A Project by
Rod Sellers
Chicago's East Side 
Commercial Sites
East Side Welcome
East Side Commerce Introduction 
 99th Ewing Shopping District
 East Side Theater
East Side Theater


       All of the Southeast Side neighborhoods had local movie theaters.  The East Side neighborhood was served by the East Side Theater located on 105th and Ewing Avenue.  The theater was built in the mid 1920's and was one of the first in the area to have air conditioning.  It was a popular entertainment venue for residents of the area.  Although the theater has long since closed, the building is still in use by a local financial institution. 

 Click on the links at the left to tour commercial sites of 
Chicago's East Side.

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