Chicago Filmmakers

5243 N. Clark Street,
Chicago, IL 60640

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Khnemu on May 6, 2018 at 3:56 pm

Chicago Filmmakers has moved to a new location in Edgewater, at 5720 N. Ridge Avenue, in a former 1928 fire house. The grand opening of the new site was on April 28th.

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Joe Vogel on January 2, 2018 at 5:45 pm

An item in the February 19, 1910, issue of The Economist said that architects Hall & Westerlind had prepared plans for a project at North Clark Street and Farragut Avenue. It was to include stores, flats, and a theater on a parcel 117x160 feet. This must be the place.

Hall & Westerlind (Eric E. Hall and Carl W. Westerlind) also designed the 1914 Ideal Theatre in the Lincoln Park district.

Broan on March 11, 2014 at 10:59 am

Tribune article

Note that Chicago Filmmakers is in the same building as the LeGrand/Temple Theatre, but most of the theatre space is taken up by the stores.

GFeret on March 11, 2014 at 10:51 am

i’ve heard something or other about Chicago Filmakers recently acquiring a new location, space in an old city long closed fire staion to renovate. i think in rogers park? city sold it to them for a (relative) pittance, but it certainly seems like a good fit