6404 W. Cermak Road,
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Firms: R. Levine & Co.
Previous Names: Parthenon Theatre
This theater, built for the Schoenstadt circuit as the Parthenon Theatre in the western Chicago suburb of Berwyn, opened in 1924. It was designed by architect Edward P. Rupert & architectural firm R. Levine & Co. It sat over 1,600 and contained a 4/16 Barton organ. By 1927 it was operated by the Gregory-Bernasak Theater Corp. chain.
In 1930, it was renamed the Berwyn Theatre, and its management was taken over by Balaban & Katz. The Berwyn Theatre was re-modeled by architect William L. Pereira in 1936.
The Berwyn Theatre continued to operate for another half century. After sitting vacant for several years, the theatre was heavily damaged in a blaze in 1990 and demolished afterwards.
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