Comments from Tim O'Neill

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Tim O'Neill commented about New 400 Theaters on Jun 6, 2017 at 5:05 am
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Tim O'Neill commented about Will Rogers Theater on May 9, 2017 at 9:15 am

The Will Rogers was demolished in 1990 after being closed for four years. I added a photo that was taken in either 1989 or 1990. Notice the Daley for Mayor bench.

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Tim O'Neill commented about 1981 photo credit John P. Keating Jr. on Apr 17, 2017 at 7:30 am

Photo snapped in 1982.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Colony Theater on Apr 12, 2017 at 5:46 am

Justin; Go down there and ask one of the business managers (within the premises of the Colony Theatre building) who owns the property and get some contact info.

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Tim O'Neill commented about State-Lake Theater on Apr 7, 2017 at 8:24 pm

THE EXORCIST didn’t open at the State-Lake on December 26, 1973. It started showing at the State-Lake in February, 1974. The big 1973 Christmas attraction at the State-Lake was PAPILLON.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Coral Theatre on Mar 30, 2017 at 10:06 am

Cineplex-Odeon came to the Chicago market in the Fall of 1985.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Town Theatre on Jan 31, 2017 at 7:22 am

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-highland-town-decision-st-0201-20170131-story.html

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Tim O'Neill commented about Davis Theater on Jan 31, 2017 at 7:01 am

This theatre now has THREE auditoriums.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Clermont Theatre on Jan 26, 2017 at 2:32 pm

The Clermont is currently being demolished. The front facade is still standing but I don’t know if it will survive the wrecker’s ball.

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Tim O'Neill commented about 1980 photo credit Kaci Steder‎. on Jan 10, 2017 at 2:12 pm

BREAKER MORANT opened at the Biograph Theatre on Friday, April 10, 1981.

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Tim O'Neill commented about 1980 photo credit Kaci Steder‎. on Jan 10, 2017 at 2:11 pm

BREAKER MORANT opened at the Biograph on Friday, April 10, 1981.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Biograph Theater on Jan 10, 2017 at 1:51 pm

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.

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Tim O'Neill commented about January 1965 photo via Tim O'Neill. on Jan 5, 2017 at 3:29 am

Photo by Gerry Souter.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Regal Webster Place 11 on Sep 13, 2016 at 8:13 pm

Theatre 9 has 107 seats. Theatre 10 has 95 seats.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Cinema Theater on Sep 13, 2016 at 3:33 am

I’m writing this on September 13, 2016. Today is the 35th Anniversary of the closing of the Cinema Theatre.

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Tim O'Neill commented about United Artists Theatre on Sep 13, 2016 at 2:12 am

Hey, Barry. Check out the photo section. I just posted a photo of the auditorium.

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Tim O'Neill commented about 9/29/64 photo via Tim O'Neill. on Aug 11, 2016 at 4:59 pm

Chicago Tribune photo.

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Tim O'Neill commented about 9/29/64 photo via Tim O'Neill. on Aug 11, 2016 at 4:59 pm

Chicago Tribune photo.

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Tim O'Neill commented about McVickers Theater on Jul 31, 2016 at 10:29 pm

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.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Village Art Theatre on Jun 23, 2016 at 6:55 am

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.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Esquire Theatre on Feb 2, 2016 at 10:33 am

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.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Circa 1943 photo courtesy of Philip Wizenick. on Jan 31, 2016 at 11:10 am

February or March, 1944.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre on Jan 10, 2016 at 9:52 am

I believe the actual closing date was Sunday, January 4, 1981.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Loop Theater on Jan 8, 2016 at 5:47 pm

STRAIGHT TIME is on TCM tonight. 12:30 a.m. central time. 1:30 a.m. eastern time.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Post 1980 photo credit Saul Smaizys. on Jan 5, 2016 at 12:16 pm

October, 1981.