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Contrary to the popular narrative, the Central Park did not open with air conditioning and was not the first in Chicago with air conditioning. Its sister, the Riviera, announced its “freezing plant” June 12, 1919. The Central Park’s was announced June 21, 1919. Ad is posted in Photos section.
Never on a regular basis. But last I checked, cinema treasures accepted submissions of such theaters anyway.
No Man’s Land was the unincorporated area between Wilmette and Kenilworth along Sheridan Road, nowhere near Lakeview. The Teatro was the Teatro del Lago, not the Mode.
Woodfield, South Barrington, Cantera have
New article here
Now 5 screens. http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/news/ct-prh-pickwick-new-theater-tl-0831-20170825-story.html
Jonrev, can you please post some of your great pics here?
This is the De Luxe in Uptown. You failed to read the caption.
If you had linked the page you got this from, you would see this is the auditorium of the Deluxe theater.
If you had linked the page you got this from, you would see this is the foyer of the Deluxe theater.
Margaret Illington was a popular stage actress who took her odd stage name from her hometown of Bloomington, Illinois.
November 29, 1919 Motion Picture News
This theater was initially built for Edward Kounovsky at a cost of $91,000. Before opening, it was to be known as the Fairfield. Kounovsky had built the nearby Douglas in 1910.
The Douglas was built in 1910 by Edward Kounovsky, who later opened the nearby Parkway. It was sold to Brunhild & Young in 1923.
Motion Picture News, July 11, 1911
The mansard front has been removed, and there is a sign in the window saying “Coming Soon: Community Center and Theater”
They’ve gone to recliners now and cut down to 24 screens. Many of the auditoriums only seat 30 now.
On 8/4/16 Variety reported that the Germania had opened July 29, 1916, calling the house “one of the prettiest in Chicago”.
On 9/21/17 the Chicago Tribune reported that Lubliner & Trinz were negotiating to lease the theater, this must have fallen through.
It was renamed by May, 1918 due to WWI anti-German sentiment.
Erected by Edward I. Bloom. Initially booked by Ascher Bros. The Jackson Park gained a reputation for music starting in 1918, when Leo B. Salkin replaced W.P. Clement as manager (Clement went on to build the Stratford). (Moving Picture World, April 17, 1920). Starting in 1922, Salkin also managed the Kenwood. Renovated in 1936 (pictured above). Bloom would later build the Shore theater.