Paris Theater

618 S. State Street,
Chicago, IL 60605

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Previous Names: New Paris Theater, Gayety Paris Theater

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1944 photo credit Gordon Coster-Getty Images.

This small South Loop theater located on S. State Street near W. Harrison Street opened in 1914 as the New Paris Theater, and was later known as just the Paris Theater. The theater closed in 1958, but reopened three years later as the Gayety Paris, which closed again in 1963. Today, the site of the theater is occupied by the Jones College Prep high school.

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CHICTH74 on February 14, 2006 at 11:39 pm

The Paris Theatre looks like that it once sat on the spot where Jones High School stands to day in Chicago`s “South Loop”.

DavidZornig on November 28, 2016 at 5:59 pm

1944 photo added, photo credit Gordon Coster-Getty Images. Paris Theater directly behind the Billiards sign.

DavidZornig on November 28, 2017 at 8:29 pm

1961-`63 photo as the Gayety Paris added via Philip Wizenick.

DavidZornig on January 25, 2018 at 8:48 pm

Photo added as the Gayety in 1962 via Khnemu.

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