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400 Theatre, Chicago

Story via Biff Buttler, NYC THS member

Opened as the Regent by 1913 , Grossman & Proskauer, architects, originally 732 seats. Re-named 400  in 1930, possibly to get in on the  craze which featured the art deco 400 streamliner (“400 miles in 400 minutes” ) to Minneapolis on the Northwestern Railway tracks a few blocks away. Per data in the Paul R. Moore collection, Theatre Historical Society Archive.

The four-screen movie house at 6746 N. Sheridan formerly known as the Village North reopened in 2010 under new management and a new name . . .

Full Reader story:

http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2012/02/06/movie-life-in-chicago-managing-the-new-400

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