Crown Theatre

4049 W. 26th Street,
Chicago, IL 60623

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Previously operated by: Schoenstadt

Architects: John Adolph Emil Eberson

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Crown Theatre

The Crown Theatre was opened September 5, 1909. It was still shown as being open in the 1951 Film Daily Yearbook, with a seating capacity of 1,100, part of the Schoenstadt chain of movie theatres. It was located on W. 26th Street at Karlov Avenue in what is today the Little Village neighborhood.

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kencmcintyre on July 14, 2008 at 4:08 pm

Here is a photo of 4049 W. 26th as taken from Google maps:

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Comfortably Cool on June 21, 2018 at 6:16 am

The Crown was John Eberson’s very first project in Chicago, with an opening date of September 5th, 1909, according to an article by architectural historian T. P. Luna.

Broan on June 21, 2018 at 6:23 am

If so, I think the 1934 image in the photos section is probably the Chicago Crown, as it has similarities to Emerson’s design for the Vic.

Broan on June 21, 2018 at 6:26 am

Should be listed as demolished as the current building is clearly different

ormazd72 on June 23, 2018 at 6:03 am

Could you contact me at ? I think we conversed a few years ago about Polka Brothers, and I’m looking for information.

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