11331 S. Michigan Avenue,
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Architects: Henry L. Newhouse
Not to be confused with the Roseland-State Theatre, down Michigan Avenue also in the Roseland neighborhood, the Roseland Theatre dates to 1914, and was designed by Henry L. Newhouse, who also designed such Chicago movie theatres such as the Howard Theatre and the Metropolitan Theatre, and later, with Felix Bernham, the Highland Theatre and the McVickers Theatre.
The Roseland Theatre could seat over 960, and was located in a three-story Neo-Classical-style structure, which also housed apartments and offices, as well as retail storefronts.
Sometime in the mid-to-late 1930’s, the Roseland Theatre was remodeled in Art Moderne style, with a new sleek and simplified facade, as well as a neon-lit new marquee. The storefront level of the Roseland Building was also redone in Art Moderne, though the second and third stories' original facade of green-and-cream colored terra-cotta was not altered.
Closed as a movie house in 1977, the Roseland Theatre was converted into retail space, but this had closed by 2018. In September 2022 proposals were being aired to possibly reignite the area by regenerating the Roseland Theatre into community use.
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