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Evanston Theatre

Photo from the Scott Neff collection.
1716 Central St
Evanston IL 60201

Demolished 2007
Record #6456  
 Opened: April 17, 1937
 Closed: 2001
 Demolished: 2007
Architectural Style(s): Art Deco
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Stadium
 Previously operated by: M&R Theatres, Loews Theatres, Loews Cineplex Entertainment

The 1250-seat Stadium was built in 1936 as a movie house and was later converted for use as a live performance venue during the 1940s and 1950s. The Magill family bought the building in 1956 and converted it back into a movie house, adding another auditorium at 1702 Central Street. A 1969 remodeling included a name change to Evanston. Loews Theatres leased the theater for nearly 20 years, expanding it to five screens and closing it in 2001. A study is currently being conducted to determine the feasibility of converting the five-screen movie theater into a performance venue and dance studio.

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Photos from the Scott Neff collection.

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Last featured 2/19/2003. Last edited 11/11/2016.

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