Listing of where the organs were during the theatre organ (silent film) era
Theatre Organ Location Yr Built Opening Yr. Razed Seats Remarks
Adams 2m Robert Morton 20 E Adams 1921 6/21 - 291 -
Admiral 3/10 Marr & Colton 3940 W Lawrence 1925 - - 1500 -
Alamo 3/9 Kilgen 3639 W Chicago 1925-26 8/18/26 - 1556 -
Alvin Gottfried 1614 W Chicago 1913 - - 540 -
Ambassador (Rockne) 4/14 Geneva 5825 W Division 1925 10/20/25 - 2500 Church
Ashland 2/4 Estey 1611 W Madison - - - 800 Demolished
Atlantic 3/11 Kilgen 3950 W 26th 1917 - - 1158 Retail stores
Auditorium 4/126 Roosevelt Michigan & Congress - - - - Roosevelt University
Avalon 3/15 Wurlitzer 1675 E 79th 1926 8/29/27 - 2414 Performing arts center called  "New Regal"
Belmont 4/20 Wurlitzer Publix1 1635 W Belmont 1925 9/13/26 - 3252 Converted to condos
Bel-Park 3/17 Barton 3231 N Cicero 1926 3/11/27 - 2600 Bingo hall
Biltmore 3m Smith 2046 W Division 1920 1/15/21 - 1800 Demolished
Biograph 2/7 Wurlitzer 2433 N Lincoln 1914 - - 1000 Movie theater
Blaine [Smith] 3743 N Southport 1912 - - 299 Theater
Boulevard 2/7 Wurlitzer EX 1606 W Garfield 1915 11/25/15 971 Demolished
Brookline [Smith] 7100 S South Chicago- - - - - -
Bryn Mawr 2/6 Wurlitzer D 1125 W Bryn Mawr 1912-13 - - 780 Grocery store
Byrd 2/6 Wurlitzer D 4730 W Madison 1917 - - 1438 Demolished
Capitol 3/17 WurliTzer 7941 S Halsted 1923-25 1/19/25 - 2415 Demolished
Central Park 3/9 Barton 3535 W Roosevelt 1917 10/27/17 - 2032 Church
Century [Diversey] 3/15 Wurlitzer 2828 N Clark 1924 7/30/25 - 3080 Shopping mall
Chatham 2/7 Wurlitzer E 7536-44 S Cottage Grove - - - -1000 E replace earlier 1922 2/4 Wurlitzer
Chelten 3/9 Marr & Colton 79th and Exchange- 1927 1/15/28 - - -
Chicago 4/27 Wurlitzer 175 N State 1921 10/26/21 - 4400 Performing Arts Cemter
Claremont 2/3 Robert Morton 3326 N Clark - - - 624 -
Clearing 2/3 Kilgen 5722 W 63rd - - - - -
Clybourn Seeburg Celesta Delux 1607 N Clybourn - - - 298 -
Colony 3/10 Barton 3206 W 59th 1925 []8/26/26 - -997 -
Commodore 2/9 Moller 3105 W Irving Park 1921 - 1990 1200 Demolished
Congress 4/20 Wurlitzer 2135 N Milwaukee 1926 9/2/26 - 2988 -
Covent Garden 4/28 Wurlitzer/Hope-Jones 2653 N Clark 1916 - - 2065 Demolished
Crescent 2/6 Wurlitzer D 2915 N Milwaukee - - - 792 Demolished
Criterion 2/5 kilgen 1222 N Sedgwick - - - 1221 Demolished
Crown 2/6 Wurlitzer D 1605-11 W Division 1909 - 1959 1458 Demolished
Dearborn (New Dearborn) Smith 40 W Division 1913 - - 741 Demolished
Diversey (Century) 3/15 Wurlitzer 2828 N Clark 1924 7/30/25 - 3080 Shopping Mall
Douglas 2/7 Kimball 3236 W 22nd 1914 - - 792 -
Drake (New Drake) 2/4 Wurlitzer 3546 W Montrose 1925 - - 1300 Demolished
Drexel 2/4 Wurlitzer 854 E 63rd - - - 632 -
Elston 2/4 Wurlitzer 3167 N Elston - - - 300 -
Embassy 3/7 Wurlitzer 3940 W Fullerton 1926 9/2/26 - 1400 Demolished
Englewood 2/4 Wicks 726 W 63rd 1913 - - 1589 Demolished
Famous Gottfried 3644 W Chicago - - - 600 -
Frolic 2/5 Kilgen 951 E 55th 1915 - - 899 Demolished
Gateway 3/11 Wurlitzer Balaban-1 5216 W Lawrence 1930- - - 2045 Cultural center
Gem 2/4 Wurlitzer] 450 S State - - - 434 Demolished
Granada 4/20 Wurlitzer Publix1 6427 N Sheridan 1926 9/18/26 1990 3448 Demolished
Grayland Seeburg Celesta 3940 N Cicero - - - 299 -
Grove 3/13 235 SPEC Wurlitzer 7260 S. Cottage Grove 1925 5/12/26 - 1946 -
Halfield 2/6 Wurlitzer DX 5451 S Halsted 1912-13 - - 994 -
Harvard 2/4 Robert Morton 6312 S Harvard 1914 - - 720- -
Highland 4/21 Barton 7859 S Ashland 1925 5/15/26 - 2086 Church / community center
Highway 3/9 Marr & Colton 6329 S Western 1924 11/26/24 - 998 -
Hollywood 3/8 Wurlitzer E SP 1500 W Fullerton 1925-26 - - 1200 Demolished
Howard 3/8 Kimball (1928) 1621 W Howard 1917 5/4/18 5- 1699 Converted to condos, 1999-2000
Hub Gottfried 1744 W Chicago 1913 - - 769 -
Iris 2/8 Kilgen 5747 W Chicago 1912 - - 895 -
Janet Seeburg Celesta Deluxe 617 W North - - - 299 Demolished
Jeffrey 2/6 Barton 1952 E 71st 1924- - - 1796 -
Karlov Gottfried 4048 W Armitage 1916-17 - - 893 -
Kenwood 2/5 Kilgen 1225 E 47th - - - 885 Demolished
Kimbark 3/7 Kimball 6240 S Kimbark 1913 1999 688 Demolished
Lakeside 2/7 Wurlitzer E 4730 N Sheridan 1915 9/4/15 - 979 Dance school
Langley Smith 706 E 63rd - - - 885 -
LaSalle 2/6 Wurlitzer 152 W Division 1914 - - 728 Demolished
Linden 2/4 Robert Morton 743 W 63rd - - 783 Demolished
McVickers 3/15 Wurlitzer 25 W Madison 1922 9/26/22 - 1865 Demolished
Madison Square 2/7 Wurlitzer E 4730 W Madison 1917 11/7/17 - 1367 Demolished
Manor 3/9 Kimball 5600 W North 1924 - - 1500 Demolished
Maplewood 2m Barton 2811 W Diversey - - - 299 -
Marbro 5/21 Wurlitzer 4124 W Madison 1926 5/28/27 - 4000 Demolished Organ is currently located in Providence RI Performing Arts Center
Marquette 2m Robert Morton 6305 S. Kedzie 1917 - - 948 Demolished
Marshall Square 3/12 Kimball 2871 W 22nd 1917 - - 1500 Concert hall
Metropole 2/3 Kilgen 236 W 31st - - - 299 -
Midwest 3/10 Barton 3538 S Archer 1925 11/19/25 - 1820 Demolished
Milford 2/7 Kilgen 3311 N Crawford 1916-17 2/24/17 1994 1175 Demolished
Milo 3/8 Barton 1821 S Loomis 1925 12/3/25 - 1000 -
Monroe 3/17 Moller 59 W Monroe - - - 1120 Demolished
Mont Clare 3/10 Barton 7133 W Grand 1929 - 1996 1350 Demolished
New Pershing 2m Barton 716 W Roosevelt - - - 633 -
Newberry 2m Wicks 854 N Clark - - - 709 Demolished
Norshore 4/20 Wurlitzer 1749 W Howard 1926 6/17/26 - 3018 Demolished
North Center 3/21 Kimball 4031 N Lincoln 1925 2/3/26 - 2721- -
Nortown 3/15 Wurlitzer 6320 N Western 1931 4/4/31 - 2046 Community center
Oak 2/3 Kilgen 2004 N Western 1910 - - 1046 Demolished
Oakley Gottfried 2320 W Chicago 1917 11/25/17 - 990 Art center
Ogden 2/3 Barton 2762 W Ogden - - - - Demolished
Oriental 4/20 Wurlitzer Publix 1 20 W Randolph 1926 5/8/26 - 3250 Performing Arts Center
Orpheum 2/7 Wurlitzer (185SP) 112 S State 1908 - - 762 -
Paradise 5/21 Wurlitzer 231 N Pulaski 1926 9/14/28 1956 3500 Demolished Organ Became Vaughn/Brown organ
Paramount 2/7 Wurlitzer E 2648 N Milwaukee 1915 - - 988 -
Parkway 2/6 Wurlitzer (D) 11053 S Michigan- - - - 774 -
Patio 3/17 Barton 6008 W Irving Park 1926 1/29/27 - 1500 Closed 2001
Paulina 2/6 Wurlitzer (D) 1335 N Paulina 1912-13 - - 834 Demolished
Peoples 2/3 Wurlitzer (40)

replaced by 2/6 DX

1620 W 47th 1918 1919 2001 1850 Demolished
Piccadilly 4/19 Kilgen 1443 E Hyde Park 1926 1/24/27 - 2892 Demolished (lobby remains)
Portage Park 3m Wurlitzer] 4050 N Milwaukee 1920 12/11/20 - 1970 Closed 2000
Regal 3/14 Barton 4719 South Parkway 1927 2/4/28 1973 3000 Demolished
Riviera 2/9 Wurlitzer (210) 4746 N Racine 1917 0/2/18 - 1945 Concert hall
Rivoli 2/6 Wurlitzer (D) 4380 N Elston 1922 - - 1400 -
Rockne 4/14 Geneva 5821 W Division 1925 - - 1500 Church
Roosevelt 3/20 Kimball 110 N State 1921 4/23/21 - 1591 Demolished
Roseland State 3/12 Moller 11020 S Michigan- - - - 850 -
Rosewood Smith 1823 W Montrose 1916 - - 999 Retail
Schindler's 2/3 Wurlitzer (105) 1005 W Huron - - - 1053 -
Senate 3/18 Kimball 3128 W Madison 1920-21 2/12/21 1977 3127 Demolished
Sheridan 4/17 Wurlitzer 4040 N Sheridan 1927 2/12/27 - 2640 Demolished
Southtown 4/20 Wurlitzer Publix 1 (moved from Congress) 610 W 63rd 1931 12/25/31 1991 3200 Demolished (after use as discount store ended)
Springfield Kilgen? 3857 W Roosevelt- - - - 290 -
State 3/15 Wurlitzer (moved to Trinanon Ballrood) 5814 W Madison 1925 - - 1900 Demolished
State-Lake 3/13 Wurlitzer 190 N State 1917-19 3/17/19 - 3000 Converted to ABC7 Television Studio
Stratford 3/22 Kimball 715 W 63rd 1919 9/4/20 - 2500 Demolished
Symphony 4/14 Kimball 4937 W Chicago 1927-28 - - - Demolished
Terminal 4/17 Wurlitzer (260-4M) 3315 W Lawrence 1925 1/7/26 - 1800 Demolished
Tiffin 3/10 Wurlitzer (3M SP) 4045 W North 1922 10/30/22 - 2300 Demolished
Tivoli 3/17 Wurlitzer 6325 S Cottage Grove 1921 2/16/21 1963 3400 Demolished
Tower 4/20 Wurlitzer Publix 1 1510 E 63rd 1925 4/11/25 - 3014 Demolished
Twentieth Century 3/5 Kilgen 3530 W Roosevelt 1912-13 - - 796 -
United Artists 2/10 Wurlitzer Randolph and Dearborn 1922 12/26/27 1989 1694 Demolished
Uptown 4/28 Wurlitzer 4614 N Broadway 1925 8/18/25 - 4307 Closed (preservation groups trying to save)
Vendome 2m Robert Morton 3145 S State 1918 - 1949 1265 Demolished
Vision Gottfried 2650 W Division - - - 722 -
West End 3/14 Kimball 121 N Cicero 1916 - - 1119 -
West Englewood (Ogden) 2/10 Kimball 1619 W 63rd 1920 - - 2042 -
White Palace 2/5 Kilgen 1609 S Kedzie 1910 5/10 - 750 -
Wicker Park Smith - - - - - -
Windsor 2/7 Wurlitzer (E) - - - - - -
Wonderland (New Wonderland) 3/9 Kimball 734 W Madison 1906 - - 383 -
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