63rd Street Theatre

702 E. 63rd Street,
Chicago, IL 60637

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Broan on October 14, 2019 at 3:25 pm

Hippodrome was used at this time to indicate high-class vaudeville. It could also refer to theaters with water or circus acts but the usage had broadened by this point. The October 14, 1911 issue of Variety indicates that the Langley opened October 7, 1911. The actual address was 702 E. 63rd. The Sanborn Map, V16 Sheet 26, indicates actual seating capacity as of 1926 was 870 despite the claimed 1911 capacity of 1100. The initial policy was “not more than five acts [vaudeville], one booked for the entire week”.

yingli0521 on October 14, 2019 at 12:56 pm

Does anyone know what hippodrome indicated for a movie theater? Was it a different type or subtype of movie theaters or entertainment venues?

Mister_Comics on September 23, 2017 at 11:35 pm

Old newspaper ads show the address as 702 E. 63rd. But newspapers have been known to make mistakes.