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DavidZornig commented about Village Art Theatre on Jan 31, 2017 at 11:33 pm

Here is the 2008 preliminary landmark designation archive. It describes the property and lists various additional history that may or may not have been in previous dead links. I happened across it looking up something else.

https://archive.org/stream/CityOfChicagoLandmarkDesignationReports/VillageTheatre_djvu.txt

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DavidZornig commented about Strand Theatre on Jan 29, 2017 at 4:13 pm

1941 photo added via Paul Walton.

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DavidZornig commented about Howard Theatre on Jan 27, 2017 at 9:22 pm

I added a few recent pics of the West elevation. Sadly all the old building perimeter light sockets have had blank plates installed over the boxes.

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DavidZornig commented about St. Marks Cinema on Jan 26, 2017 at 3:39 pm

June 25, 1934 photo added, photo credit Percy Loomis Sperr.

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DavidZornig commented about Lyceum Theatre on Jan 25, 2017 at 11:30 pm

1925 photo added courtesy of Dan Celli‎.

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DavidZornig commented about Fair Theatre on Jan 24, 2017 at 11:53 pm

June 1969 photo added, photo credit Jeff March.

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DavidZornig commented about Village Art Theatre on Jan 23, 2017 at 12:13 pm

I suspect the development that was to be built incorporating the Village Theatre facade either fell through or has been put on hold. The banners said Spring 2017, and one of them has blown over the top of the old marquee. Nothing has taken place except the vacancies on the North Avenue side. Elly’s Restaurant is still open.

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DavidZornig commented about Spreckels Theatre on Jan 19, 2017 at 8:25 pm

1952 photo added courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Fremont Theatre on Jan 19, 2017 at 1:13 pm

August 1960 photo added. Photo credit Edythe and Lloyd Katz Collection via the UNLV Libraries Digital Collections.

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DavidZornig commented about 1958 photo via Dustin Carpenter. on Jan 18, 2017 at 4:49 pm

Correction 1963 photo.

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DavidZornig commented about Rustic Drive-In on Jan 13, 2017 at 3:26 pm

Undated marquee photo added courtesy of Geraldine Dzambo Mizikar.

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DavidZornig commented about Penn Theater on Jan 13, 2017 at 3:14 pm

1946 photo added, photo credit Mount Pleasant Area Historical Society.

June 2013 article about the Penn Theater with 3 demolition photos below.

http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yourmtpleasant/4210362-74/building-theater-borough

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DavidZornig commented about Barrow Civic Theater on Jan 12, 2017 at 9:22 pm

Circa 1957 photo as the Kayton, added courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Oak Hills Drive-In on Jan 12, 2017 at 2:09 pm

This 2008 article confirms the existence of the Romantic Motor View, as well as many others in Utah listed.

http://archive.sltrib.com/story.php?ref=/ci_9719298

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DavidZornig commented about Colonial Theatre on Jan 12, 2017 at 11:22 am

There are 5 interior pics from 2000, in a March 17, 2007 comment if you scroll back. Most other links going back are dead.

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DavidZornig commented about King Opera House on Jan 11, 2017 at 7:13 pm

1949 photo added courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Astor Theatre on Jan 10, 2017 at 10:49 pm

1916 photo added courtesy of Kimberly Davis.

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DavidZornig commented about Joy-Tex Theatre on Jan 10, 2017 at 9:52 pm

1953 photo added, photo credit Captain Bijou.

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DavidZornig commented about Biograph Theater on Jan 10, 2017 at 4:48 pm

Two 1980 photos added, photo credit Kaci Steder‎.

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DavidZornig commented about Portage Theatres on Jan 8, 2017 at 2:28 pm

Though it says Chicago, the Portage in Wisconsin is in the parade footage beginning at the 59:17 mark.

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170106/downtown/check-out-drivers-braving-infamous-lake-shore-drive-s-curve

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DavidZornig commented about Portage Theatre on Jan 8, 2017 at 2:26 pm

Ah thanks, will do.

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DavidZornig commented about Portage Theatre on Jan 8, 2017 at 11:51 am

Rear or side entrance appears several times in this film beginning at the 59:17 mark.

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170106/downtown/check-out-drivers-braving-infamous-lake-shore-drive-s-curve

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DavidZornig commented about Bryn Mawr Theatre on Jan 7, 2017 at 10:37 am

I caught a ghost sign on the rear of the theatre from the L yesterday, in the afternoon sun. I’ll have to get back up to that area and see if I can access the alley to get a pic.

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DavidZornig commented about Colonial Theatre on Jan 4, 2017 at 10:38 am

Extensive 9 page Marquee Magazine link about the Iroquois with more photos, in pdf format. Via the Chicago Theatre Preservation Alliance Facebook page.

https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AJF9BsE1GS6VHpE&cid=5E12BC9B1120790D&id=5E12BC9B1120790D%216348&parId=root&o=OneUp

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DavidZornig commented about Winter Garden Theatre on Jan 3, 2017 at 11:55 am

“Live On Stage” on the banner is a pretty good clue. Any bookings or photos of such at any theatres, at any time on CT are relevant. Because they add to that given theatre’s complete history, and going forward. Not limited only to it’s “cinema history”. Nowhere in the Community Guidelines does it say that that is a criteria. Some theatres converted back & forth from live events to film several times. Cinema Treasures = the theatre’s buildings.

By your logic, no photos should ever be posted of any theatres that have since converted to live events only. Which would be most of them, if they survived at all. How many theatres opened as vaudeville houses, and then converted to film? Should all their early history be omitted as well, because it is not “cinema history”? Photos of specific bookings or events whether film or not, can sometimes jar the memories of members and encourage them to post again about that given theatre. Particularly when years pass in between comments. Also, some members like to see any alterations to the buildings that may have occurred over the years. I only comment when I add photos, because it sometimes helps keeps CT active. Usually in a positive manner…