Palace Theater

1826 S. Halsted Street,
Chicago, IL 60608

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Palace Theater

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The Palace opened around 1915, on Halsted Street near 18th Street in the then mostly-Czech (now mostly-Mexican) neighborhood of Pilsen. The theater sat just over 400. The Palace lasted as a movie house until around 1950, and later was converted over to retail use.

Today the building houses an art gallery, known as the Chicago Arts District Warehouse, an allusion to Pilsen’s growing reputation as the city’s new artists' colony.

Contributed by Bryan

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HOUDINI1974
HOUDINI1974 on December 7, 2005 at 4:41 pm

HOUDINI played this Theatre Jan 8-13th 1923.

HOUDINI1974
HOUDINI1974 on December 7, 2005 at 4:45 pm

HOUDINI was here also FEB 6-11TH 1922

HOUDINI1974
HOUDINI1974 on December 7, 2005 at 6:23 pm

HOUDINI played here DEC 28 1914 to Jan 2 1915?

Broan
Broan on October 15, 2007 at 4:23 am

The building sure doesn’t look the part, but it seems to be the same one.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 7, 2008 at 12:44 am

Here is a 1942 news story from the St. Petersburg Times:
http://tinyurl.com/674tmv

Broan
Broan on November 7, 2008 at 12:46 am

Wrong theater. That would be the current Cadillac Palace

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 7, 2008 at 12:55 am

OK, sorry about that.

deleted user
[Deleted] on October 21, 2009 at 8:25 pm

This theater possibly had a Seeburg photoplayer for accompanying silent films.

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