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Actually, West Town streetcars crossed Austin Boulevard at Lake Street on March 30, 1947, using temporary rails. This was due to the abandonment of West Town streetcar service and the only way the cars could reach the Suburban carbarn in North Riverside was over the tracks of the Chicago Transit Authority’s carlines.
The exterior of this theater is featured in the 2011 “Muppets” movie.
I agree completely. Sometimes I have to dig to find out where the theater is located in these stories.
Not only will it remove a cultural icon, it will also take the property off the tax rolls. Not a good thing for a city needing all the revenue it can get.
The Google view has it right. It’s the tall building in the center.
The CBS show “48 Hours Mystery” had a shot of the theater marquee in a recent show.
A church might preserve the building somewhat, but it also removes the property from the tax rolls. Not a smart idea for a city that needs all the revenue it can get.
This theater is now part of the AMC chain. Its official name is the AMC Star Johnson Creek 12.
Lamentably, one of the injured fire fighters has died as a result of the blaze.
The theater is closed. Some friends of mine had been doing volunteer work last year on the electrical systems but finally gave up because of lack of financial support.
My guess as to location would be the building next door at 1253, the Foot Locker store. The style of building and size conforms more closely to the era of this theater.
The other theater in this group, the Towne in Watertown, WI, has been dropped from the website and the phone has been disconnected.
Theater seems to be closed. Dropped from website and phone disconnected.
The blade marquee was recently shown on an episode of the TV show “Snapped.”
The website lists events and dates from last year. The phone number is disconnected. Seems like it’s closed.
It was earlier, because I first started going there in the early 50’s when I was in high school.
The rooftop scaffold sign was prominently featured in a recent episode of “America’s Most Wanted.”
This theater was prominently featured on an episode of “House Hunters” on the HGTV network.
Drove by yesterday and saw that the facility is now a fitness center. This seems to be the fate of a lot of these older multiplexes, just like what happened to the nearby Golf Mill 1-2-3.
Most assuredly open. I had lunch at the Filipino restaurant next door to the theater yesterday. A steady stream of customers were seen going to the Bollywood matinees.
This theater is now showing films in 3D, which is remarkable for a second-run venue.
Back row, for the same reason as Flix70.
Now open according to the website.
According to the showtimes listed on their website, it appears that this theater is only open on weekends.