Villas Theater

5603 W. Cermak Road,
Cicero, IL 60804

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Previously operated by: Gumbiner Bros., Nokimos Theaters

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Villas Theater

The Villas Theater opened on September 5, 1916. It was operated by the Chicago-based Gumbiner Brothers circuit and sat 750. It stood on Cermak Road at Central Avenue.

It was closed on November 13, 1960 with Vincent Price in “The Bat”, Charlotte Austin in “The Bride and the Beast” & Hugh Marlowe in “World without End”. It has been demolished.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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JAY12 on February 19, 2006 at 6:30 am

I remember taking my young son to the Villas in the mid 60s to see the last move every shown there before it closed it’s doors forever. The name of the movie was THE BAT starring Vincent Price. A low budget film.

popcorn on July 12, 2011 at 7:16 pm

I thought the thaetre is behind the person taking the photo.

rso1000 on March 21, 2012 at 6:01 pm

The Theatre was located on the southwest corner of Central and 22nd street. If I remember correctly, it was a beauty school, for teaching Womens hair styling.

joe voypick
joe voypick on December 1, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Almost every Sat 40s and early 50s afternoon was either here or at the Annetta. Cost 10 cents….popcorn the same…hey….a cheap way for the folks to get rid of me for a while.

dallasmovietheaters on February 28, 2019 at 5:52 pm

The Villas Theatre launched on September 5, 1916. The theatre appears to have closed after a triple feature on November 13, 1960 of “The Bat,” “The Bride & the Beast,” and “World Without End.”

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