Eastside Theater

10555 S. Ewing Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60617

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The Eastside Theater opened in 1922, at Ewing Avenue between 105th Street and 106th Street, in the East Side neighborhood of Chicago, not far from the Illinois-Indiana border.

The Eastside Theater closed in 1951. Today, a bank is located on the site of the Eastside Theater, in a building dating from the late-1970’s.

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KenC on July 3, 2007 at 7:03 pm

In the book “IMAGES of AMERICA- CHICAGO’S SOUTHEAST SIDE” by Rod Sellers, there is a nice pic of the East Side theatre on page 34. Nice shot of the marquee;“THE OUTLAW” with Jane Russell is playing along with a second feature. The year is 1950. The EastSide theatre was one of the first theatres to convert to “talkies” in the late 20s. Also on page 34, a photo of the Gayety; on page 33 is a nice shot of the Commercial theatre(marquee and entrance).According to the text, at one time 17 theatres were operating on the Southeast side!

bialystock on January 3, 2009 at 11:41 am

There is currently a Royal Savings Bank at this address, in a more recent (1960s?) structure.

Broan on March 7, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Can you be sure it’s not just heavily remodeled?

Broan on June 7, 2013 at 9:30 am

They’ll say that if it was majorly remodeled, though. In the aerial view, it’s certainly theater-shaped.

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