When the Glen Brothers Piano Company opened its new store in 1923, the third floor included a 200-seat recital space named Chickering Hall. The acoustics were described as “absolutely perfect.” In 1975 the building was remodeled into the Washington Fair, a mall with a dozen specialty shops. The stage on the third floor became the Laughing Gypsy Comedy Theatre and later the Famous Films Theatre.
The Carriage Square Trolley theater was located at 1785 West 4120 South
and had two screens. The theater was built by Trolley Theaters,
but later managed by Plitt and Cineplex Odeon. Cineplex Odeon closed
the theater in January 1988 because the theater couldn't compete showing
first-run movies. They reopened the theater in July 1988 as a dollar
theater and renamed it Carriage Square Cinemas. The theater was
later closed and converted into a gym.