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Granada Theatre

Photo from the Library of Congress collection.
6427-41 N Sheridan Ave
Chicago IL

Demolished 1990
Record #11072  
 Opened: September 18, 1926
 Closed: 1986
 Demolished: 1990
Capacity: 3448 seats
Architect(s): Levy & Klein
Architectural Style(s): Italian Baroque
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:
 Previously operated by: Balaban & Katz Theatres, ABC Great States Theatres

The Granada Theater was constructed for the Marks Brothers, who, in 1926, were major theater operators in Chicago. Edward E. Eichenbaum was the principal designer for the architectural firm of Levy & Klein.

The Marks Brothers operated the theater until 1934, when Balaban and Katz purchased the theater. That firm eventually became ABC-Great Lakes Theaters and operated the theater until 1973, when it was sold to a group who proposed to use it for rock concerts. This plan never came to be, and several other groups unsuccessfully attempted to revitalize the Granada between 1973 and 1987. The theater was purchased in 1990 by a group who demolished it with plans of constructing apartments.


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Last featured 10/18/2002. Last edited 11/15/2018.

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