Alpha Theater

4717 N. Damen Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60625

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This early movie theater opened in 1912 in the Ravenswood neighborhood, located on Damen Avenue (then called Robey Street) near Leland Avenue. It was closed in 1917.

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Broan on August 19, 2011 at 1:20 pm

The building at 4717 is the one with the glass block that looks like it used to be a garage. Maybe the same building.

Chris1982 on April 30, 2014 at 12:17 am

Seated 276 in 1926.

narstee on August 18, 2020 at 4:14 pm

Looks like a permit was issued on July 19, 1905 for the theater building. A building permit was issued for the current garage building on this spot on April 17, 1926.

narstee on July 6, 2021 at 12:15 am

Closed 1917 per Historic Movie Theatres in Illinois, 1883-1960 – Konrad Schiecke

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