Majestic Midway Theatre
5722 W. 63rd Street,
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This little theatre, which originally sat over 200, opened as the Majestic Theatre, a purpose-built movie theatre. Later known as the Mayfair Theatre, it then became the Clearing Theatre. It is located on 63rd Street near Massasoit Avenue, in the Clearing neighborhood for which it was named, just blocks from Chicago’s Midway Airport. After its movie house days ended in 1951, it was used for decades by a labor union as a meeting hall.
In 2004, the building reopened as the Majestic Midway Theater, which featured live theater, poetry readings, stand-up comedy, concerts, and monthly film screenings by local filmmakers. This was a short lived venture lasting only a few months.
The theater closed in the fall of 2005 and the building has since been converted into offices for a law firm.
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