4816 N. Kedzie Avenue,
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Architects: Albert A. Schwartz
Previous Names: Albany Park Theatre, Capitol Theatre
Originally opened as the Albany Park Theatre in 1915. It was closed for several years before it was remodeled and renamed the Capitol Theatre, reopening on March 7, 1923 with John Bowers in “Quincey Adams Sawyer”. It became the Alba Theatre on December 25, 1934 with John Mack Brawn in “Against the Law”, operated by Balaban & Katz Corp. It became a bowling alley in 1954 and a teen dance hall in 1966. Later demolished.
A parking lot was on the site of the Alba Theatre for many years. By 2017 a senior citizen retirement building stands on the site.
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