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Apollo's 2000 Theater

Address

2875 W. Cermak Rd.

Neighborhood

Little Village / Pilsen

Hours

Sat, Oct 14: 10am - 4pm

Sun, Oct 15: 10am - 4pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Architect/Year

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. Levy gained recognition for designing the Douglas Park Auditorium and the Granada, among other renowned buildings. 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

Visitors will enjoy a self-guided tour and have access to the main hall and the projector room.