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From the time I moved into the neighborhood in 1951, the building was always an auto parts store. The high ceilings and wide front hinted at another use in a previous era.
To me, it appears that the building is still standing and has been taken over by a church.
It was called the Ferrara Manor, because the owners of the Ferrara Pan Candy Company in Forest Park purchased the theater once it closed. The owners of the candy company also had (and still own) a bakery in the old Italian neighborhood in Chicago. The family lived nearby in River Forest and wanted the building as an ancillary venue to their primary businesses. Renting the banquet hall meant you would use Ferrara for your wedding cake and candies as well as other catering needs.
Eventually the decline of the neighborhood around the Manor caused their banquet business to go south.
The Goetz website has a wealth of information and pictures. View link
Compare this picture taken yesterday to the one taken in 1981. The two corner stores are gone, the theater expanded into them.
From across the street: http://tinyurl.com/3xyhmth
They still sell tickets from this outside box office. A little sign says “Only cash or checks.” Guess they don’t want to pay transaction fees for credit cards.
Can we get rid of these spammers? All they’re doing is taking up band width.
The Michigan was seen on the TV show “Detroit 1-8-7” last night. A cop meets with an informant in the structure and ceiling and wall details are clearly seen.
Just as indicated above, this theater has now closed.
I don’t think it’s government intrusion. Look at the back of any food package you might purchase and you’ll see the same thing spelled out. Those of us who have diabetes and other health issues welcome this kind of disclosure.
That seems to be the case. Try this link and type in “Uptown” in the search box.
A 1960 view of the Uptown can be seen to the right here:
Here is another article on the closing:
Check out the slide show that accompanies the article. This theater could be expanded and re-opened.
I’m not surprised at who the commander is. She has quite an impressive resume:
Even in the recession, this drive-in is doing good business
Very colorful little place. http://tinyurl.com/2udxbao
Here’s a photo from 1967. Looks like the theater had been closed a long time by then. http://tinyurl.com/2e4n5xq
Sorry for the typo. That’s “American Pickers.”
This theater was recently featured on the “American Picers” show on the History Channel.
There were quite a few shots of the interior, showing the stage and the balcony still in place. The owner is divesting himself of a lot of the artifacts that are inside.
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According to this article, once renovation has been made to the nearby Movies 10 complex, this theater will be closed.
The Crest is currently for sale.
I don’t think so. There was a landscaping crew working on the grounds the day I took the pictures. The theaters and the Taco Bell restaurant that sits at the front of the property on the highway share a driveway and grounds maintenance.
The grant funds being sought for re-opening are not necessarily a sure thing, as this article points out.
It is now summer and movies are being shown both in the afternoon and the evening per the theater’s website.
The Tower Theater complex is for sale:
This theater was recently shown on HGTV when they announced their Dream Home winner who lives in Scotia.