Fashion Theatre

557 S. State Street,
Chicago, IL 60605

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The Old Paris Theatre opened in 1911. It was closed in 1914. It reopened as the Lion Theatre in 1916, but closed in 1917. It reopened in 1919 as the Fashion Theatre, managed by Charles Fidiles. It was closed in 1952.

The actual site of the Fashion Theater has an MB Financial Bank built, while the entire block where the theatre was originally located is now the site of University Center, a dorm building containing retail spaces on the first floor.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 19, 2005 at 2:32 am

The Fashion Theater was still listed as open in the 1950 edition of Film Daily Yearbook.

CHICTH74
CHICTH74 on February 15, 2006 at 2:21 am

The sight of the Fashion Theatre was a large parking lot 2 levels it was a city lot,if you watch the movie “Running Scared” you can see it in the background,it was tourn town and recofigured to be just a simple parking lot. But now their is a bulding on the spot witch is a joint venture with DePaul University, Columbia Collage(Chicago) and Roosevelt Univeristy called “The University Center of Chicago"
The 1st parking lot was opperating untill i think the mid 90s and was taked down and made into a singel level lot. Then the Universitys bult this new buld. on the spot.

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