Woodlawn Theatre

1326 E. 63rd Street,
Chicago, IL 60637

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WOODLAWN Theatre; Chicago, Illinois.

This Woodlawn Theatre, the third theatre with this name on E. 63rd Street and adjacent to the first, opened August 15, 1937 in a former bank building. The opening movie was Janet Gaynor in “A Star is Born”. It was closed in 1954.

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kencmcintyre on November 30, 2008 at 9:02 pm

Here is a sketch from an 8/12/37 article in the Southeast Economist regarding the theater’s grand opening:

WayOutWardell on October 24, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Wow, how did they manage to convince the CTA to allow their marquee to wrap around the Jackson Park El support beam?

davidplomin on June 1, 2015 at 12:51 am

I love the unique marquee letters! Deco!

GFeret on June 1, 2015 at 9:05 pm

that’s a beautiful color photo (transparency) of the 1951 Woodlawn theatre because it also includes the streetcar there. In 1966 I took the CTA el to the Jackson Park terminal with my buddy Ernie V.

rivest266 on November 15, 2016 at 12:08 am

This opened on August 15th, 1937. Its grand opening ad can be found in the photo section.

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