Beach Theatre

1504 E. 51st Street,
Chicago, IL 60615

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Architects: Henry L. Newhouse

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Beach Theatre

This early Hyde Park neighborhood house opened on May 30, 1914 with Maurice Costello in “Mr. Barnes of New York”. After closing as a movie house in 1921, it was converted into a bank. The building has since been demolished and a parking lot occupies the site today.

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kencmcintyre on March 7, 2009 at 10:19 pm

From the Chicago Tribune, 12/17/22:

Syndicate Buys Beach Theater: $100,000.

Hyde Park is to have its first national bank. The Beach Theater building at the northeast corner of Harper avenue and Hyde Park boulevard, directly across from the Hyde Park hotel, was sold yesterday.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 1, 2018 at 3:26 am

The records of the American Terra Cotta Company indicate that the Beach Theatre was designed by the architectural firm of Newhouse & Bernham (Felix M. Bernham. I believe that Bernham has sometimes been conflated with Daniel Burnham, a much better known Chicago architect of the period.)

rivest266 on August 5, 2020 at 2:55 pm

Grand opening ad posted.

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