A Project by
the Museology Class
South Chicago Commerce
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Commerce Introduction
Theaters Introduction
Gayety Theater
 Commercial Theater
 Calumet Theater
South Chicago Theaters

      Neighborhood theaters were a large part of the local people's lives.  Every community had their own set of theatres.  South Chicago actually had eight theatres in walking distance of each other.  Some of the major theatres in South Chicago were the Calumet, the Gayety, and the Commercial Theaters.  Yet, as time progressed these neighborhood theaters closed and moved to suburban shopping malls.  The last of the South Chicago movie theatres were taken down by the 1980s. 

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