Sun Theater

7219 S. Wentworth Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60621

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: Gollos Brothers

Architects: John B. Fischer, David E. Postle

Firms: Postle & Fischer

Previous Names: Triangle Theater, Sunnyside Theater

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Opened in 1913 in the Grand Crossing neighborhood of Chicago, this theater was originally called the Triangle Theater, named after its location on a triangle-shaped parcel of land formed by S. Wentworth Avenue (which the theater actually stood on), S. Vincennes Avenue, and W. 72nd Street.

The Triangle Theater was later renamed the Sunnyside Theater, which was later shortened to the Sun Theater from July 14, 1940. The theater closed around the early-1950’s and has long since been torn down.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 1, 2018 at 6:06 am

The November 8, 1912 ,issue of Construction News said that architects Postle & fisher were taking bids on a one story brick building, 105x75 feet, to contain two stores and a theater, on Wentworth Avenue near 73rd Street. H, P. Waynan and J. M. Grossmith were the owners of the project.

rivest266 on August 15, 2020 at 10:42 pm

1st listed as “Sun” in the Tribune on July 14th, 1940.

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