New 400 Theaters

6746 N. Sheridan Road,
Chicago, IL 60626

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DavidZornig on September 12, 2016 at 5:23 pm

Circa 1985 photo added courtesy of Jerri Walker.

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.

Broan on January 9, 2016 at 1:19 pm

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

Broan on August 29, 2015 at 9:51 am

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

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.

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.

DavidZornig on May 26, 2014 at 9:40 pm

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

rockhard on March 11, 2014 at 1:47 pm

Ron Rooding is ripping people off hiding in Baltimore Md.

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.

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.

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 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.

TLSLOEWS on April 26, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Maybe Showmanship is on the way back!

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.

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.

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.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on July 31, 2009 at 7:53 pm

Glad to see this place re-opened! At least this place and the North Riverside escaped the clutches of Village Entertainment.

uptownjen on July 31, 2009 at 3:11 pm

Awesome news for us Northsiders. As soon as something I want to see comes in, I’ll be excited to check it out!

Adoresixtyfour on July 6, 2009 at 6:47 am

Went there yesterday. Clean and fresh, with what looked like new carpeting and refurbished seats (at least I think they were refurbished—my butt didn’t fall asleep during “Public Enemies”), and the faint smell of fresh paint was in the air. The biggest change? The staff. The previous crew looked like extras from a George Romero movie—slow, unenthusiastic, disinterested. The new crew? Bright, friendly, eager, helpful. I’ll gladly go again.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on July 3, 2009 at 7:57 am

The Little Theatre that Could.

CatherineDiMartino on July 3, 2009 at 7:05 am

So glad to see it re-opened. I’ll jave to check it out.

nwasinski on July 1, 2009 at 3:39 pm

I’m a reporter who will be covering the re-opening of 400 theater. If you happen to go there tonight, drop me a line to let me know what you thought. Email me at n.wasinski[at]gmail[dot] com. Please include your neighborhood, age and full name. Thanks, moviegoers!

Broan on July 1, 2009 at 12:16 pm

Their website will be but it is not yet up.

TracyMA on July 1, 2009 at 12:14 pm

It’s officially open today. Looks clean and new, and it’s playing four first run movies. Going definitely to try it out today.
Will comment after.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on June 29, 2009 at 11:13 am

I’m just reacting on a gut level. But 4 million seems like an awful lot of money to spend on a renovation of the 400. I wonder if that figure is incorrect.