Amo Theatre

436 E. 61st Street,
Chicago, IL 60637

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Previous Names: Vernon Theatre, Eden Theatre, 61st Street Theatre

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Located in the Washington Park neighborhood, not far from the actual park itself, on E. 61st Street at S. Vernon Avenue, this theatre opened as the Vernon Theatre on June 17, 1916.

Renamed the Eden Theatre in 1930, it was again renamed, the Amo Theatre, a year later. At the time it closed in 1956, the theatre was known as the 61st Street Theatre.

By May 1957 the former theatre building was being used as a church which remained at this location for many years. The building was demolished between 2000 and 2007 and in February 2018 is still a vacant lot.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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kencmcintyre on December 10, 2008 at 12:18 pm

Here is a February 1927 ad from the Englewood Register:

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