Ascher Brothers

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Ascher Brothers was a theater business in Chicago and Wisconsin.[1] It was owned by brothers including Max Ascher, Nathan Ascher, and Harry Ascher. The business owned more than two dozen theaters[2] and was one of the city's largest owners of theaters along with Lubliner and Trinz.[3]

One of their theaters opened across from Marshall Field and Company on State Street.[4][5]

Their theaters included Portage Theater.

Henry L. Newhouse designed several of their theaters.

Theaters

  • Portage Theater
  • Columbus Theater (1916) at 6236 South Ashland (63rd St. And Ashland Avenue)[6]
  • Commercial Theater (1920) at 9150 South Commercial
  • Frolic Theater (1915) at 951 East 55th Street
  • Cosmo Theater (1913) at 7938 South Halsted

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References

  1. Schiecke, Konrad (February 10, 2017). Downtown Chicago's Historic Movie Theatres. McFarland. ISBN 9780786488650 – via Google Books.
  2. "The Chicago Banker: A Weekly Paper Devoted to the Banking and Financial Interests of the Middle West". Chicago Banker Company. May 1, 1922 – via Google Books.
  3. Balaban, David (October 13, 2006). The Chicago Movie Palaces of Balaban and Katz. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 9780738539867 – via Google Books.
  4. Schiecke, Konrad (February 10, 2017). Downtown Chicago's Historic Movie Theatres. McFarland. ISBN 9780786488650 – via Google Books.
  5. 7http://cinematreasures.org/chains/11/previous?status=all
  6. "The Moving Picture World". World Photographic Publishing Company. October 13, 1916 – via Google Books.
  7. Schiecke, Konrad (February 28, 2011). Historic Movie Theatres in Illinois, 1883-1960. McFarland. ISBN 9780786449200 – via Google Books.

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