Hub Theatre

1746 W. Chicago Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60622

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Architects: David Saul Klafter

Functions: Bar

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Hub Theater, 1936

The Hub Theatre opened around 1913, in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago, on W. Chicago Avenue near N. Hermitage Avenue.

Its was designed by David Saul Klafter, an architect more known in Chicago for his residental architecture.

The Hub Theatre closed as a movie house in June 1994, and the building was converted into office space. In February 2016 it was converted into a Botanical Brewpub.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

Recent comments (view all 23 comments)

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on February 23, 2013 at 10:39 pm

Here is a circa 1991 or 1992 photo of the Hub

Cinemaven on April 23, 2013 at 12:23 am

I actually went here at times from 1989-94. Wasn’t bad at first, But seemingly things went progressively downhill. And in it’s last year?, Need I say more?. But I do miss this theatre being around, And wished that it were maintained more professionally.

RickB on January 22, 2014 at 12:09 am

A craft brewer wants to open a brewery and taproom in the former Hub. DNAInfo story here.

Trolleyguy on August 6, 2015 at 9:00 pm

That proposed craft brewery wound up over at 444 N Michigan.

Broan on January 17, 2016 at 6:22 pm

Here is a THSA photo.

DavidZornig on March 15, 2016 at 2:45 am

Current article about the Forbidden Root brewpub to open Thursday.

DavidZornig on February 11, 2017 at 8:28 pm

History via Forbidden Root’s website.

popcorn_pete on February 15, 2018 at 7:16 pm

Reopened as a second-run house in 1989 before closing in June 1994.

Ormen on May 16, 2018 at 4:33 am

My dad owned Hub theater in the 70s as a Spanish theatre

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