Holden Theatre

2839 S. Archer Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60608

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Opened as the Bridgeport Theatre in 1910 (in the neighborhood of the same name), this little theater was located on Archer Avenue between Bonfield and Keeley Streets. The theater was renamed the Holden by the 1940s and closed sometime in the 1950s.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 10, 2007 at 1:40 pm

A Kimball theater organ was installed in the Bridgeport Theater in 1919.

mfs3757
mfs3757 on November 7, 2009 at 8:05 pm

I’m writing a book about the history of Bridgeport for Arcadia Publishing and would LOVE a picture or two of the Wallace.

Please contact me if you have any of the Wallace or any Bridgeport theaters (I have the Ramova, The Milda and The Eagle (1991), but would love to see any and all shots of the 12-13 theaters that used to be in the neighborhood.

On a really sad note, Nancy of Nancy’s Best Little Hair House passed away his past week. The Wallace theater building has been for sale for the last few months too.

Look forward to hearing from you.
Maureen-

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 2, 2013 at 11:44 pm

The “Theatre Changes” section of The Film Daily for October 4, 1937, listed the Holden Theatre in Chicago as a new house.

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