Playhouse Theater

1846 W. Madison Street,
Chicago, IL 60612

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Previous Names: Playhouse

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Located in the Near West Side neighborhood on W. Madison Street near N. Damen Avenue (then Robey Street), the Playhouse opened on August 14, 1911. It was built for and managed by Mrs. C.E. Cook at a cost of $16,000 and could seat 454. It was built to replace an earlier Playhouse Mrs. Cook owned across the street. Chicago Tribune listings show the theater in operation until at least early-1916. The theatre was variously listed as both Playhouse Theater and Playhouse. The theater was demolished by 1929 for the Chicago Stadium which was opened on the site in that year. The Stadium in turn was demolished in 1995 when the United Center was opened across the street to replace it. A parking lot is now on the site.

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