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Listing of where the organs were during the theatre organ (silent film) era
Theatre Organ Location Yr Built Opening Yr. Razed Seats Remarks
North Shore Suburbs
Academy
2/7 Barton
Waukegan
-
-
-
-
-
Alcyon
3/13 Barton
Highland Park
-
-
-
861
-
Auditoriun Th.
2m Kimball
Libertyville
-
-
-
-
-
Bartlett
2/3 Barton
Highwood
-
-
-
-
-
Coronet
2/2 Barton
817 Chicago Evanston
1936
2/19/37
2000
700
Demolished
Crystal
2m Robert Morton
Antioch
-
-
-
-
-
Deerpath
3/10 Geneva
Lake Forest
1928
9/28-
-
935
Converted to retail shops
Genesee
3/10 Barton
Waukegan
-
-
-
800
-
Hoyburn
2m Kimball
615 Davis, Evanston
1914
12/16/14
800
-
Ravinia Park
2m Kimball
Ravinia
-
-
-
-
-
Stadium
2/4 Wurlitzer (135A)
1700 Central , Evanston
-
-
-
-
-
Teatro del Lago
2/10 Kimball
Sheridan Rd, Wilmette
-
-
-
1180
-
Varsity
3/26 Geneva
1710 Sherman St, Evanston
1926
12/23/26
-
2500
Retail stores
Village
2m Kimball
1158 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette
1914
- -
654
-
Wilmette
2m Welte
1122 Central 1914 - -
-
-
Northwestern Suburbs
Arlington Th
2/3 Barton
Arlington Heights
-
-
-
-
-
Catlow
3/8 Kimball
Barrington
-
-
-
-
-
Des Plaines
3m Geneva
Des Plaines
-
-
-
940
-
Echo
2m Kimball
Des Plaines
-
-
-
650
-
Pickwick
3/11 Wurlitzer (model 225)
5 S Prospect , Park Ridge
1929
-
-
1540
-
Ridge
Gottfried
Park Ridge
1924
-
-
1200
-
Western Suburbs
Arcada
3/16 Geneva-Marr and Colton
St Charles
-
-
-
-
-
Berwyn
4/16 Barton
6404 W 22nd, Berwyn
-
-
-
1675
Demolished
Center
2/3 Barton
Bensenville
-
-
-
-
-
Clifford
2m Smith
Cicero
-
-
-
400
-
Crocker
2/6 Wurlitzer (DX)
Elgin
-
-
-
-
-
DuPage
3/10 Gottfried
Main St, Lombard
1928
7/26/28
-
1400
-
Egyptian
2/6 Wurltzer (DX)
Dekalb
-
-
-
-
-
El Tovar
2/4 Wurlitzer
Crystal Lake
-
-
-
-
Organ purchased by Leon Berry (Beast in the Basement)
Fargo Theatre
3m Geneva
Sycamore
-
-
-
-
-
Forest
2/6 Barton
7532 W Madison, Forest Park
1920
8/20
-
1500
Demolished
Fox Theatre
2m Hinners
Aurora
-
-
-
-
-
Glen
3/10 Barton
Glen Ellyn
-
-
-
900
-
Grand
2/9 Kimball
Wheaton
-
-
-
800
-
Grove
2/3 Wurlitzer (100B Sp) Fox River Grove - - - - -
Grover 2/3 Barton Elgin
-
-
-
-
-
Hinsdale
3/10 Marr and Colton
Hinsdale 1925 - - 600 Closed 1999
Illinois Theatre 2/3 Kilgen LaGrange - - - - -
LaGrange 4/10 Barton 78 S 5th, LaGrange - - - 1400 -
Lido 3/9 Kilgen 62 S 5th, Maywood 1925 11/25/25 - -1865- Demolished
Madison Circle 2/3 Wurlitzer (108sp) Forest Park - - - - -
Melrose Park 2m Kimball Melrose Park - - - 1000 -
Miller Theatre
2/6 Barton
Woodstock - - - - -
Oak Park (Lamar)
2/10 Kimball
120 S Wisconsin, Oak Park 1913 10/20/13 800 Renamed 1930; demolished---
Palace 3/10 Barton 5225 W 25th, Cicero
-
-
-
-
-
Paramount 3/13 Wurlitzer (Bal 2) Aurora
-
-
-
-
-
Parkside 2/8 Barton Lombard
-
-
-
-
-
Rialto 2/8 Kilgen Aurora
-
-
-
-
-
Ritz 3/9 Kilgen 6334 W Roosevelt, Berwyn 1926 - - 1500 Condominiums
Roxy 4/11 Robert Morton Berwyn - - - 800 -
Star 2m Robert  Morton Elgin
-
-
-
-
-
Tivoli 3/12 Geneva Aurora
-
-
-
-
-
Tivoli 2/5 Wurlitzer Highland Ave., Downers Grove - - - 1000- -
Villard 3/11 Gottfried Villa Park - - - 800 -
York 3/10 Barton Elmhurst - - - 1500 -
Southern Suburbs
Gayety (Roxy) Marr and Colton Ottawa
-
-
-
-
-
Gregory 3/15 Moller Chicago Heights
-
-
-
-
-
Grand
2m Kimball
Blue Island
-
-
-
-
-
Harvey 2m Kimball Harvey - - - - -
Lincoln Dixie 2/9 Kimball Chicago Heights - - - - -
Majestic
2/7 Wurlitzer (E)
Kankakee
- - - - -
New Lyric 2m Kimball 12954 S Western, Blue Island - - - 1200 -
Orpheum
2/7 Wurlitzer (E) Ottawa - - - - -
Rialto 4/21 Barton Joliet - - - - -
Washington 2m Kimball Chicago Heights - - - - -
Northwest Indiana
Capitol 2m Kimball Whiting 1922 3/1/23 - 1000 -
Columbia 2/4 Wurlitzer (B) Indiana Harbor - - - - -
DeLuxe 2m Kimball 589 Hohman, Hammond 1915- - - 1150 -
Hartley 2/9 Kilgen East Chicago - - - -
Hoosier 3/7 Kimball 613 119th, Whiting - - - 900 -
Indiana 3/10 Wurlitzer (H) 3458 Michigan, East Chicago - - - - -
Midway 3m Kilgen East Chicago - - - - -
Orpheum 2/8 Kimball 156 State, Hammond 1915 - - - -
Paramount 3/12 Barton 5405 Hohman, Hammond - - - -
organ moved from Tivoli Theatre in Gary
Parthenon 2/11 Kimball 576 Hohman, Hammond - - - - -
State 3m Kimball 66 State, Hammond - 21925 - 3165 -
Temple 2/6 Wurlitzer (160C) Hammond - - - - -
Gary
Broadway 2/4 Kilgen 1648 Broadway - - - - -
Family 2m Robert Morton 557 Broadway - - - - -
Glen Park Page 3833 Broadway - - - - -
Grand 2m Barton 790 Broadway - - - 800 -
Orpheum 2/4 Kilgen 801 Broadway - - - - -
Palace 3/9 Kilgen 765 Broadway 1925 - - - -
Ritz 2.3 Kilgen - - - - - -
Roosevelt Geneva 1446 Broadway - - - - -
Tivoli 3/12 Barton 820 W 5th- - - - 1500 -
Southern Wisconsin
Bijou 2m Bennett Racine - - - - -
Burke 2/3 Barton Kenosha - - - - -
Cameo 2m Barton Kenosha - - - - -
Capitol 2/5 Wurlitzer (150sp) Racine - - - - -
Crown 2/4 Barton Racine - - - - -
Douglas 2/6 Barton Racine - - - - -
Gateway (Lake) 3/10 Barton Kenosha - - - - -
Granada 2/3 Kilgen Racine - - - - -
Gump 2/5 Barton Lake Geneva - - - - -
Kenosha Th 3/8 Wurlitzer (SP3M) Kenosha - - - - -
Lincoln 2m Barton Kenosha - - - - -
Majestic 2/4 Wurlitzer (BXsp) Lake Geneva - - - - -
Majestic (Uptown) 3/7 Marr and Colton Racine - - - - -
Orpheum 3m Barton Kenosha - - - - -
Rex 3/10 Barton Racine - - - - -
Rialto (Venetian) 3/8 Wurlitzer (Esp) Racine - - - - -
Roosevelt 3/7 Marr and Colton Kenosha - - - - -
State 2/6 Barton Racine - - - - -
Vogue 2/6 Moller Kenosha - - - - -
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