Little Paramount Theatre

2153 N. Lincoln Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60614

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This small theatre, seating around 300, was opened on Thanksgiving Day 1912 by George I. Wiley, for whom it was named after. It was located on N. Lincoln Avenue between W. Webster Avenue and W. Dickens Avenue in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, not far from today’s popular Oz Park.

Later, it was renamed the Lincoln-Webster Theatre. In April 1934 it was renamed Little Paramount Theatre. The theatre closed around 1951/1952 and is long gone.

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Khnemu
Khnemu on November 21, 2016 at 5:25 pm

From the November 1912 Moving Picture News:

The Wiley Theatre, 2153 Lincoln avenue, which opens its doors to the public Thanksgiving Day, is a handsome new 300-seat playhouse, absolutely fireproof, and beautifully finished inside and out. It has steel walls and ceilings and concrete floor, the operator’s booth being exceptionally spacious, and also being constructed entirely of concrete. This is the second theater in the same block owned by the same company.

Khnemu
Khnemu on November 21, 2016 at 5:30 pm

In April 1934 the Lincoln-Webster was renamed the Little Paramount, the name this theater is listed under until 1951 in the Film Daily Yearbook.

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