620 Lincoln Avenue,
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Winnetka Community House (Official)
Functions: Community Center
Styles: Tudor Revival
Previous Names: Community Hall, Community Theatre
The Community Hall was opened in 1911. Winnetka Community House contains an auditorium which has been used for many functions over the years. For decades, until 1987, the Community House (also known as the Community Theatre) showed motion pictures, posting their showtimes in the major Chicago newspapers.
I don’t know if they still have projection machines today, but the auditorium lives on in many capacities, as does the Community House itself. The entire complex is of interest to architecture fans, containing many interesting halls and meeting rooms.
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The Community House opened in 1911 as the Community Hall. In the 1941 & 1943 editions of Film Daily Yearbook it is listed as the Community Theatre with 400 seats. Listed in the 1950 F.D.Y. as Community House with a seating capacity of 374, it closed as a cinema in 1987.
Winnetka is the childhood home of Hollywood actor, Rock Hudson. While there Rock was in theatre productions during his high school years. I am currently reading All That Heaven Allows A Biography of Rock Hudson by Mark Griffin.