Glen Art Theatre
540 Crescent Boulevard,
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Glen Art Theatre (Official)
Architects: William B. Betts
Firms: Betts & Holcomb
Styles: Tudor Revival
Previous Names: Glen Theatre
The Glen Theatre, formerly a single screen theatre, opened in February 1927. It was designed in the Tudor Revival style, along with the storefronts on either side of the three-story building. The architect was William B. Betts of Park Ridge, IL, who also designed a number of other movie theaters in the Chicago suburbs. Originally, the Glen Theatre not only featured motion pictures, but live stage acts, as well, and contained a Barton organ.
Today, the exterior remains fairly similar to its original appearance, except for a later marquee, and its vertical sign long since removed. The interior, however, has been heavily altered.
Now renamed Glen Art Theatre, this downtown Glen Ellyn landmark remains a favorite destination today, and now screens an eclectic mix of first-run Hollywood fare, art, foreign, and classic features. The largest of the Glen Art’s four auditoriums, seating about 220, has Dolby sound.
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