Loomis Theatre

2858 S. Archer Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60608

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This little theater opened around 1913 in the Bridgeport neighborhood on Archer Avenue near Bonfield Street. The Loomis operated until about 1950. The Stevenson Expressway (I-55) is located very close to or on the site of the Loomis today.

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CHICTH74
CHICTH74 on August 23, 2006 at 7:46 am

If i am correct this location is now part of the express way,it is now just a retaining wall for the express way their are no buldings on this spot.

mfs3757
mfs3757 on November 8, 2009 at 4:07 am

I’m writing a book about the history of Bridgeport for Arcadia Publishing and would LOVE a picture or two of the Wallace.

Please contact me if you have any of the Wallace or any Bridgeport theaters (I have the Ramova, The Milda and The Eagle (1991), but would love to see any and all shots of the 12-13 theaters that used to be in the neighborhood.

On a really sad note, Nancy of Nancy’s Best Little Hair House passed away his past week. The Wallace theater building has been for sale for the last few months too.

Look forward to hearing from you.
Maureen-

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