Burlesque Birthday Cake, 1933, Chicago. Aaron Bohrod
Chicago (Backstage at the Ballet), 1962, Chicago. Lee Balterman
Birth of A Nation showing at the Illinois Theater, 65 E Jackson, 1931, Chicago.
This showing was a rerelease of the classic film from 1915.
Cross section of the Auditorium Theater, 50 E Congress, 1889, Chicago.
Tarzan and the Golden Lion showing at the Castle Theater, State and Madison, 1927, Chicago.
via Cinema Treasures
South State Street, 1963, Chicago.
State Street at Randolph, 1932, Chicago.
The Ambassador Theater, 5825 W Division and Mansfield (now Monitor Street), 1924, Chicago.
The building still stands and is now a church.
Lobby card for the film noir classic, The Chicago Kid, 1945.
Men’s smoking room in a Chicago theater, 1907, Chicago.
From a German guidebook of Chicago.
Flooding at State and Monroe, (the Orpheum stood at 112 S State Street), 1937, Chicago.
Built in 1907 as a vaudeville theater, the site is now occupied by a Men’s Wearhouse.
Carnegie Theater, Rush St between Oak and Bellevue, now Hugo’s Frog Bar, 1962, Chicago.
Rainy night, Randolph St, 1962, Chicago. Lee Balterman
Movie Theater, Chicago, 1958, Chicago. Wayne Miller
Exterior and interior of the Sheridan Theater, built 1927, demolished 1991, (exterior shot is 1936), Sheridan and Irving Park, Chicago
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