6134 W. Cermak Road,
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Olympic Theater (Official)
Previously operated by: Nokimos Theaters
Previous Names: Concordia Theatre, Olympic Theatre
News About This Theater
- May 24, 2007 — Olympic Theatre restoration
The Olympic Theatre is a moderate-sized theatre housed within a larger building. The façade is in an understated Neo-Classical style and the interior is reminiscent of French Renaissance. It opened in 1927, originally as a ballroom. On November 19, 1937 it was converted into a movie house playing Alice Faye in “You Can’t Have Everything” & Pat O'Brien in “San Quentin”. It remained as a movie theatre until closing in 1993, after falling in disrepair.
The Olympic Theatre briefly reopened in 1994 as a venue for a live theatre production, but closed again in less than a year, sitting vacant for a handful of years.
For a couple years in the early-2000’s, the theatre was renamed the Concordia Theatre and hosted mainly acts catering to the Latino community.
Now under new management, the theatre returned to its original name, the Olympic Theater, and reopened on March 8, 2008. The theatre hosted concerts, comedy shows, pageants, plays and other live entertainment. The Olympic Theater has undergone renovations including state of the art audio and visual components. It was closed in 2018 due to smoke damage from a fire. It was announced in January 2023 that it will reopen May 7, 2023 screening Humphrey Bogart in “Casablanca” and to continue with more classic movies and live concerts. As of April 2023 the theatre remains closed.
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