Town Theater

5935 W. Roosevelt Road,
Cicero, IL 60804

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Previously operated by: Essaness Theaters Corp.

Previous Names: Clifford Theater

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Town Theatre, Cicero, IL

Opened as the Clifford Theater by May 1916, this 300-seat theater located near the border with Oak Park was renamed the Town Theater on November 22, 1935.

It was closed in March 1952 and was later converted to retail use but later stood vacant. It was demolished in late-2019 or early-2020.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

kencmcintyre on June 21, 2008 at 11:53 am

The building is being advertised for sale. It is unrecognizable as a theater as the front of the building has been glassed in.

LouRugani on January 22, 2015 at 3:19 pm

The Chicago Tribune of November 30, 1935 gives the opening date of the TOWN Theatre as Friday, November 22, 1935.

LouRugani on February 11, 2017 at 7:02 pm

The CLIFFORD Theatre was already operating in May of 1916 according to a PEG O' THE RING ad.

Bruce C.
Bruce C. on December 18, 2020 at 2:26 pm

The Town Theatrer building was demolished in late 2019 or early 2020.

MichaelKilgore on October 9, 2021 at 3:01 pm

Motion Picture Herald, March 29, 1952: “The Yale, Maywood, Ill., and Towne, Cicero, Ill., have closed.”

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