fairyland Theater is one of the oldest shows on the avenue, and is very prettily decorated. It is owned by the same people as the Lyric, and both houses were built by the Decorators' Supply Company, in whose catalogue pictures of both places may be seen. The Fairyland is on the second floor, and has its screen at the street end of the house. The projection is excellent and the pianist fairly made the Vitagraph "A Geranium” talk, with soft appropriate music. The exit of the Fairyland is at the rear of the house, and passing out one goes through a penny arcade and shooting gallery".

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