Sun Theater

7219 S. Wentworth Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60621

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Opened in 1913 in the Grand Crossing neighborhood of Chicago, this theater was originally called the Triangle Theater, named after its location on a triangle-shaped parcel of land formed by S. Wentworth Avenue (which the theater actually stood on), S. Vincennes Avenue, and W. 72nd Street.

The Triangle Theater was later renamed the Sunnyside Theater, which was still later shortened to the Sun Theater. The theater closed around the early-1950’s and has long since been torn down.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Khnemu on November 16, 2016 at 8:52 pm

From the May 18, 1952 Chicago Tribune:

TV Moves Irish Jigs Into Old Movie Theater

The Sun movie theater, a recent victim of television, reopened this week-end as a ballroom for Irish and American dancing. Dancers will perform Irish jigs on Sundays and American steps on Fridays. An air cooling system and a large maple floor have been installed. It is planned to make the ballroom available to teen-agers one night a week under adult supervision. Social organizations may make reservations on non-scheduled dates.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 1, 2018 at 1:06 am

The November 8, 1912 ,issue of Construction News said that architects Postle & fisher were taking bids on a one story brick building, 105x75 feet, to contain two stores and a theater, on Wentworth Avenue near 73rd Street. H, P. Waynan and J. M. Grossmith were the owners of the project.

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