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Broan commented about Oasis Drive-In on May 19, 2016 at 2:48 pm

The Oasis sign was recently removed. victim of road widening for the I-90 interchange rebuild.

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Broan commented about AMC Loews Norridge 10 on May 16, 2016 at 4:44 pm

I’m surprised they’re actually interested in reusing the building.

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Broan commented about Tivoli Theatre on Apr 26, 2016 at 7:06 am

Trivia: the Curtiss One-Hour Dry Cleaners building at 935 Curtiss was constructed to be a movie theater. However, the Tivoli was begun soon after and the other project was dropped due to inability to compete with B&K. The unfinished auditorium of the theater on Curtiss was later used as an auto dealership and garage.

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Broan commented about Parthenon Theatre on Apr 21, 2016 at 7:19 pm

Rapp & Rapp did the remodel. Maybe not George & Cornelius by that point in time.

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Broan commented about Parthenon Theatre on Apr 21, 2016 at 7:19 pm

Architect was E.P. Rupert for R. Levine & Co.

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Broan commented about Berwyn Theatre on Apr 21, 2016 at 7:11 pm

Architect was E.P. Rupert for R. Levine & Co

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Broan commented about Indiana Theatre on Apr 21, 2016 at 7:10 pm

Architect was E.P. Rupert for R. Levine & Co

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Broan commented about Loomis Theatre on Apr 21, 2016 at 7:06 pm

Here is a photo of the Loomis from THSA.

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Broan commented about LaGrange Theatre on Apr 21, 2016 at 6:58 pm

The La Grange was NOT designed by Rapp & Rapp. It was designed by E.P. Rupert for R. Levine & Co. Article in photos section.

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Broan commented about Hoosier Theatre on Apr 21, 2016 at 6:41 pm

Architect was E.P. Rupert for firm R. Levine & Company

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Broan commented about Alvin Theatre on Apr 9, 2016 at 7:36 pm

It would be great if you could post some renovation photos here.

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Broan commented about Alvin Theatre on Apr 9, 2016 at 7:15 pm

There’s not likely to be much out there. The Theatre Historical Society in Elmhurst may or may not have anything. I find that the building permit was listed in the November 9, 1912 issue of American Contractor, so it was likely opened in 1913. The architect was David Saul Klafter, who designed a number of mostly inexpensively-built small movie theaters in the early teens. The most recognizable of these today is now the Fluevog store in Wicker Park. The theater was built for owners Louis and Samuel Ogus and Frank Rabinovich and leased to Alvin Alberti. The building was sold to Herman R. Misch in November 1914. It was being run by George L. Levine and showing Triangle and Universal Pictures. The association with Triangle may explain the triangle decorations on the exterior. George Levine was an interesting guy who grew up with the motion picture industry. He started as a peanut boy at the Iola Theater in Wicker Park as a peanut boy and became assistant manager there by age 12. By 16, he became manager of the Alvin. At 19, he left to work for Universal’s Chicago branch as a salesman. At 21, he became manager of their short film distribution in Chicago. The next year, he became manager of Universal’s Milwaukee Film Exchange. At 28 he was promoted to manage all short subjects for Universal in New York, but moved back to run Milwaukee again after a few months of outcry. He remained Carl Laemmle’s right hand man in the Midwest until 1935. He remained in the business, operating theaters independently until the 1960s.

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Broan commented about Embassy Theatre on Apr 9, 2016 at 3:11 pm

Seems to have been originally planned for Lubliner & Trinz and designed by David Saul Klafter. http://archive.org/stream/movpicwor63movi#page/n43/mode/2up/search/klafter

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Broan commented about Cascade Drive-In on Jan 23, 2016 at 7:50 am

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160123/business/160129472/ The Cascade may be threatened in the future by property owners, over the objections of its operators.

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Broan commented about Clermont Theatre on Jan 18, 2016 at 7:33 am

They had a party yesterday, but do not close until tomorrow.

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Broan commented about Windsor Theatre on Jan 17, 2016 at 4:26 pm

Here is a THSA photo of the art deco exterior.

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Broan commented about Will Rogers Theater on Jan 17, 2016 at 4:22 pm

Here is a photo of the Will Rogers auditorium from THSA. Several others can be found through search.

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Broan commented about Times Theatre on Jan 17, 2016 at 4:10 pm

Here is a THSA photo of the art deco front of the Times.

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Broan commented about Terminal Theatre on Jan 17, 2016 at 4:08 pm

Here is a nice interior view from THSA. Several more are searchable there.

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Broan commented about Symphony Theater on Jan 17, 2016 at 4:07 pm

Here, Here and Here are THSA photos of the Symphony.

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Broan commented about Shore Theatre on Jan 17, 2016 at 4:04 pm

Here and Here are THSA photos of this theatre.

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Broan commented about Cinestage Theatre on Jan 17, 2016 at 3:49 pm

Here is a THSA photo of the Selwyn’s terrible projection booth. More photos available there through search.

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Broan commented about Rose Theatre on Jan 17, 2016 at 3:47 pm

Here is a photo of the Rose.

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Broan commented about Englewood Theatre on Jan 17, 2016 at 3:46 pm

Here and Here are THSA pictures.

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Broan commented about RKO Grand Theatre on Jan 17, 2016 at 3:45 pm

Here is a photo during the 4 Cohans conversion. Here is is as the Grand Opera House. Here and Here as the RKO Grand.