A night at the Parkway

posted by Michael Zoldessy on July 10, 2007 at 3:55 pm

CHICAGO, IL — Scott Marks shares some memories of his days working at the Parkway Theatre.

The Parkway was a grind house in the purest sense of the term. Located at Clark & Diversey in Chicago, the theatre never took an intermission break going from Feature 1 to trailers to Feature 2 to trailers, etc.

For years, the Parkway wallowed in Grade Z material, but late in 1979, the Landmark chain purchased the joint and turned it into a revival house. I managed the place for a couple years in the early 80s, just before home video made its debut.

Read the full post along with an image of a schedule from the theatre on Empulsion Compulsion.

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