New 400 Theaters

6746 N. Sheridan Road,
Chicago, IL 60626

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New 400 Theaters

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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

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hendersonjr on December 8, 2010 at 12:06 am

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 on December 8, 2010 at 3:52 pm

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 on December 8, 2010 at 11:51 pm

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

daimon9 on December 19, 2011 at 9:17 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 8:47 pm

Ron Rooding is ripping people off hiding in Baltimore Md.

DavidZornig on May 27, 2014 at 5:40 am

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

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Life's Too Short on March 30, 2015 at 1:55 am

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 5:49 pm

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 5:51 pm

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

Broan on January 9, 2016 at 9:19 pm

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

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