Remembering the Chicago movie theater that revolutionized the movie industry

posted by Michael Zoldessy on March 14, 2012 at 9:45 am

CHICAGO, IL — The Chicagoist looks at the origins of Universal Pictures and Chicago’s first successful movie theater, the White Front. Carl Laemmle built his empire from this one theatre that is sadly long gone.

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Marlo on September 5, 2015 at 9:12 pm

Hi, I’m hoping a local historian/theater buff might help me.
On Sun. nite, 9/6, at 7 p.m., there will be an antique photo on ebay of ‘The White Front Restaurant’ in Chicago as someone has written on the back. If anyone can tell me anymore than what can be seen in the picture, I’d appreciate it. If it is really connected to the White Front Theater, it should be posted, it may be interesting to everyone. Thank you.

daveandrick on November 19, 2015 at 7:44 pm

No connection to the White Front Theater.

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