Loomis Theatre

2858 S. Archer Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60608

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Loomis Theatre

This little theater opened around 1913 in the Bridgeport neighborhood on S. Archer Avenue near S. Bonfield Street. The Loomis Theatre operated until about 1950. The Stevenson Expressway (I-55) is located very close to or on the site of the Loomis today.

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CHICTH74 on August 22, 2006 at 11:46 pm

If i am correct this location is now part of the express way,it is now just a retaining wall for the express way their are no buldings on this spot.

mfs3757 on November 7, 2009 at 8:07 pm

I’m writing a book about the history of Bridgeport for Arcadia Publishing and would LOVE a picture or two of the Wallace.

Please contact me if you have any of the Wallace or any Bridgeport theaters (I have the Ramova, The Milda and The Eagle (1991), but would love to see any and all shots of the 12-13 theaters that used to be in the neighborhood.

On a really sad note, Nancy of Nancy’s Best Little Hair House passed away his past week. The Wallace theater building has been for sale for the last few months too.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Broan on April 21, 2016 at 7:06 pm

Here is a photo of the Loomis from THSA.

Mister_Comics on May 25, 2019 at 10:51 am

Its posible that the building at 2897 – 2899 S. Archer is by the same designer. Both buildings look similar. See the photo I added to the “Photo” section. Maybe it’s the same building?

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