The Chicago Theater, in Chicago, Il, has had a rich history since it opened in 1921. The Chicago Theatre was the first large, lavish movie palace in America and was the prototype for all others. This beautiful movie palace was constructed for $4 million by theatre owners Barney and Abe Balaban and Sam and Morris Katz and designed by Cornelius and George Rapp. It was the flagship of the Balaban and Katz theatre chain.
The theater is still around today and is well-preserved. See a full history here.