Cinemas Entertainment 10

3330 W. Roosevelt Road,
Chicago, IL 60624

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Previously operated by: Marcus Theatres

Firms: Johnson & Lee

Previous Names: ICE Lawndale 10

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Cinemas Entertainment 10

This was the one of three state-of-the-art multiplexes (along with the Chatham 14 and 62nd & Western 10) all built by Inner City Entertainment and all opened November 26, 1997 through a partnership with Cineplex Odeon, who would operate them.

They were viewed as a significant effort to bring movies back to the city’s African-American community, and to help revitalize the south side. Following Loews-Cineplex’s reorganization, Marcus took over management in 2002.

In early-June 2007, ICE closed both this theater as well as the 62nd & Western Cinema. The ICE Lawndale 10 was re-opened in summer of 2011, but was closed again in 2013. It was reopened as Cinemas Entertainment 10 in late-summer of 2017, but was closed September 28, 2018.

Contributed by Brian Wolf

Recent comments (view all 19 comments)

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on January 23, 2008 at 11:13 pm

I remember that as well. I thought it was a good idea at the time, because people everywhere like the movies. But apparently it didn’t work in practice.

I suppose it could have also been mismanagement, as these are the same people who ran Meridian. My understanding is that Meridian went under because they owed a large amusement tax balance that could not be paid.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on May 31, 2008 at 11:20 pm


Yes, Meridian went under because they failed to pay city and county amusement taxes.

SecondReel on December 31, 2008 at 7:41 pm

I’d guess the government largess ended or they fulfilled all the attached terms and obligations.

Lawndale may have bottomed out but there’s no where near the disposable income to sustain a multiplex yet.

There has been enough development on the Near West Side to sustain a 6-10 screen house. Sundance Cinema was looking at a multiplex on Racine couple of years ago.

CSWalczak on January 23, 2010 at 7:41 pm

A picture of the closed Lawndale 10 on this blog page: View link

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on June 26, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Per ICE’s website, this theatre has re-opened!

Robin Roz
Robin Roz on July 3, 2011 at 4:27 pm

I agree with what Paul above says. The Lawndale has reopened and its status should be changed to “open”.

rivest266 on December 23, 2013 at 1:29 am

Closed in 2013 ICE website has no showtimes as of elsewhere.

rivest266 on November 9, 2016 at 11:13 am

The 62nd & Western, Chatham 14 and Lawndale 10 all opened on November 26th, 1997 by a partnership of Cineplex Odeon and Inner City Entertainment. The grand opening ad can be found in the photo section

dallasmovietheaters on October 5, 2017 at 6:38 am

Re-reopened as the Cinemas Entertainment 10 in late summer of 2017. Website is

dallasmovietheaters on October 29, 2018 at 3:08 pm

Closed on September 28, 2018. Box office phone was disconnected.

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