ICE 62nd & Western

2258 W. 62nd Street,
Chicago, IL 60621

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Previously operated by: Cineplex Odeon, Loews Cineplex, Marcus Theatres

Firms: Solomon Cordwell Buenz & Associates

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This was the one of three state-of-the-art multiplexes (along with the Chatham 14 and Lawndale 10) built by Inner City Entertainment and all three opened on November 26, 1997 through a partnership with Cineplex Odeon, who would operate them.

They were viewed as a significant effort to bring movies back to the city’s African-American community, and to help revitalize the south side. Following Loews-Cineplex’s reorganization, Marcus took over management in 2002.

In early-June, 2007, ICE closed both this theater as well as the Lawndale 10. The ICE 62nd & Western was demolished in 2019.

Contributed by Brian Wolf

Recent comments (view all 9 comments)

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on April 18, 2006 at 2:29 pm

Didn’t ICE have a hand in the ill-fated Meridien chain circa 2000-2001? Or Vise Versa.

Broan on June 9, 2007 at 12:03 pm

Architects Solomon Cordwell Buenz & Associates contributed to the design here. It is now closed.

CatherineDiMartino on November 5, 2007 at 6:26 am

I remember all the hoopla when this place opened in 1997 or so. The partners in Inner City Entertainment made all this hoopty-doo about how they were bringing movies back to the inner-city areas.

What went wrong?

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on December 13, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Anything happening with either former ICE theatre (62 & Western or the Lawndale)?

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on June 26, 2011 at 1:15 pm

ICE reopened the Lawndale. Will this one reopen too?

rivest266 on November 9, 2016 at 2:11 am

The 62nd & Western, Chatham 14 and Lawndale 10 all opened on November 26th, 1997 by a partnership of Cineplex Odeon and Inner City Entertainment. The grand opening ad can be found in the photo section

alex35mm on March 4, 2018 at 12:36 pm

Came across a video of someone exploring the interior here:

Rather shocking how dilapidated the interior is. Looks like the entire roof has failed.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on November 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm

This theater has been demolished

Hachidan8 on November 7, 2023 at 10:16 am

Now you see it, now you don’t. What a waste ! Really nice place. Badly handled.

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