Olympia Theatre

4619 S. Ashland Avenue,
Chicago, IL

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Previously operated by: Schoenstadt

Firms: Rapp & Rapp

Styles: Renaissance Revival

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Olympia Theatre

The Olympia opened in 1917 for the Schoenstadt circuit in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, not far from the former Union Stockyards (1865-1971).

The Olympia may have been an early Rapp & Rapp design. The firm later designed Schoenstadt’s People’s and Piccadilly Theatres.

After this 582-seat house was closed in 1950, it was gutted and a neighboring store expanded into the space.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft
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