Vendome Theater

3145 S. State Street,
Chicago, IL 60616

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DavidZornig on March 7, 2009 at 10:36 pm

Wow. As usual, thanks again guys. Here’s another one I never knew about.
Looks like the exterior had a tough go of it for being only 30 years old.

That 3 columned, balcony like inset is reminiscent of the old Lexington/New Michigan Hotel facade. Wonder if those X panels were ones that once opened. One of our past presidents supposedly once spoke from the one at the Lexington. Another one that along with this theater, if it could have hung on, would have made an awesome renovation.

kencmcintyre on March 7, 2009 at 9:46 pm

Here is a small ad from a 1919 issue of the Chicago Defender:

Broan on December 14, 2004 at 12:09 am

Here is a photo of the Vendome shortly prior to its demolition.