New 400 Theaters

6746 N. Sheridan Road,
Chicago, IL 60626

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Village North Theatre

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Built as the Regent Theater in 1912 in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, this was one of its earliest movie houses and originally sat about 725 in its auditorium. In 1930, the theater was renamed the 400 Theater.

In 1990, it was divided into four small auditoriums, three seating about 200, one only about 150. It was purchased by the owners of the Village Theater in the Old Town neighborhood and modernized, and given the name of the Village North Theater. For the last several years, the theater was operated by Village Entertainment.

In September 2008, the former Village North began operating as Visionary Theatres, but by January of 2009, the theater was closed. It was reopened again as the New 400 Theaters on July 1, 2009.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft, Ray Martinez

Recent comments (view all 108 comments)

Adoresixtyfour
Adoresixtyfour on September 10, 2009 at 11:31 am

Saw “Inglourious Basterds” there a couple of weeks ago with a decent-sized, enthusiastic crowd. So nice to see this place up & running well again. It’s now one of my “go-to” theaters for affordable moviegoing (along with the Davis and the Logan). Options? Are good.

ChicChas
ChicChas on January 17, 2010 at 12:40 pm

After six months operation under new ownership, this place remains a neighborhood gem. Saw UP IN THE AIR last week. $5.00 matinee. Fresh popcorn. Friendly and courteous staff. Clean auditorium and restroom.

KenC
KenC on February 14, 2010 at 9:55 am

I agree with Charlie. The place is clean and friendly. A VAST improvement to the washroom; everything is brighter! Was greeted at the boxoffice, then again at the concession stand (above average popcorn, better than AMC).The guy selling tickets wished me a good evening as I was leaving. The New 400 now has a total of 538 seats. Auditorium 1 has 159 seats, #2 has 115, #3- 123, and # 4 -141. The ONE thing I miss from the Village North days: the “FORBIDDEN PLANET” poster is gone; replaced by more current titles.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 26, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Maybe Showmanship is on the way back!

hendersonjr
hendersonjr on December 7, 2010 at 4:06 pm

My Mother was a Cashier at the “Uptown” in 1932 where she met my Dad who was the elligantly dressed “Doorman”. I was raised between N.Shore and Columbia on Glenwood ave. when I was old enough I spent every Sat. afternoon at the very old 400 Theater. Sheridan Rd. & Columbia area. When we went to the Show as a Family, we, went to the Grenada. And on Dec. 7 1941, My Dad took me to a Matinee at the Chicago Theater. {all Balban and Katz Theaters}, anyway, I can’t for the life of me remember what was playing that miserable day. I seem to remember a Vaudvill act that was about as funny as I have ever seen. A Man, a Chair and a Banjo. The Guys Hands and Fingers kept getting stuck every where. Can anyone help me find out what was playing that life changing Day ?? Thank You.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on December 8, 2010 at 7:52 am

I’d suggest posting your 12/07/41 query over on the Chicago Theatre page. More people will see it on that page than here. Some of the downtown theatre pages have lists of what played when. But only back to the `60’s in most cases as I recall.

hendersonjr
hendersonjr on December 8, 2010 at 3:51 pm

Thank you very much David. I’ll give it a try. Have a nice Xmas. Billjr.

daimon9
daimon9 on December 19, 2011 at 1:17 am

This is my favorite theater to go to since I moved to the north side 5 years ago. 1st run movies at a cheap price and they also serve alcohol at the concession stand so now you can have a beer with your Milk Duds.

rockhard
rockhard on March 11, 2014 at 1:47 pm

Ron Rooding is ripping people off hiding in Baltimore Md.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on May 26, 2014 at 9:40 pm

just added a 1937 photo, courtesy of Mike Tuggle. Likely an IDOT photo.

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