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BREAKER MORANT opened at the Biograph Theatre on Friday, April 10, 1981.
BREAKER MORANT opened at the Biograph on Friday, April 10, 1981.
CStefanic. The Biograph has screened some digital presentations in its main theatre. A digital projector was temporarily installed. I’m sure anything can be screened there as long as the equipment is installed, as well as a screen.
Photo by Gerry Souter.
Theatre 9 has 107 seats. Theatre 10 has 95 seats.
I’m writing this on September 13, 2016. Today is the 35th Anniversary of the closing of the Cinema Theatre.
Hey, Barry. Check out the photo section. I just posted a photo of the auditorium.
Chicago Tribune photo.
I highly doubt there was a James Brown concert at the McVickers Theatre. By 1983/1984, the McVickers was showing mostly kung fu movies. I don’t ever recall hearing about a concert there at the time.
Somebody wrote to me and told me that the Germania Theatre might have opened on June 24, 1916; although he said that is unconfirmed. Does anyone out there know an exact date of the Germania’s opening? I can’t find any ads in the June 24, 1916 Tribune.
GONE WITH THE WIND premiered simultaneously at the Woods and Oriental Theatres. Maybe GWTW played at the Esquire later in 1940; I’m not sure.
February or March, 1944.
I believe the actual closing date was Sunday, January 4, 1981.
STRAIGHT TIME is on TCM tonight. 12:30 a.m. central time. 1:30 a.m. eastern time.
You’re right, David. Maybe the building was completed in late 1917 but the theatre took a little longer to complete in early 1918.
Paul Fortini: Brotman & Sherman operated the original LV; which would later get triplexed by Essaness Theatres. The LV 1-6 was build by CO.
A 1984 article with some inaccuracies.
It turns out the United Artists was still in operation as of February, 1988. Here’s a newspaper ad from February 26, 1988. Cineplex Odeon pulled out of there , I believe, in late 1987 and Henry Plitt took it back briefly, if I’m not mistaken.
The Water Tower 1-4 closed in May, 2000. The Water Tower 5-7 closed in November, 2000. Village Entertainment re-opened the 5-7 theatres in August, 2002. Closed one year later.
I wanted to correct something in the “previous operator” section of this overview. Cineplex Odeon never operated the Webster Place Theatres. In order, since 1988: M&R Amusement Companies; M&R Loews; Loews; Sony; Loews Cineplex; AMC Loews; Kerasotes; Regal.
Webster Place Theatres now have recliner seats. See photo in photo section.
I did a little newspaper research. The Capitol Theatre closed in 1974.