6134 West Cermack Road
Cicero, Illinois 60804
The Olympic Theater is a moderate-sized theater housed within a larger building. The facade is in an understated Neo-Classical style and the interior is reminiscent of French Renaissance. It opened in 1927, originally as a ballroom. On November 19, 1937 it was converted into a movie house playing Alice Faye in “You Can’t Have Everything” & Pat O’Brien in “San Quentin”. It remained as a movie theater until closing in 1993, after falling in disrepair.
The Olympic Theater briefly reopened in 1994 as a venue for a live theater production, but closed again in less than a year, sitting vacant for a handful of years.
Now under new management, the theater has returned to its original name, the Olympic Theater, and reopened on March 8, 2008. The theater now hosts concerts, comedy shows, pageants, plays and other live entertainment. The Olympic Theater is currently undergoing renovations including state of the art audio and visual components.