Roosevelt Theater

110 N. State Street,
Chicago, IL 60602

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GButters on January 20, 2019 at 2:54 pm

Theater friends –
I am writing an article about the Roosevelt theater in the late 1960’s. Any memories you would like to share with me? I will cite you fully in my article.

DavidZornig on November 28, 2018 at 7:09 pm

Film footage of “A Gathering Of Eagles” World Premiere at the Roosevelt Theater.

Mister_Comics on November 21, 2018 at 2:08 pm

Wednesday, June 19, 1957 Movie stars Peter Graves and Peggie Castle made a personal appearance at the Roosevelt for the premier of “Beginning of the End”. Autographing photos in the theater lobby.

Tim O'Neill
Tim O'Neill on September 20, 2017 at 8:20 pm

1975 Flickr photo:

DavidZornig on May 19, 2017 at 10:09 pm

New Year’s Eve 1978 photo added, credit Arthur Walker, Chicago Tribune archive. “King Of The Gypsies” would have been showing that evening.

rivest266 on November 13, 2016 at 11:29 am

April 25th, 1921 grand opening ad in the photo section.

Broan on October 23, 2016 at 2:49 pm has a nice section on the opening of the Roosevelt.

DavidZornig on February 28, 2016 at 4:03 pm

11/21/69-12/04/69 photo added, photo credit John P. Keating Jr.

DavidZornig on May 23, 2014 at 3:58 pm

The Roosevelt is seen at 11:30 in this Vivian Maier film.

DavidZornig on January 10, 2013 at 8:57 pm

FYI. Added to the Photos section one I found of Facebook of an Auburn promotion at the Roosevelt.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on August 28, 2011 at 8:27 am

The description of the Roosevelt might be changed to say that after the theatre was demolished, some single-story, temporary looking, retail structures were built in its place. These buildings lasted less than ten years.

Here are some views of the buildings that initially replaced the Roosevelt.

Broan on August 6, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Here is an advertisement with an early photo

Broan on July 27, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Here is a 1950 photo

CompassRose on February 20, 2011 at 11:05 am

Outside the Roosevelt in 1961: Roosevelt, 1961

TLSLOEWS on June 21, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Now this theatre had one large marquee.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 20, 2010 at 11:27 am

Photo of Roosevelt in Boxoffice magazine, June 5, 1954 (top left):
View link

JudithK on May 19, 2010 at 6:47 pm

Never got into the Roosevelt Theatre; it was DEFINITELY the bookings that scared me off.

CSWalczak on May 14, 2009 at 12:15 am

There are two interior pictures of Chicago’s Roosevelt Theater on this website:
Hit the Slide Show link and the pictures are within that set.

DavidZornig on April 14, 2009 at 2:33 pm

Rather stately looking even when shuttered. Too bad it couldn’t have hung on until the “rebirth” of theater downtown.

kencmcintyre on February 19, 2009 at 12:08 pm

Here is a photo from the Chicago Tribune showing the theater in 1980, after it closed.

DavidZornig on December 6, 2008 at 12:17 pm

To Bob Jensen & Flickchick, the “Treasure Chest” was the name of the arcade that sold the gag gifts, had pinball, wooden ball bowling & such.
Even switchblades that were boldly on display in glass cases.

kencmcintyre on November 30, 2008 at 4:42 pm

Here is a 1956 photo from Life Magazine: