Majestic Midway Theatre

5722 W. 63rd Street,
Chicago, IL 60638

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Majestic Midway Theatre

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This little theatre, which originally sat over 200, opened as the King Theatre in 1920, and was operated by F.H. King. It was a purpose-built movie theatre. It became the Clearing Theatre in 1928. 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. It was renamed Mayfair Theatre in 1934. After its movie house days ended in 1964, 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.

Contributed by Bryan

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 5, 2005 at 8:02 am

The Film Daily Yearbook, 1950 edition lists the Mayfair Theater with a seating capacity of 250.

HOUDINI1974
HOUDINI1974 on December 7, 2005 at 8:48 am

? HOUDINI may have played here Feb 20-25 1922?

CHICTH74
CHICTH74 on February 11, 2006 at 1:47 pm

This theatre is a cross from a pizza place, it is a plane tera cotta red bulding with no orenaments it is eather for sale or rent but it has ben rehabed i beleve as office space like what you might find a Doctor or somone along those lines. But if you look realy good at it you can see whare the marquee was and you can make out whare the doors were one of witch has been bricked over.

CHICTH74
CHICTH74 on September 28, 2006 at 6:04 pm

This theatre is now a lawyers office .

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 1, 2009 at 10:40 am

This is from Boxoffice magazine in August 1941:

CHICAGO-Irving Cooper’s Mayfair, 300-seat house on the southwest side, and Schoenstadt’s Pix on the south side have both been closed for the remainder of the summer.

OeOeO
OeOeO on January 6, 2014 at 9:49 pm

This photo of the Mayfair Theater is posted at Flickr.

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