Revue Theatre

3956 N. Elston Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60618

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Functions: Retail

Previous Names: Mabel Theatre

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MABEL (REVUE) Theatre; Chicago, Illinois.

This Irving Park neighborhood theatre opened by October 1909 as the Mabel Theatre, located on N. Elston Avenue near N. Central Park Avenue. Originally a playhouse, it began screening movies in 1912.

In the 1930’s it was renamed the Revue Theatre, and continued operating until 1949. The building is currently used as a plumbing fixture store.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Broan on January 24, 2007 at 6:27 am

I was mistaken; the central was in fact located at 3937 N Central Park, just a few doors away.

Broan on January 24, 2007 at 6:27 am

Also, two Sanborn maps show the capacity as 496.

Broan on January 24, 2007 at 6:34 am

And the present use is a plumbing fixture store called “Showerworks”

stormdog on September 7, 2010 at 6:35 pm

Hi BWChicago;

The other listing on this site for a Central Theatre in Chicago is fairly far away. Did the Central that was near the Revue have another name?


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