58 East Oak Street
Chicago, IL 60611
From Cinema Treasures: The beautiful Streamline Moderne Esquire's historic exterior is in stark contrast to its carved up interior.
Originally the 1938 movie house had a single auditorium with over 1,400 seats, but the Esquire underwent a conversion to a six-plex in the late 80's.
Most recently operated by the AMC Entertainment chain after many years under the Loews Cineplex chain, the Esquire was closed in September 2006.
The building is set to be demolished sometime in 2009, and an upcale retail center is supposed to take its place (until recently plans also included a boutique hotel tower, but that portion of the project has been dropped by the developer).