Schindler's Theater

1005 W. Huron Street,
Chicago, IL 60622

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Addison
Addison on April 17, 2018 at 3:16 pm

My grandfather owned this theater for a very brief time. My mother often worked at the concession counter. My grandfather was robbed once at gunpoint in the theater office and my mother never forgot the episode. A tailor by trade, he was a poor businessman and let the kids in for pennies.

GFeret
GFeret on March 19, 2012 at 5:22 am

a 1946 Chicago newspaper movie listing contains a listing for SCHINDLERS, and the location shown in teeny-tiny ad print is ‘Milwaukee & Huron’

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 26, 2008 at 12:45 pm

1954 yellow pages list this theater at 690 N. Milwaukee Avenue. If you look at the Google photo for that address, you see an old building which is in the middle of some drastic renovation.

Broan
Broan on December 27, 2007 at 3:57 pm

It was open at least 1908-1951, had a balcony and was converted into a garage by 1953. It also had a sizable stage.

JimRankin
JimRankin on September 22, 2006 at 1:20 am

Angelo, how do you mean “a new sparking marquee”? Was it merely neon tubing that occasionally “sparked” or an actual sparking device? If a device, please describe it for us.

Angelo
Angelo on September 22, 2006 at 1:12 am

As a youngester I recall going to this theater. Children under twelve before 6 p.m. was 12 cents admission. The theater was not airconditoned but somehow was comfortable even on very hot days I recall posters on the outside of the building that read Movies direct from the Loop. During the late forties the owners remodled the lobby, installed all new seats and a new sparking marquee.
Fond memories of a time past
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