Albany Theatre

3317 W. Montrose Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60618

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This small, narrow nickelodeon opened December 9, 1915 on Montrose Avenue near Christiana Avenue for the Alfred Hamburger chain. By 1922 it was called the New Albany, and was open until at least 1926.

Much later, the Albany saw a rebirth of sorts, as it was by the 1960s a film studio. Until recently, the building housed an import/wholesale shop, but is now vacant.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft, BWChicago

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Adoresixtyfour
Adoresixtyfour on June 4, 2007 at 7:35 am

I live just a few blocks from there and recently too photos of it. The import/wholesale shop appears to be closed; the building looks vacant. Hope that doesn’t mean another teardown is imminent.

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