Victory Theater

824 E. 47th Street,
Chicago, IL 60653

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Khnemu on November 18, 2016 at 5:13 am

The Ascher Brothers did not acquire the Vista until 1923, according to this little blurb in the Exhibitors Herald of March 31, 1923 (before then it was independently operated):

“The Ascher Brothers have taken over the Vista theatre, at 47th street.”

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 26, 2014 at 9:25 am

If it was listed as the Pix in 1950 then it had gone back to an earlier name. The January 30, 1942, issue of The Film Daily said: “Chicago’s Victory Theater, formerly the Pix, has reopened after extensive modernization.”

CharlesR on July 1, 2010 at 11:34 am

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

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.

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.