Woods Theater, Chicago

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Woods Theater  Internet Photo

 

The Woods Theater was located at the corner of Randolph and Dearborn in Chicago.  It was built by producer Albert Woods.  It opened on March 11,2018.  It operated as a legitimate theater until 1932.

Its style is neo-gothic.   The theater was designed by Marshall and Fox.  The 10 story building included the theater on the ground floor and offices above.  There was a single screen.  Seating capacity was 1300.

It was converted to a movie theater in 1932.  Over the years, the Woods was managed by RKO, Essaness Theater, and Cineplex Odeon.

Beginning in the 1950’s, it featured a large marquee facing Dearborn Street.

Over the years, the quality of the theater declined.  It closed in 1989.  It was demolished in 1990.

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