Posts tagged theater

The Morse Theater, 1328 W Morse Ave, Rogers Park, 1910, Chicago.

The theater still exists and is now known as Mayne Stage. It is one of my favorite music venues in the city.

The Morse Theater, 1328 W Morse Ave, Rogers Park, 1910, Chicago.

The theater still exists and is now known as Mayne Stage. It is one of my favorite music venues in the city.

Crossing Randolph at Dearborn, 1956, Chicago.

Crossing Randolph at Dearborn, 1956, Chicago.

McVicker’s Theater, 25 W Madison, 1878, Chicago.

This building was the second iteration of the theater, the first built in 1857 and destroyed in the Great Fire in 1871.

There would be 3 more versions of McVicker’s built, the last demolished in 1985.

McVicker’s Theater, 25 W Madison, 1878, Chicago.

This building was the second iteration of the theater, the first built in 1857 and destroyed in the Great Fire in 1871.

There would be 3 more versions of McVicker’s built, the last demolished in 1985.

Burlesque Birthday Cake, 1933, Chicago. Aaron Bohrod

Burlesque Birthday Cake, 1933, Chicago. Aaron Bohrod

Chicago (Backstage at the Ballet), 1962, Chicago. Lee Balterman

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.

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.

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

Tarzan and the Golden Lion showing at the Castle Theater, State and Madison, 1927, Chicago.

via Cinema Treasures

South State Street, 1963, Chicago.

South State Street, 1963, Chicago.

State Street at Randolph, 1932, 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.

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.

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.

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.
via Cinema Treasures

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.

via Cinema Treasures

Carnegie Theater, Rush St between Oak and Bellevue, now Hugo’s Frog Bar, 1962, Chicago.

Carnegie Theater, Rush St between Oak and Bellevue, now Hugo’s Frog Bar, 1962, Chicago.