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Broan commented about Pacific's Hastings 8 on Oct 13, 2013 at 7:52 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 10:38 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 7:26 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 7:13 pm

Theatre history is social history.

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Broan commented about Alex Theater on Oct 7, 2013 at 5:35 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 7:58 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 6:44 pm

Original screen measured 60x25

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Broan commented about Regal Cinemas Lincolnshire Stadium 21 & IMAX on Oct 3, 2013 at 1:20 pm

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 4:22 pm

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

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Broan commented about Coronet Theatre on Aug 1, 2013 at 10:24 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 10:22 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 11:42 am

Nope.

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Broan commented about Easterly Theatre on Jul 18, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Can you post some pictures here?

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Broan commented about Carnegie Theatre on Jul 12, 2013 at 1:19 pm

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 9:44 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 12:06 pm

You could see if Abt has a better copy.

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Broan commented about Round Up Theater on Jun 9, 2013 at 10:59 am

Theatre Historical Society in Elmhurst, if anywhere

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Broan commented about Eastside Theater on Jun 7, 2013 at 11:30 am

They’ll say that if it was majorly remodeled, though. In the aerial view, it’s certainly theater-shaped.

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Broan commented about Patio Theatre on May 30, 2013 at 11:42 am

It’ll be open for some special events however. Another Northwest Chicago Film Society screening is scheduled for Wednesday. I imagine this will continue as weather permits.

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Broan commented about Capri Cinema on May 29, 2013 at 8:28 am

It’s in the Photos section…

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Broan commented about Ashland Theatre on May 28, 2013 at 5:58 pm

It also appears on the 1925 Sanborn map, so it may have reopened.

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Broan commented about Ashland Theatre on May 28, 2013 at 5:58 pm

The Bing birdseye map still shows the old facade of the Ashland Joe Vogel refers to, which bears little resemblance to the one shown in the 1912 article, though the floorplan is the same. Perhaps it was delayed by costs.

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Broan commented about Patio Theatre on May 25, 2013 at 9:40 pm

The Portage was closed by the owner. He could have remained open with the liquor license in limbo but chose not to. The city does not set the meter fees, Daley sold the meters to a private company.

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Broan commented about State-Lake Theater on Apr 23, 2013 at 9:37 am

It opened exclusively at the State-Lake through June 26, then went wide the next week.

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Broan commented about Highland Park Theatre on Apr 11, 2013 at 3:59 pm

http://blog.chicagohistory.org/index.php/2013/04/well-see-you-at-the-movies/ This blog post indicates that the Alcyon was the basis for Siskel & Ebert’s WTTW program.