1749 W. Howard Street,
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Firms: Rapp & Rapp
Styles: French Renaissance
Opened June 17, 1926 with Esther Ralston in “The Blind Goddess”. It was built for the Lubliner & Trinz circuit but was operated by Balaban & Katz. The palatial Norshore Theatre seated 3,017. The theatre was located in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Its outer lobby featured huge crystal chandeliers and the ceiling was decorated with Pompeiian motifs. The theatre also contained fine French antiques and was equipped with a Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ which was opened by organist Chauncey Haines. Seating was provided on the orchestra level, and on a very shallow mezzanine level.
The Norshore Theatre was closed in 1957, and in 1960, this amazing theatre was reduced to rubble. An office building, was later built in its place and this too has since been demolished.
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