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Trolleyguy commented about Big changes coming for movie-goers in Wenatchee on Jul 23, 2010 at 4:13 am

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Trolleyguy commented about Rock Theatres on Jul 20, 2010 at 9:38 am

According to this article, once renovation has been made to the nearby Movies 10 complex, this theater will be closed.

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Trolleyguy commented about Crest Theatre on Jul 20, 2010 at 5:16 am

The Crest is currently for sale.

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Trolleyguy commented about Theatres of Whitewater on Jul 13, 2010 at 2:02 pm

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.

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Trolleyguy commented about Star Cinema on Jul 12, 2010 at 6:45 pm

The grant funds being sought for re-opening are not necessarily a sure thing, as this article points out.
http://tinyurl.com/38sqpua

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Trolleyguy commented about Sturgeon Bay Cinema 6 on Jul 3, 2010 at 4:17 am

It is now summer and movies are being shown both in the afternoon and the evening per the theater’s website.

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Trolleyguy commented about Tower Theatre on Jul 3, 2010 at 4:05 am

The Tower Theater complex is for sale:

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Trolleyguy commented about Scotia Cinema on Jun 30, 2010 at 7:47 am

This theater was recently shown on HGTV when they announced their Dream Home winner who lives in Scotia.

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Trolleyguy commented about Market Street Cinema on Jun 28, 2010 at 4:37 am

Reinstate notification status.

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Trolleyguy commented about Lyons Theater on Jun 22, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Status should be closed. Function is funeral home. Address: 4007 Joliet Ave, Lyons, IL 60534-2064.

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Trolleyguy commented about Morton Grove Theatre on Jun 22, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Reactivate notification status.

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Trolleyguy commented about Reo Theater on Jun 17, 2010 at 10:14 am

Here’s a current picture of the Old Tavern Theater.

http://tinyurl.com/23fou55

And here’s a mailer from the 50’s.

http://tinyurl.com/2ayuqfw

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Trolleyguy commented about Middleton Theatre on Jun 16, 2010 at 8:13 am

Status should be changed to Closed/Demolished.

This theater was located at 2111 Parmenter Street, Middleton WI. That site now has an apartment building located on it. According to a local historian, the theater closed sometime in the mid-80’s. It served as a 99 cent discount house at the end. She remembers it as being hot in the summer and cold in the winter, due to its metal construction.

After closing, the building was donated to a local church, whose members disassembled it and moved it away. Some of the seats went to the American Players Theater in Spring Green, WI.

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Trolleyguy commented about Lena Opera House on Apr 23, 2010 at 10:55 am

Here is an article about the theater owner and the “American Pickers” show.
http://tinyurl.com/27q83ku

The theater building is at the center of this picture.
http://tinyurl.com/2bl45sp

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Trolleyguy commented about Maywood Outdoor Theatre on Mar 3, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Kiddieland is now gone, closed last September. Very little remaining of the past in that area now except for the Maywood Park race track and Russell’s BBQ.

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Trolleyguy commented about Blue Mouse Theatre on Feb 27, 2010 at 11:14 am

When I was stationed at nearby Ft. Lewis in 1963-64, I used to go to this theater for the latest Ingmar Bergman films like “Winter Light” and “The Silence”. At that time, it was called the Proctor. Great little moviehouse, and a nice place to take a date as well.

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Trolleyguy commented about Chief Theatre on Feb 27, 2010 at 7:37 am

Try Tattoo Creations at 221 N Rochester Street. http://www.mytattoocreations.com/
The tattoo parlor is in the former theater building.

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Trolleyguy commented about Roxy Theatre on Feb 26, 2010 at 10:13 am

On Google Maps, it looks like it’s a church now.

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Trolleyguy commented about Walter Reuther Central Auditorium on Feb 22, 2010 at 3:20 pm

According to this website, it’s still a high school. http://reuther.kusd.edu/index.html

I attended a very large high school in Chicago that had a beautiful auditorium with a balcony and projection booth, and yes, movies were shown on occasion. I don’t think that qualifies it to be on CT any more than this one should be. The LaSalle Bank Cinema in Chicago showed movies every Saturday night in its bank auditorium. A cinema treasure? I think not.

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Trolleyguy commented about Gopher Theatre on Feb 22, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Maybe it has the name because Minnesota is known far and wide as “The Gopher State.” Additionally, there are three other Gopher theaters in Minnesota listed on this website.

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Trolleyguy commented about Patio Theatre on Feb 3, 2010 at 2:59 pm

On the Chicagoland Watch List. http://www.landmarks.org/chicago_watch_2004_6.htm

Along with the Uptown, New Regal, Gateway, and Central Park.

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Trolleyguy commented about Patio Theatre on Feb 2, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Even a multi-use format will be up against serious competition for venues. The Copernicus Center/Gateway is just a short distance away and has a large stage and auditorium and off-street parking next door. The Portage is also in the local area, and has more off-street parking in the neighborhood compared to the Patio. Maybe a multi-screen setup would be helpful, utilizing space in adjacent buildings to create additional auditoriums, such as was done at the Pickwick in Park Ridge and the Lake in Oak Park. This way, the main auditorium with its beautiful ceiling and details could be spared.

Sure you be nice to see the Patio reopened, in any incarnation.

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Trolleyguy commented about Don Gibson Theatre on Jan 16, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Here’s the website for the Don Gibson Theater. http://www.dgshelby.com/index.htm

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Trolleyguy commented about Irongate Cinema on Dec 28, 2009 at 6:09 am

The correct name for the city is Hibbing.

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Trolleyguy commented about Mineral Point Opera House on Dec 8, 2009 at 8:42 am

Here’s a recent article about the renovation with some pictures.

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