Mundelein Cinema

155 N. Seymour Avenue,
Mundelein, IL 60060

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Previously operated by: Jerry Lewis Cinemas

Functions: Church

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Mundelein Cinema

Opened in 1974 as a part of the short-lived Jerry Lewis theater chain, this small theater, seating just over 300, was located on Seymour Avenue, near Division Street, in the northern Chicago suburb of Mundelein. It was a second-run house for the entire time it was in operation.

The Mundelein Cinema was one of only a handful of Chicagoland area movie houses to host midnight screenings of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”. The theater closed in late-1996, was briefly reopened in 1997 for about a year, then closed again for good. The former theater has since housed a church.

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saegerjon on January 11, 2007 at 7:51 pm

This was the place where I saw Rocky Horror Picture Show for the first time. We used to drive well over an hour to get there but we always had a great time. The cast there was great. Some of the regular people that came EVERY Saturday night were interesting to say the least. I saw the Rocky Horror at a couple other theaters but the Mundelein Theateer was by far my favorite.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 2, 2023 at 1:55 am

An interesting item appeared in Boxoffice on October 16, 1948. It said that the old Congregational Church in Mundelein had been converted into a theater. It didn’t give the theater’s name, but said that it seated 100, so it was quite small. I suppose there is a fitting symmetry to Mundelein’s later theater becoming a church.

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