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Chicago, IL: Cinema Chatham Powered by Emagine Closed

Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024 2:01 PM

'Closed' sign

The Cinema Chatham Powered by Emagine in Chicago, Illinois has closed.

Located about ten miles south of downtown Chicago between the Dan Ryan Expressway and Holland Road, the movie theater was operated by Cinema Chatham as a franchise of the Emagine Entertainment theater chain. According to a news article published in the Chicago Sun-Times (see below), Emagine's CEO Anthony LaVerde stated that the theater was "no longer economically viable."

The movie theater originally opened in 1997 as the ICE Chatham 14 as a partnership between Inner City Entertainment and Cineplex Odeon. It closed in October 2012, but then reopened later that same month under F&F Management. It was sold to Studio Movie Grill in 2014 and was renamed to the Studio Movie Grill - Chatham in 2017. Unfortunately, the theater closed in 2021 after Studio Movie Grill filed for bankruptcy in 2020. It opened in its current iteration in 2021.

Moviegoers showed up to the theater today only to find the theater closed and a sign on the door that read:

Sorry we are closed

Dear Cinema Chatham Guests,

We extend our heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering support and patronage. It has been a pleasure serving you.

Please note that we are permanently closed.

We appreciate your understanding.

The Cinema Chatham Team

Those moviegoers will need to visit one of the other nearby theaters, including the Doc Films - Max Palevsky Cinema, the Giant Dome Theater - Museum of Science & Industry, and the Main Street Theatres - Harper Theater. The closest Emagine Entertainment location is the Emagine Frankfort, which is about 18 miles away.

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