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DavidZornig commented about Fargo Theatre on May 26, 2013 at 1:09 pm

I just added 3 images to the Photos Section. They are courtesy of Chicago graphic artist Shelley Howard. Who in the early `80s was commissioned to design an art deco motif at the Fargo Theatre. For it’s brief run as a designer clothing outlet. This would be what Darrel Wood’s 2005 post refers to.

He designed and painted the marquee and the murals in the lobby interior.

Shelley also designed promotional posters for JAM Productions concerts in Chicago, that hung above the door of NEO nightclub & other clubs. Old school graphics via keyline & paste up, no computers.

DavidZornig commented about Gateway Theatre on May 25, 2013 at 6:36 am

The 11/21/60 photo I just added was courtesy of Jeff Davies via the Historic Florida FB page. CT added the pic before I could finish the full description.

DavidZornig commented about Joyland Theatre on May 22, 2013 at 4:53 pm

The photo I added posted before I could finish it’s description. It is the Chicago Theatre presumably after it closed in 1951. Photo courtesy of IIRC via Scott Grieg via the Forgotten Chicago FB page.

DavidZornig commented about Chicago Theatre presumably during conversion to the Joyland Theatre. on May 22, 2013 at 4:50 pm

The photo I added posted before I could give it a full description. It is the Chicago Theatre presumably during it’s conversion into the Joyland Theatre. Photo circa 1951-1952 courtesy of IIRC via Scott Grieg on Forgotten Chicago FB page.

DavidZornig commented about Cherokee Theatre on May 11, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Could this theater also have been called The Capitol Theater at one time? I saw a photo of a Capitol in Lafollette that later became McCarty Fashion Store. I can find no Capitol Theater in Tennessee on CT.

DavidZornig commented about Alex Theater on Apr 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Just added 2 images of a 1926 Hamlin Theatre program, courtesy of Bruce Kelleher. Though 1925 is written along the top, all the films were released in 1926.

DavidZornig commented about Wilson Avenue Theater on Jan 18, 2013 at 7:39 am

Coincidentally there is an article about the recent sale of this theater that came out today. if the link doesn’t work.

DavidZornig commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jan 15, 2013 at 9:47 am

Ironically I just received this update, but didn’t recognize the theater name in my e-mail. That’s because since my last update this morning, the Grauman names has been removed from the header on this Cinema Treasures page.

I think it should have been left in place, as it is the most recognizable name associated with this theater. Was TCL behind this change, on a forum that deals more in the history of theaters? I’m just curious, because the CT search feature is not very thorough to begin with. And removing the historic Grauman name will just cause confusion. (It’s the Marshall Fields/Macy’s mess all over again to us in Chicago)

I spent an hour or so searching for a theater on Division Street in Chicago. Only to have another forum find it as The Vision Theater, and sure enough on Division St. The CT search field never brought it up, even though I used every combination of Division Street, St., West, W., Chicago etc.

DavidZornig commented about Roosevelt Theater on Jan 10, 2013 at 6:57 pm

FYI. Added to the Photos section one I found of Facebook of an Auburn promotion at the Roosevelt.

DavidZornig commented about Wilmette Theatre circa 1930. Photo Source Unknown on Nov 10, 2012 at 10:21 am

I posted in the Photos Section a 1930’s era photo. Photo source unknown.

DavidZornig commented about Coronet Theatre on Nov 6, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Correction to the circa 1928 photo I just posted. Photo credit should got to Barney Neuberger via Scott Greig.

DavidZornig commented about Victoria Theatre on Oct 21, 2012 at 2:32 am

FYI. Just uploaded a 1929 theatre program for John Ford’s “the Black Watch” to the Photos section. It includes a small floor plan diagram. Photo courtesy of Decaying Hollywood Mansions FB page.

DavidZornig commented about Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre on Oct 3, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Hmmm. I’m still getting “Image cannot be displayed because it contains errors” in faint lettering at the top.

DavidZornig commented about Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre on Oct 3, 2012 at 3:08 pm

btkreft, there is no photo on that link. Just a grey background.

DavidZornig commented about RKO Fordham Theatre on Sep 19, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Here’s the YouTube link of “The Wanderers” opening credits featuring the RKO Fordham.

DavidZornig commented about Congress Theater on Jul 25, 2012 at 7:29 pm

I would only be against them taking over the Portage, if they insist on removing the seats. The neighborhood is still a movie going clientele. One of the main reasons there was such opposition to the church. If they remove the seats to make it a concert venue only, it will be the same as if the church had taken it over anyway. There will be no way to run classic films or staged events without seats.

DavidZornig commented about Tivoli Theatre on Jul 11, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Here’s the link to the Geico commercial featuring the exterior of the Tivoli. I hope this works.

DavidZornig commented about Garden Theatre 1946. on Jun 13, 2012 at 7:22 am

Correction, the photo I posted is post 1959.

DavidZornig commented about Mystic Theatre on May 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm

There is a brief shot of the State Theater in the background, in a scene in “American Graffiti”. I believe it is when Milner pulls up to save Toad during a beating by the car thieves who stole the `58 Impala. Also when Milner returns to his own car.

DavidZornig commented about Esquire Theatre on May 13, 2012 at 9:22 am

Broan, your above link is not accessable.
When CT changed their website format, they changed the manner in which links need to be embedded into comments.

Unfortunately I do not know what that requires. Therefore I only attach photos in the Photo Section.

DavidZornig commented about Lincoln Village 1-6 on Apr 14, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Just drove by it. Still looks like the profile picture. “Pineapple Express” & “Tropic Thunder” are still on the marquee.

DavidZornig commented about St. George Theatre on Mar 10, 2012 at 7:11 am

NBC Today show ran a piece this morning about “SMASH”, shot in the St. George. Interiors, backstage, on stage production shots & short interviews with 3 lead cast members. It might be up on the Today Show or NBC’s website.

(I predict now, that after that show’s TV run, a stage version is actually developed.)

St. George’s website lists their address as 35 Hyatt Street, not 25 BTW.

DavidZornig commented about Woods Theater on Feb 29, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Cool. It appears to Roland Burris & Ald. Fred Roti (gray trench coat)standing to the left in the photo.

DavidZornig commented about Lake Shore Theater on Feb 28, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Hi Broan. You may not be aware, but the last 3 links you added in the comments section are not viewable. Apparently when CT upgraded this website, it altered the way outside links have to be added to comments, in order to be accessable. Maybe you can check with the CT Administrators on how to do that, and re-post the links previously within your 06/21/11, 11/6/11 & 02/28/12 posts.

DavidZornig commented about Rhode Center for the Arts on Feb 6, 2012 at 8:54 am

FYI. I’ve added a few pages of interior photos of the Rhode Opera House in the Photos section. Thank You to the Rhode Staff for access to your beautiful theatre.