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Apollo's 2000 Theater

Address

2875 W. Cermak Rd.

Neighborhood

Little Village / Pilsen

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: 10am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Refreshments Available Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Alexander Levy, 1917

Website

Description

Designed by Alexander Levy as the Marshall Square Theater, this venue showcased both vaudeville acts and movies when it opened in 1917. The theater began showing movies exclusively in 1936 and was remodeled by architect Roy B. Blass, who added a soaring Art Deco vertical sign to the building's classical revival fa├žade. The theater, re-named Apollo's 2000, went through an extensive restoration and renovation in the 1990s. Truly grand inside and out, today the building is rented out as a banquet hall and is occasionally used as a music venue.

Visitor Experience

The theater will be open for self-guided tours, including the film projection room, which includes original fixtures, films and projectors.