Crane Theatre

4236 S. Archer Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60632

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Jake Bottero
Jake Bottero on May 16, 2021 at 2:39 am

As of 2019, a Child Development consortium. Building has bee substantially remodeled but maintains some of the former theater features.

CHICTH74 on March 14, 2008 at 9:01 pm

I went by the CRAIN to day they covered over the wrighting on the floor with this cheep self stick flooring no work on it i think that their is a stop order form the city.

I just hop that their is a nother biz going in their and it wont end up like the Brightion across the street.

Thank you for you time:)

CHICTH74 on March 7, 2008 at 7:43 pm

Good news i went past the CRAIN a few days ago and work men are in their and you can get VERY good look all the way to the back of the place you can also see the CRAIN written on the floor near the door.

CHICTH74 on December 26, 2007 at 8:47 pm

Just an update for the crain

The Brightion Park flower shop is gone and it is now dark looking for some one to rent or lease it .

I hope that it gets something in there that is use full and dose not destroy the bulding . If you look in the window you can see whare the name of the theatre is writen in the floor.
And you can also get your barings to whare the boxoffice was.

Thank you for your time .:)

CHICTH74 on October 21, 2007 at 9:58 pm

That was a great shot thank you for the post.

An up date for you know the flower shop from what i have seen seams to have closed . What is going in their i do not know.

But if i am correct if you get up close to the window and look tord the back of the shop look to the floor and you can see the name “CRANE” written in mosacice tile on the floor i rember this from the flower shop days and if i am wright it is still their.

Thank you for you time. :)

Broan on October 21, 2007 at 9:13 pm

A small profile with a picture of the facade (covered in the 1970s) is available through HAARGIS

CHICTH74 on January 7, 2007 at 12:03 am

Does any one know of any pic of this place?

CHICTH74 on June 27, 2006 at 10:52 pm

This theatre is still used as a flower shop.

JayKay on April 21, 2006 at 7:48 am

I remember it as a paint store in the 50’s.

CHICTH74 on February 11, 2006 at 11:12 am

The Crain Theatre is a flower shop as far back as i can recall 20 or 30 years.I am not sure but eather before or after you enter the store written on the floor in the name “crain”. If you look past the flower shop sign you will see whare the light bulbs went to light up the marquee.