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This theater has not reopened yet. According to their website and recorded phone message, there are unresolved code issues and legal matters that are delaying the opening.
And after Michael Moore is gone, then what? By lending his name to the effort, he might be able to mobilize long-term support to ensure that this theater will continue to exist.
The Google Map view is of 110 W Madison in Oak Park, IL, not downtown Chicago.
BTW, the film that opened the theater was “Cain and Mabel.” A clever play on words.
I’ve updated the street view. Looks like the original blade sign has been retained.
A shot of this theater with the marquee and blade sign lit appears in a new Mitsubishi Automobile commercial.
when I would visit relatives in Cincinnati as a youngster from Chicago in the 50’s, there was definitely de facto segregation in public places, like movie theaters and the Coney Island amusement park.
No surprises here. In his autobiography, the comedian Dick Gregory wrote about having to sit in the segregated balcony of a Carbondale Illinois movie theater. Illinois and Ohio did not have Jim Crow laws on the books, but they existed in unofficial practice,nonetheless.
It appears that there is an ongoing effort to reopen this theater as a community arts center.
Galesville was director/writer Nicholas Ray’s home town. He probably got some of his interest in films by attending this theater, I would imagine.
This theater is closed and has been for at least 2 years.
According to the article, this theater is getting more than a facelift. The interior has been gutted and repurposed.
This building was recently featured on “American Pickers.” The school is used as a warehouse by a local developer who is renovating the community.
Popular place. This theater showed up again on “Dateline NBC” tonight. In “Deadly House of Cards”, an aspiring young Edmonton movie producer turned killer is profiled.
The theater is currently closed as it is moving to a new location at 1436 Main Street in Troy. The name is now Troy Movie House and it is scheduled to reopen in November. Information can be found on the website: http://troymoviehouse.com/
New website. http://www.foxcinemacafe.com/
A shot of Langdon’s Main Street with the Roxy front and center showed up on NBC’s “Dateline” show last night.
Here is a picture of the Gem from 1915.
Status should be demolished. The address given is incorrect. More llikely it is 151 South Ludington. This picture taken today from that location matches Don Lewis' postcard picture.
Notice that the sign for the steakhouse is identical to the 1960 picture, as well as is the cornice on the building adjacent to it . The theater has been replaced by the Columbus Public Safety Building at the right in this picture.
According to the website, the Patio will reopen on June 3 with a screening of “Thor.”
Hope it works out OK.
This theater closed in March, 2010 after the town cancelled the operator’s lease.
This theater has now gone digital.
A lot more is involved than installing new equipment. To prevent dust intrusion, the projection booth had to be sealed and air-conditioned.
Here’s a couple of old interior pictures from the collection of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Click on the small pictures to expand them.
Here’s an early 1900s picture of the Gotham Theater, showing an elevated train, a streetcar, and other vehicles. Click on the picture to enlarge.
Chicago had its film row on South Wabash Avenue. Here’s an article on those times
The theater marquee is prominently featured in the movie “Hop” which opened this weekend.