Bell Theater

3064 W. Armitage Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60647

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BELL Theatre; Chicago, Illinois.

The Bell Theater was opened in 1910 and closed in 1953. It was later converted into a metalworking shop before eventually being demolished.

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GFeret on December 29, 2006 at 7:43 am

Yes this is the BELL theatre (w/ correct address) I’d recalled under nearby CORTLAND theatre comments last week. Despite its alternate latter-day use the place I recall still looked like a theatre (w/marquee) and name still identifiable, when it disappeared from sight altogether around 1962.

johncordell on January 16, 2008 at 8:43 am

The Bell Theatre closed in June of 1953. I lived in the neighborhood and actually was there on its' last operating day. When I passed by it the next day, it had on its' marquee “closed for remodeling”. They never did reopen. I believe the movies playing that Sunday afternoon fifty-five years ago was I LOVE MELVIN with Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds plus TROUBLE ALONG THE WAY with John Wayne and Donna Reed. I went to St. Sylvester’s Grammer School at that time, and would go by it often.
John Cordell

Chris1982 on April 29, 2014 at 10:09 pm

There was another Bell Theatre on Madison St. that seated 350, any info on that Bell Theatre?

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 14, 2014 at 3:04 pm

Chris1982; I have added a page for the Bell Theatre on W. Madison Street.

GFeret on December 15, 2014 at 8:18 am

btw I DIDN’T ‘favorite’ this (Bell) theatre, I instead wanted to favorite the one photo associated with it. This is a computer world however where things don’t work correctly or things aren’t explained fully much less well or things cannot be corrected once entered, so I understand just fine.

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