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Lamar Theatre

Photo from the Library of Congress collection.
120 S Marion
Oak Park IL

Demolished 1988
Record #20523  
 Opened: 1913
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Demolished: 1988
Capacity: 800 seats
Architectural Style(s): Art Deco
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Oak Park
 Previously operated by: Essaness Theatres

Information for this tour was contributed by Bryan Krefft.

The Lamar was opened in 1913 as the Oak Park, a vaudeville and movie house which sat 800. Later operated by the Lubliner & Trinz chain, it was remodeled in 1930 as renamed the Lamar, for its location near the intersection of Lake and Marion. It closed in early 1980s and torn down in 1988.


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Last featured 10/24/2002. Last edited 11/1/2016.

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