News about 53rd St. in Hyde Park, Chicago

Signage going up at Harper Theater

Workers began installing the marquee and vertical blade signs at Harper Theater this week, signaling that the new theater will be opening soon.

The New 400 Theaters will operate the theater at 53rd Street and Harper Avenue as a four-screen multiplex, with 90 to 138 seats per screen. Sign installation is scheduled to be complete today, and the newly renovated theater is expected to open in the coming weeks.


The blade sign, which is 24-feet tall and about 4-feet wide, arrived at the theater site earlier this week. Photo courtesy of Jon Dennis.


Installation of the 38’ x 3’6”marquee is nearly complete. Photo by Rob Kozloff.


The Harper Theater blade sign lit up last night. Photo by Rob Kozloff.