Mundelein Cinema

155 N. Seymour Avenue,
Mundelein, IL 60060

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Mundelein Cinema

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Opened in 1974 as a part of the short-lived Jerry Lewis theater chain, this small theater, seating just over 300, was located on Seymour Avenue, near Division Street, in the northern Chicago suburb of Mundelein. It was a second-run house for the entire time it was in operation.

The Mundelein was one of only a handful of Chicagoland area movie houses to host midnight screenings of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”. The theater closed in late 1996, was briefly reopened in 1997 for about a year, then closed again for good. The former theater has since housed a church.

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saegerjon on January 11, 2007 at 2:51 pm

This was the place where I saw Rocky Horror Picture Show for the first time. We used to drive well over an hour to get there but we always had a great time. The cast there was great. Some of the regular people that came EVERY Saturday night were interesting to say the least. I saw the Rocky Horror at a couple other theaters but the Mundelein Theateer was by far my favorite.

MikeSizemore on October 5, 2017 at 2:24 am

I was the manager/projectionist of this theater (1978-1982) and from (1985-1986). This was a great experience for me and met many new friends. The theater had RCA Brinkert 100 projectors with Xeon lamphouses. The accurate seating capacity was 328. I now live in Florida and while on vacation, drove past the theatre and was shocked it was closed. I think it was the year 2000. Nevertheless, it brings back great memories and it also was my first full time job.

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