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DavidZornig commented about Garden Theatre 1946. on Jun 13, 2012 at 10:22 am

Correction, the photo I posted is post 1959.

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DavidZornig commented about Mystic Theatre on May 19, 2012 at 5:18 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.

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DavidZornig commented about Esquire Theatre on May 13, 2012 at 12:22 pm

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.

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DavidZornig commented about Lincoln Village 1-6 on Apr 14, 2012 at 10:02 pm

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

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

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DavidZornig commented about Woods Theater on Feb 29, 2012 at 6:30 pm

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

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DavidZornig commented about Lake Shore Theater on Feb 28, 2012 at 6:34 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.

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DavidZornig commented about Rhode Center for the Arts on Feb 6, 2012 at 11:54 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.

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DavidZornig commented about Montclare Theatre on Jan 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm

FYI. I added 2 photos of a Montclare lobby flier from 1936.

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DavidZornig commented about McHenry Outdoor Theatre on Jan 19, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Is the McHenry Outdoor still open during good weather months? Their website is currently down.

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DavidZornig commented about Monclare Theatre Lobby Flier Inside on Jan 18, 2012 at 7:09 pm

FYI. I added a couple photos of a 1936 Montclare Theatre lobby flier. It originally belonged to my grandmother who lived in nearby River Grove.

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DavidZornig commented about Gorilla Tango Skokie Theatre on Dec 29, 2011 at 9:49 pm

I’m sorry to see it close. Al Curtis & his crew did a great job trying to keep it versatile. I don’t know why the bank/owners would think it will look more viable to potential buyers, if it’s completely inactive. Defies logic really. Sell the sizzle, not the steak.

Since they knew they were keeping theater style seating, I think the renovation should have kept the old or newer projectors in place. So it could moonlight an an art house and run films on off nights. Like the old Varsity & Parkway used to.

Once they knew that they weren’t keeping them, the seating design should have been changed to one with tables or standing room by the stage like at Martyrs on Lincoln in the city. And removed the inclined floor. Strictly theater seating limited themselves and the venue to attracting younger acts and their followings. Or older tribute acts with crowds that could move about inside. Martyrs or the Vic is the best examples I can think of.

With a capacity of only 148 people, even at $25 a ticket for sell-outs, there’s not enough left to pay for bigger name talent. Add in virtually zero foot traffic, and you have an even bigger struggle.

I wish them all the best of luck.

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DavidZornig commented about Logan Theatre on Nov 29, 2011 at 11:14 pm

Happened to drive by the Logan tonight. Marquee was dark, and still read Closed For Renovations. Small pile of leaves or something in the doorway area.

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DavidZornig commented about Piper's Alley Theatre on Nov 29, 2011 at 11:01 pm

Had to do a double take tonight, while driving by Piper’s Alley Theatre. The marquee was fully on, with most of it’s moving lights in tact. Yet as we know, no movie names, just blank spaces. It appears Piper’s Alley is just using the marquee as a way to attract attention to the other businesses within the complex.

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DavidZornig commented about Midway Theatre on Nov 26, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Recent news has Cheap Trick planning an upcoming museum restaurant/venue on Record Row/South Michigan Ave. in Chicago. Whatever became of the hotel complex plans Rick Nielsen had in Rockford? It was in the paper before the economic turn down. But then never heard of again. Was the Midway ever considered for that? The Midway could be a perfect sister venue to whatever they are planning in Chicago. Rick owns a piece of Piece, a pizza/bar in Chicago on North Ave. But surely a hometown investment would seem fitting too.

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DavidZornig commented about United Artists Theatre on Nov 22, 2011 at 8:26 am

That did it, thanks!

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DavidZornig commented about United Artists Theatre on Nov 22, 2011 at 7:58 am

Greetings CSWalczak. Your embedded link from October 11, 2011 still does not work for me.

CT Administrators have indicated that there is some specific manner in which links have to be embedded within posts, since the website revamp.

The link likely still works outside of CT, but there is no way to click on it within your CT post. It just appears as a jumbled sentence. It will not highlight when clicked on. I presume it cannot be added to the Photos section, because it is a link with more than one photo. And not a specific photo file or whatever.

According to CT, it is the manner in which it is embedded.

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DavidZornig commented about Des Plaines Theater on Nov 15, 2011 at 4:10 pm

A note to Cinema Treasures Admins. It has not been possible to access links that are embedded within posts, since the website makeover. Is there something that can be done to correct that?

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DavidZornig commented about Lakewood Theatre on Nov 9, 2011 at 10:48 pm

I just read that Texas band The Polyphonic Spree, is hosting their annual Christmas Spectacular at the Lakewood December 10th I believe.

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DavidZornig commented about United Artists Theatre on Oct 11, 2011 at 6:26 pm

The embedded links don’t seem to work. Any way to add the pics or links to the Photo section at the top of the page?

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DavidZornig commented about Rivoli Theatre on Sep 16, 2011 at 11:21 pm

I added another pic today. Unfortunately the original face at the top of the arch was jackhammered off within the last week. As I mentioned under the photo, less work would have likely been needed just to remove the entire stone. And sell it to help fund their exterior renovation. Which I was told last week by folks outside was going to be “restored”.

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DavidZornig commented about Orpheum Theatre on Aug 17, 2011 at 12:32 am

I added a pic I found on the net of the Orpheum as the Malco in the late `50’s. Elvis appears to be getting a ticket in front.

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DavidZornig commented about State Theatre on Jul 31, 2011 at 6:50 pm

The State Theatre has a prominent role at the beginning of a new Lip Dub video, featuring the people of Traverse City. The link should be easy to find on YouTube.

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DavidZornig commented about Parkway Theatre on Jul 31, 2011 at 5:45 pm

That’s a Martin Kennelly banner above the bus. The incumbent that Richard J. Daley would defeat to become Mayor of Chicago in April 1955.

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DavidZornig commented about Carnegie Theatre on Jul 26, 2011 at 3:37 pm

We likely crossed paths radbid. I was 11, and went to every one of those Chaplin movies. If you’d like, I can send you a jpeg of my original picture of the Carnegie marquee with the Chaplin festival posted above in the Photo section. It’d make a nice anniversary card for your wife. Drop me an e-mail, and I’ll forward you the pic.