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Has Village Theatres reached the end of the line? They haven’t updated their website since July and it seems like other companies are running the Bloomingdale and the Lincoln Village.
The movie ads in yesterday’s Sun-Times show this as “FunAsia Lincoln Village Theatre”. Does this mean the theater is no longer under Village’s control?
I think that it’s an excellent idea. Some submissions are virtually impossible to read.
The arrangement of having two theatre buildings on the outlots and several more screens inside the mall must have been confusing! Especially if you didn’t know which screen #s were which! I get confused enough with having two theatre buildings at Old Orchard.
Well, I clicked on the link to Village Theatres and received this “villagetheatres.com expired on 01/24/2008 and is pending renewal or deletion”
Big surprise, huh!
Old microfilm of the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times indicate what Michael Coate says. And it looks like for awhile there, they were also trading under the name “Plitt-Essaness.”
It was a huge mistake not to build the Gateway Plaza.
I noticed a sign at the Webster Place saying that they are soon going to have reserved seating. How will this work? The rows are already numbered as are the seats, but will every seat now be reserved for every movie?
My brother and I are going to go see NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN here next week. Has anybody been here recently? What’s this theatre like? I haven’t been here in years.
I think that the restaurant next door is now closed too. I know of the building’s status, but I’m still wondering whether or not it is headed for the wrecking ball.
Per Cinemark Fan’s comment, “Looking at the area(rush near Walton) now, it would be ripe for an art-house theater.”:
Cinemark Fan, the Esquire in its final years WAS showing films like that. During the brief time that AMC operated it, that policy fell by the wayside.
I know we got off on the wrong foot, somewhat, but I do agree with you on most of your points. The thing is, when Village Entertainment first became a chain, I thought (and was hoping) that they would succeed. I’m all for “the little guy” and locally owned businesses, which is why I like going to Classic Cinemas theatres. Village looked like they might have succeeded because initially they took over still viable properties that just needed proper management. But we all know what happened after that.
You know, in an odd way, I’ve always liked the design of the LV with its many right angles. Had it been better run, it would still be viable. Someone made comments as to why Loews dropped it.
Have you gone to the Webster yet? I think you’ll like it. You know, it’s not hard to figure out what people like and if you invest money in your theatres, generally you’ll make money.
Robin, they had ads in the Sun-Times yesterday (12-23-07). It’s still open. Village is just too f@(king lazy to update its website.
The ads in the newspapers are proclaiming the newly refurbished Webster Place Theatre.
What’s interesting is that this place opened up around the same time that the Lincoln Village and the Burnham did. Both were allowed to die, but this place has always done well.
But then again it’s in a busy location.
Here is a photo of this place.
Here is a photo of the theatre’s marquee.
Is there truth to a rumor I heard that a 7 or 8 screen theatre will be built on this site?
A photo of Gross Point Road & Skokie Boulevard can be seen here View link
This was the nearest major intersection to the theatre. The entrance to the theatre itself is most likely the structure in the upper left corner of the building.
Has this theatre actually been demolished to build Home Depot? If so, then this place should be listed as “Closed/Demolished.”
I think that me and my brother went here a couple of times when we were much younger. I do recall it being opposite where the present Lincoln Village Cinema went in. I vaguely recall it being small and non-descript, but not much else.
Counting the number of theatres that were in the immediate area (Plaza, LV 1-6, LV 7-9)circa 1997, the Devon-Lincoln-McCormick “triangle” will have gone from 12 screens to soon zero!