Eagle Theater

3324 S. Morgan Street,
Chicago, IL 60608

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Eagle Theatre sign

The Eagle Theater opened around 1915, in the Bridgeport neighborhood, located on S. Morgan Street near W. 33rd Place, not far from the south branch of the Chicago River. It could seat just under 300.

After it closed as a movie theater sometime in the 1950’s, the Eagle Theater later operated as a banquet hall for many years.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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CHICTH74 on February 11, 2006 at 11:02 am

The Eagle Theatre is now eather a cono or an apartment complex known as “The Old Eagle” it appears to me that who ever owens it is in some way rembering the fact that it was once a movie theatre.

Broan on October 14, 2007 at 8:40 pm

Just north of this at 3310 is a large building that once contained a big dance hall.

mfs3757 on November 7, 2009 at 7:59 pm

I’m writing a book about the history of Bridgeport for Arcadia Publishing and would LOVE a picture or two of the Wallace.

Please contact me if you have any of the Wallace or any Bridgeport theaters (I have the Ramova, The Milda and The Eagle (1991), but would love to see any and all shots of the 12-13 theaters that used to be in the neighborhood.

On a really sad note, Nancy of Nancy’s Best Little Hair House passed away his past week. The Wallace theater building has been for sale for the last few months too.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Ramova7719 on August 21, 2011 at 12:11 pm

I was just there at a banquet and there is still some orginal interior articfacts

Mister_Comics on January 6, 2013 at 6:02 pm

The link address will take you to Polo Cafe (also known as the Polo Nut Company) which is also the owner of the Eagle Theater. The short film is mostly about its banquet hall which is the old Eagle Theater. You will see the Eagle Theater sign near the beginning of the film. The Polo Cafe also is a Bed & Breakfast which is touched on briefly in the film. Enjoy the film. http://www.polocafe.com/ I ate there recently and the food was excellent. Side note: My sister-in-law lived south of, right next door to the Eagle theater building when it was a car body shop before Polo bought the two buildings. The building south next to the Eagle was later demolished and became the Polo parking lot. The cafe part was a family owned grocery store for a while. Us kids called it the candy store.

Mister_Comics on September 27, 2017 at 10:21 am

As of 2017 any reference to the Polo Nut Company and the video that was in the above link has been dropped.

Mister_Comics on May 26, 2019 at 10:13 am

The web site for Polo Nut Company as of 2019.

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