New 400 Theaters

6746 N. Sheridan Road,
Chicago, IL 60626

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New 400 Theatre, Chicago, IL (sign)

Built as the Regent Theater, opening late-1913 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 114 comments)

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 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 on March 11, 2014 at 1:47 pm

Ron Rooding is ripping people off hiding in Baltimore Md.

DavidZornig on May 26, 2014 at 9:40 pm

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

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on March 29, 2015 at 5:55 pm

The description says it was divided in 1990. I think it was later. I remember seeing a screening of the Blade Runner Director’s Cut there, and I’m sure it wasn’t until around 1994-5. It was still a single screen.

Broan on August 29, 2015 at 9:49 am

The Regent must have opened in 1913. I have just posted a “Under Construction” notice from January 18, 1913 “The Construction News” and the earliest ad I have seen in the Tribune is from December 7, 1913.

Broan on August 29, 2015 at 9:51 am

It was noted as being “Under Roof” by March 8

Broan on January 9, 2016 at 1:19 pm

Here is an article about the Morse and its sister the Regent (400)

DavidZornig on March 22, 2016 at 2:23 pm

1933 print ad added courtesy of Kenneth Swedroe. The 400 was run by Essaness at the time.

DavidZornig on September 12, 2016 at 5:23 pm

Circa 1985 photo added courtesy of Jerri Walker.

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