6225 N. Broadway,
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Architects: Henry L. Newhouse
Previous Names: Knickerbocker Theatre
Opened as the Knickerbocker Theatre by the Lubliner & Trinz circuit in 1915 in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. On December 25, 1929 the theatre was renamed the Devon Theatre, though it was more than two blocks away from W. Devon Avenue. It actually stood on North Broadway. Around the time it was renamed, the operation of the Devon Theatre was taken over by Essaness. It mostly served as a second-run house, and was quite plain.
It continued to operate through the 1970’s, and later housed a church for a time. The Devon Theatre was razed in 1996 after the block was acquired by Loyola University’s expansion into Edgewater.
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