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Broan commented about Fine Arts Theater on Oct 21, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Here are recent views of the Playhouse and Studebaker

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Broan commented about Morton Grove Theatre on Oct 15, 2013 at 7:12 am

Architects were Footlik & Rose

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Broan commented about Willow Creek Theatre on Oct 14, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Robert Babbin was architect.

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Broan commented about Bremen 4 on Oct 14, 2013 at 2:06 pm

The BremenTowne Theater opened Jan 29, 1971 as a 1000 seat twin.

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Broan commented about Niles Square Cinema on Oct 14, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Actually opened June 10, 1966.

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Broan commented about Randhurst 16 Theaters on Oct 14, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Original 1965 opening ad is posted. Original architect was Maurice Sornik.

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Broan commented about Mount Prospect Cinema I & II on Oct 14, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Grand opening ad with illustration uploaded.

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Broan commented about Willow Creek Theatre on Oct 13, 2013 at 9:25 pm

This was a Lubliner theater originally.

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Broan commented about Pacific's Hastings 8 on Oct 13, 2013 at 5:52 pm

This was featured on the G4 program “Human Wrecking Balls”

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Broan commented about Fine Arts Theater on Oct 8, 2013 at 8:38 am

http://www.openhousechicago.org/site/144/ This year’s OpenHouseChicago features the opportunity to step inside the Studebaker.

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Broan commented about Alex Theater on Oct 7, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Well, I dunno why that guy brought it up, he doesn’t have much of a comment history. Is it more important to read comments about what monster movies someone watched 50 years ago than about the roles particular theaters played in the lives of a persecuted minority?

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Broan commented about Alex Theater on Oct 7, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Theatre history is social history.

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Broan commented about Alex Theater on Oct 7, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Dunno about the Alex, but the Patio was the subject of a couple raids on homosexuals.

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Broan commented about Golf Mill 1-2-3 on Oct 5, 2013 at 5:58 pm

As of 1973 when screen 3 was added, Golf Mill had the most seats outside of the largest palaces like the Chicago, Oriental, Granada, and Uptown, with 3200 seats.

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Broan commented about Old Orchard Theater on Oct 5, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Original screen measured 60x25

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Broan commented about Regal Cinemas Lincolnshire Stadium 21 & IMAX on Oct 3, 2013 at 11:20 am

Lincolnshire’s IMAX is one of the few “True IMAX” in the area, with a 54 foot high screen. Navy Pier’s is 60 foot. Woodridge is 50 foot. Addison’s was 52 foot.

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Broan commented about Piccadilly Theatre on Sep 28, 2013 at 2:22 pm

http://thepromontory.tumblr.com/post/37344895625/reclaiming-the-pic

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Broan commented about Coronet Theatre on Aug 1, 2013 at 8:24 pm

Here is a brief view of the Coronet in a Drivers Ed video, as found by David Zornig

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Broan commented about Valencia Theater on Aug 1, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Here is a brief view of the Valencia in a drivers training video, as found by David Zornig

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Broan commented about BIOGRAPH Theatre; Chicago, Illinois. on Jul 27, 2013 at 9:42 am

Nope.

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Broan commented about Easterly Theatre on Jul 18, 2013 at 11:19 am

Can you post some pictures here?

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Broan commented about Carnegie Theatre on Jul 12, 2013 at 11:19 am

http://chuckmanchicagonostalgia.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/photo-chicago-rush-oak-and-state-aerial-mr-kellys-nightclub-center-1966.jpg A photo of the original Canegie post-fire

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Broan commented about Iris Theatre on Jun 14, 2013 at 7:44 am

This appears to have opened in December 1913, not 1912.

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Broan commented about Round Up Theater on Jun 9, 2013 at 10:06 am

You could see if Abt has a better copy.

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Broan commented about Round Up Theater on Jun 9, 2013 at 8:59 am

Theatre Historical Society in Elmhurst, if anywhere