Hoyne Theatre

2110 W. Roscoe Street,
Chicago, IL 60618

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The Hoyne Theatre opened about 1912, for Samuel Levine and sat 650. It was located in what is now the Roscoe Village neighborhood on Roscoe Street near Hoyne Avenue and was also known as the Roscoe. The theater operated at least into the 50s. The theater became home to a German-American music club in 1956.

A condominium/retail complex has recently been built at the Hoyne’s former address.

Contributed by Bryan

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richardg
richardg on January 10, 2005 at 11:55 pm

The Hoyne theatre was also known as the Roscoe theatre and survivied into the 1950’s. I first dicovered it as a youngster in the mid 1950’s, but it was already closed by that time. Although I never saw the inside of the Hoyne/Roscoe theatre, I do remember its exterior was tiny. The ticket booth was located between the two sets of double doors constituted the entrance. While trying to located some pictures of other Chicago theatres via long distance, I talked to a woman who lived in what is now referred to as Roscoe village. She told me that the theatre hosted teen dances well into the 1960’s. There was a nice “soda shop” several doors from the theatre as well as an excellent German bakery.

Broan
Broan on November 27, 2006 at 9:01 pm

In 1956 it was remodeled into quarters for the Shleswig-Holsteiner-Sangerbund club, one of chicago’s oldest german musical clubs.

Broan
Broan on November 27, 2006 at 9:02 pm

It also originally had a capacity of 650

Broan
Broan on March 8, 2009 at 7:22 pm

The first two comments actually refer to the Roscoe/Seeley theatre.

Broan
Broan on March 8, 2009 at 7:23 pm

As does much of the description.

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