People's Theatre

1620 W. 47th Street / Chicago / April 1893

Opened on March 1, 1919 for the Schoenstadt chain, this ‘Back of the Yards’ neighborhood theater was designed by the firm of Rapp & Rapp.
It contained a 2/6 Wurlitzer organ, which was installed in 1923.

After an seven-decade career, the Peoples Theater was closed in 1989, and converted to retail use. It was razed in December 2001.

Taken from the Clark gas station on 47th and Marshfield

Interiors of the Peoples Theatre, Chicago, Ill., in 1922 with a portrait of the manager Al. Lyons.


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