Oak Theatre

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Oak Theatre Soundex Code T360

2000 N. Western Avenue



1 screen

848 seats

Architect: David Saul Klafter

The Oak Theatre opened in 1910, in the Logan Square neighborhood, as a vaudeville and movie house. It was designed by J.E.O. Pridmore. The theatre featured a balcony, and large stage, with Moorish interior decor. The exterior, of red brick, featured an elaborate terracotta facade in Neo-gothic style.

The theater was remodeled in 1930 in Art Deco style by David Saul Klafter. During the 1970s and 1980s, it became an adult theater.

In 1992, it reopened as a concert venue. However, in 1995, it closed again, and was torn down that same year. A drive-thru bank is now located on the site of the Oak Theatre.