Home Theater

1812 W. Chicago Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60602

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Previous Names: Meyers Theater

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This theater opened in 1913 for Charles and William Meyers, under their name. It stood on W. Chicago Avenue near N. Wood Street in the West Town neighborhood and could seat about 290. By 1916, it had been renamed, as the Home Theater, one of several theaters in Chicago with this name. The theater was listed for sale in the Chicago Tribune in 1927, though is still listed as in operation in the 1928 and 1929 Film Daily Yearbooks.

From the late-1930’s to early-1950’s, a furniture store was in operation at this address. By the early-1960’s, the building housed a Singer One Stop jukebox music distributor. The building was demolished in 2012, and was replaced by apartments and retail.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 15, 2023 at 10:38 pm

The September 7, 1912 issue of Moving Picture World noted the recent opening of the Meyers Theatre:

“Charles and William Meyers have just opened their beautiful little moving picture house at 1812-1814 West Chicago Street, Chicago, Ill. It is claimed for the house that it is the most up-to-date show on the northwest side. The woodwork is of stained mahogany, with the seats and piano matching. The proprietors have installed the first 1913 Motiograph machine in Chicago. The employees have separate lockers for their clothing at the rear of the building. The managers are so proud of their house that they invite exhibitors to come and inspect it.”

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