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It always amazes me that New York has those palaces still standing and Chicago lags behind. We do have three downtown, but our Uptown Theatre is still in limbo with no direction it seems. This is our Loew’s Kings! But unlike the King’s, not much going on at Broadway & Lawrence ave.
These two above comments make me want to pack now!!!
Is someone filming the day to day work do you think? It would make quite a DVD passed out to opening night crowd.
I wonder if the Kings is on schedule to re-open in 2014? Only two years away and I can hardly wait!!!
What a wonderful link…Thanks
Great Movies in Great Theaters!!!
Tinseltoes, you’re the tops! Thanks
Wow what a show and a movie too!! Inagine the choice for a New Yorker at that time. One movie palace after another to attend on any given day, Thanks Tinseltoes for the history lession..
Agree with the two of you. I can see beyond the ruins of the theater. There is so much beauty there as the pictures above proves. We need a savior not a wrecking ball!!!
You should live so long!!!!!!!!
Thank you David…. It was worth the wait….I felt I was almost there. The powers of presentation sure knew how to show a special film like this one. I remember seeing “The Robe” in Chicago for the first film in Cinemascope at my neighborhood Balaban & Katz Marbro theater and had the same magical feeling. The theaters where these epics played were just so much part of the whole experience…
Davidgreene5, You take your time until you are ready to post. Loew’s State isn’t going anywhere. AGRoura must be having a persoanl crisis……
Me too, please please post……..
Wow!! I bet nobody forget that experience.. Thanks Tinseltoes for your updates. Just imagine, all that for a couple of dollars…..
Thanks! Kings was a better choice..
Why Tilden? Is that a name of a person? Or a place?
Hear Hear!!!! It was a beauty………
I only hope by the time 2014 comes around the US ecomomy improves. Otherwise at 50+ dollars a seat, it might be hard to fill the theatre seats night after night being more of a threat than TV in the 1950’s.
What a great pix!! I remember this theater only as being closed and the article in the newswpaper of it being torn down. What a massive vertical sign!!!! Wasn’t it on Chicago Ave? or North Ave?
Wonderful to see it beginning to unfold. Loved the video! Many thanks..
“Drama at the Keiths” Now Playing at RKO Keith’s…
Great photo..Would love to see same photo in late 40’s & 50’s same view new signage. Thanks.
It is so wonderful to read all of these dates and I enjoy them so. In many ways you keep the Loew’s Capitol stll “alive”. Thank you.
Ditto, I will also check it out. Always interested about stories of the majestic Marbro….
Thanks for pix’s. This theater must have been a stunner when it opened and operated!
May I suggest Cinema Treasure name tags with our names.
I expect it to be as exciting as it was years ago when the theater opened its doors for the first time. Actually more exciting because so many palaces were opening in the 1920’s it was “common” to see what one would outdo the other. This will be a real Phoenix rising from the ashes!
It is indeed confirmed fact. The organ was removed from the home in Il. and is on its way to Oklahoma before being shipped out east. I can hardly wait to attend the re-opening in 2014. That will quite a night!