Chicagoist remembers Will Rogers Theatre

posted by Michael Zoldessy on December 20, 2007 at 5:42 am

CHICAGO, IL — The Chicagoist paints a heart warming picture of a time gone by, circling around the Will Rogers Theater

Now this brings back some memories. We’ve always had this fascination with old movie houses. It probably started with Sunday family days at the Will Rogers Theatre at 5641 W. Belmont in the mid-70’s. It was the perfect capper to a day in Belmont Central. Mom would take us shopping for clothes at Goldblatt’s — those stores were actually respectable then — or Jack Robbins, maybe have some lunch under the Golden Arches. Then we’d stop at a Rexall Drug store, buy candy and pop (movie theater concessions were always expensive), sneak it inside, and watch cartoons followed by a Disney movie, or maybe an old Benji flick.

Read more at the link above and see the great photo too.

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Senorsock
Senorsock on December 20, 2007 at 11:32 pm

A grand, great place to see a movie. It’s probably one of the reasons I still love old theatres and love visiting Cinema Treasures. The Will Rogers is missed, but lives on in memory.

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