Des Plaines Theatre District

Des Plaines Theatre

The theatre is a Spanish Baroque Revival treasure built in 1925

Des Plaines, IL

Des Plaines is a suburb of Chicago and is next to O'Hare International Airport

McDonald's Museum

The McDonald's #1 Store Museum is housed in a replica of the former McDonald's restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois

Lyca Mobile

Businesses in the Des Plaines Theatre District

Sugar Bowl

Calm, old-fashioned diner dishing up hearty American breakfast & lunch standards. Learn More

Dung Gia

Storefront eatery offering a large menu of traditional Vietnamese dishes, including pho.

Leona's Restaurant

Old-school local chain offering homestyle Italian & American standards & a kids' menu.


Sushi & Japanese cuisine from the Kansai region, plus weekday lunch specials, in a minimalist space.

Des Plaines Theatre History

Designed by architectural firm of Betts & Holcomb for the Polka Brothers it was a vaudeville theatre until bought by the H&E Balaban theatre chain and became primarily a first run movie theatre, receiving its trademark art deco elements. Its elegant interior features irreplaceable plaster work and its facade has patterned terra cotta. The theatre is a Spanish Baroque Revival treasure built in 1925 features a distinguishing marquee which has made it symbolic of the city for generations.