1821 S. Loomis Street,
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Architects: Edward P. Rupert
Firms: R. Levine & Co.
Styles: Spanish Colonial
Previous Names: Milo Theater, Teatro Villa
Built in 1925 as the Milo, and located in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, at Loomis Street at Blue Island Avenue.
It was designed in the Spanish Colonial style, an uncommon style in Chicago for movie houses.
As the neighborhood changed from one founded by Bohemian immigrants to mostly Latino, as it remains today, the Milo’s name also changed, first from the Villa Theater, then to its Spanish translation, Teatro Villa, after it became a Spanish-language movie house.
The theater operated at least into the 70s. The site of the Villa is now a parking lot.
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