Victory Theater

824 E. 47th Street,
Chicago, IL 60653

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The Vista Theater was built in 1914 for the Ascher Brothers circuit, in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood of Chicago, on 47th Street near Cottage Grove Avenue. The Vista sat a little under 1000, and was located next to the neoclassical South Side Bank & Trust Company building.

In 1945, at the end of the Second World War, the theater was renamed the Victory, and continued to operate at least through the 50s. A fast food restaurant is now located on the site of the theater.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Broan on July 1, 2006 at 4:13 am

The Victory has been demolished for a long time now. The marquee read simply ‘V’. A Popeye’s now occupies the site.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 11, 2007 at 5:43 pm

A Kimball theater organ size 2/9 was installed in the Vista Theater in 1915.

Broan on October 22, 2007 at 8:53 pm

The Vista was built in 1914. It was a rather intriguing building, as it had alleys to either side of it, a garage behind the building, a dance hall of almost equal size to the theater on the same level, and a billiard hall upstairs.

CharlesR on July 1, 2010 at 11:34 am

This theatre is listed as the Pix in the 1950 phone book.

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