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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.
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Status should be closed. Function is funeral home. Address: 4007 Joliet Ave, Lyons, IL 60534-2064.
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Here’s a current picture of the Old Tavern Theater.
And here’s a mailer from the 50’s.
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.
Here is an article about the theater owner and the “American Pickers” show.
The theater building is at the center of this picture.
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.
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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The tattoo parlor is in the former theater building.
On Google Maps, it looks like it’s a church now.
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.
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.