Lincoln Village Theater

Lincoln Village Theater

Lincoln Village Theater

Lincoln Village Theater

Lincoln Village Theater

Lincoln Village Theater

Lincoln Village Theater


Lincoln Village Theater

The Lincoln Village Theater was located in West Ridge at 6101 N. Lincoln Avenue.    It originally opened as a single screen large theater in August, 1968.  It was an auditorium type facility with a seating capacity of approximately 1000 seats.

It was split into three screens in December, 1983.

In the late 1980’s, Cineplex Odeon added a new building to the north of the original theater.  The new facility featured 6 screens.    The original theater was renamed the Lincoln Village Theater 7-9.  In the 1990’s, this theater was closed and demolished.   The new theater was renamed the Lincoln  Village 1-6.

The remaining  theater apparently was poorly managed.  It closed in 2005.  The reason provided was the lack of parking because of a dispute with the Metropolitan Sanitary District.   The theater has sat empty for years.

Recently a plan was developed for the unused facility.  The nearby car wash was torn down.   The plan was to modify the theater a a 3 story storage facility.

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