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I don’t believe this one is the current hardware store one. I’ve seen/posted on that one on CT, but not sure under which name it’s listed. The hardware store one was also a bar called Chasers around 1980.
Can you help us BW?
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I’m pretty sure we saw the Ali bio pic “The Greatest” at the Shangri-La. Before it went XXX or karate.
That black awning across the street was Govner’s Pub. They’d actually let people cash their paychecks at the bar, and then kept them there drinking. That building was also torn down a few years back as I recall.
Footage of Cabrini-Green WAS used for the “Good Times” TV show open. As well as other B-Roll of Chicago. But that was it. The interiors were filmed in California. “In front of a live studio audience”, as they said at shows end.
P.S. The Coronet’s on that site too.
Thanks. But “Paste” & WebTV isn’t really a good combo. It’s “server” is too archaic, and it would just post/revert to that site’s main page. If WebTV was able to do anything at all. I can send links to people, but not to other sites.
Alas, I must leave the link posting to the pros.
We were here in 1991. A rare appearance by Rockford Illinois' own Ginger Lynn. (It’s important to support hometown talent ya know).
The first floor had a DVD & “toy” store behind a rather large raised ticket & cashier counter. It had turnstyles to access that area. The DVD sales area was raised up a few feet higher than the initial lobby floor.
Behind that was a giant showroom, obviously the old auditorium. Accessed by hallways on either side. Though management steered patrons to the right as recall.
You could see original plaster work up around the 2nd floor windows in the lobby. Areas that were painted purple & silver. Those windows faced Lawrence Ave. Supposedly there were video booths on the 2nd floor.
The showroom was mostly black or purple as I recall. So the stage was really the focal point. You could tell a lot of money was spent whenever they had remodeled previously.
Hey LTS, that site has 4 pics of the Nortown, since you are able to post them.
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Just a reminder to CT administrators, that Chad’s 11/01/07 post has the Howard Theatre building as still standing.
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Nice pic. The elaborate parking neon I mentioned in an earlier post, would have been just North of the marquee & entrance. Possibly not even hung on the building yet at this time. Since it look like the “mall” conversion was in it’s beginning stages.
Nice Dodge Demon & rag top Ford though.
Oh, and the Pinto, well it would have been only a few years old a model in `73.