DaVinci Manor

Title

DaVinci Manor

Subject

Manor Theatre
5609 West North Ave.

Description

"Originally built in 1924 for the Lynch circuit not far from the Chicago border with the suburb of Elmwood Park, the Manor Theatre was located at the intersection of W. North Avenue and N. Central Avenue. Seating was provided for 1,835, and in the late-1920’s, was acquired by Balaban & Katz. The Manor Theatre originally also housed a three manual Kimball organ. Closed around the mid-1950’s, the Manor Theatre was converted into a banquet hall in the 1960’s and survived at least into the early-1990’s before being torn down. A Walgreens is now on the site of the Manor Theatre."

Source

Celeste Alexander, https://cinematreasures.org/theaters/4059; Alexander, Celeste, First Lady (Krissie Lynese Henderson), Angela (Angie) Hurley McElroy (aka Sis, Early Hurley), and Kenya Lenoir Messer. “The Fantastic Four Reunion.” December 20, 2020. Virtual Event. Meida McNeal and Duane Powell, moderators. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCeTifC0duU&t=6539s&ab_channel=HoneyPot

Date

1924/early 1980s

Contributor

Logan Phillips

Location

Clubs & Discotheques

Files

Manor:DaVinci_CBSCM.jpg

Citation

“DaVinci Manor,” Chicago Black Social Culture Map, accessed May 19, 2024, https://cbscmap.omeka.net/items/show/275.

Output Formats

Geolocation