Panorama Theatre

5110 S. Prairie Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60615

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Previously operated by: Alfred Hamburger Theaters

Firms: Grossman & Proskauer

Functions: Bar, Fraternal Hall

Styles: Neo-Classical

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Panorama Theatre

This theater, on Prairie Avenue south of East 51st Street, and visible from the Green Line of the “El”, opened February 1, 1913 and closed in 1917. The exterior is well-intact. It currently serves as an Elks lodge and a bar.

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Broan on March 11, 2007 at 11:00 am

Architects were Grossman & Proskauer.

Broan on March 13, 2007 at 5:40 pm

Here are photos of this theatre.

Broan on March 13, 2007 at 5:59 pm

I’m told the bar that currently occupies the space has a great genuine deco interior.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on December 13, 2007 at 1:13 pm

Never picked up on this location before. That is a nice building. Kind of reminds me of the Adelphi on N. Clark St.

I can’t believe the bar occupies space going all the way to the rear auditorium wall. I wonder what else is back there? Just storage space I suppose.

Broan on December 13, 2007 at 1:56 pm

What it should remind you of is the Morse/Co-Ed – the facades are extremely similar. Also, note that the terra cotta over the entrance of the Morse is a virtually identical design to that at the Village North. Also similar are the Bertha, Broadway and Village North designs. Grossman and Proskauer seem to have had something of a template.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on December 13, 2007 at 7:09 pm

I can see those comparisons as well. I think the Adelphi comes to mind first because I have seen it more times.

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