Comments from DavidZornig

Showing 26 - 50 of 1,872 comments

DavidZornig
DavidZornig commented about Terminal Theatre on May 14, 2016 at 6:16 pm

1933 photo added, photo credit Gamma-Keyston/Getty Images. Terminal marquee in the background.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig commented about Orpheum Theatre on May 7, 2016 at 8:05 pm

Here is the recent article about some of the old Orpheum interior just uncovered.

http://www.chicagodetours.com/theater-architectural-relic-discovered-on-state-street/

DavidZornig
DavidZornig commented about Mustang Drive-In on May 7, 2016 at 7:50 pm

A/C unit photo added courtesy of Lynda Porter Smith.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig commented about Beach Theatre on May 7, 2016 at 7:42 pm

Circa 1985 photo added courtesy of John Brack.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig commented about O Theater at Randall Park on May 5, 2016 at 8:16 pm

On fire as of 20 minutes ago according to the below link.

http://www.wkyc.com/mb/news/local/cuyahoga-county/firefighters-battle-fire-at-magic-johnson-theater-at-randall-park-mall/175211553

DavidZornig
DavidZornig commented about Victoria Theatre on May 5, 2016 at 4:55 pm

1947 photo added courtesy of the Hemmings Motor News Facebook page.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig commented about Astor Theatre on May 5, 2016 at 4:52 pm

1947 photo added courtesy of the Hemmings Motor News Facebook page.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig commented about 1953 photo courtesy of Al Ponte's Time Machine - New York Facebook page. on Apr 28, 2016 at 7:06 pm

1953 photo credit Robert Kradin.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig commented about Photo taken in 1977 on Apr 28, 2016 at 6:57 pm

Photo credit Diane Worland.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig commented about 1975 photo courtesy of Stephen Sclafani‎. on Apr 28, 2016 at 6:55 pm

Photo credit Kenneth Siegel.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig commented about Oriental Theater on Apr 28, 2016 at 4:31 pm

Article about the refurbished neon.

http://www.westword.com/arts/the-oriental-theaters-neon-lights-up-the-night-for-the-first-time-in-decades-7853034

DavidZornig
DavidZornig commented about Mode Theatre on Apr 27, 2016 at 6:09 pm

1975 photo as The Festival added, © and credit Saul Smaizys.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig commented about Sheridan Theatre on Apr 26, 2016 at 5:16 pm

Probably was a reallocation. Because the photo in the Flickr link in my first comment, is definitely the same building that today uses 1643.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig commented about Loop Theater on Apr 26, 2016 at 6:46 am

May 1965 photo added.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig commented about Photo courtesy of Scott Dirks. on Apr 26, 2016 at 6:29 am

Photo taken 5/21/71-6/24/71.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig commented about Victoria Theatre on Apr 24, 2016 at 7:14 am

1954 photo added. Photographer unknown. Via Al Ponte’s Time Machine – New York Facebook page.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig commented about Movieland on Apr 24, 2016 at 7:10 am

1956 photo as the Holiday added. Photographer unknown. Via Al Ponte’s Time Machine – New York Facebook page.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig commented about County Theater on Apr 23, 2016 at 8:40 pm

Design contest.

http://countytheater.org/designcomp/

DavidZornig
DavidZornig commented about 1947 photo courtesy of Darla Zailskas. on Apr 23, 2016 at 7:51 pm

Now determined to be from 1952.
Thought the film is from 1947.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig commented about Lakeside Theatre on Apr 23, 2016 at 1:53 pm

Early `60’s photo added to Photos Section, credit Uptown Historical Society. Via their below Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/uptownhistoricalsociety/timeline

DavidZornig
DavidZornig commented about Lincoln Theatre on Apr 18, 2016 at 9:50 am

A deal is in the works for a music and theater venue.

http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20160417/news/304179980/port-angeles-businessman-agrees-to-buy-shuttered-lincoln-theater

DavidZornig
DavidZornig commented about Coronado Performing Arts Center on Apr 14, 2016 at 4:17 pm

This article is about a theater seat dedicated to Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen due to his fund raising efforts for the Coronado.

http://www.rrstar.com/article/20160412/SPECIAL/160419966

DavidZornig
DavidZornig commented about Grove Theatre on Apr 13, 2016 at 4:02 pm

1938 photo and below copy added, both credit McHenry County Historical Society.

The Grove Theatre, 310 Route 14, Fox River Grove.

The availability of motion pictures in the early 1900s opened a whole new world of entertainment possibilities. Jim Dvorak opened the first regular movie theater in Fox River Grove in the Prokop garage building in 1921. In 1923, Joseph Kosatka bought the Dvorak business and built the Grove Theatre building.

The Grove Theatre became a mainstay of the Fox River Grove entertainment world for 32 years. The theatre was so popular it was necessary to add balcony in 1927. They even had a cry room so mothers with young infants could enjoy a movie without disturbing others. There was also a smoking room for men.

The 35 cent admission entitled patrons to additional premiums. Ticket holders benefited from many promotional ventures as the theatre offered free china, linens, and towels. Drawings were held for the lucky numbers on ticket stubs. Children were charged 15 cents admission. A bus brought people in from the German Turner Camp in Algonquin one day a week, and there was also a special free show for the Tribune Camp children (Camp Algonquin). Popcorn sold for 10 cents a bag and 25 cents a box. One thing it did not have was soft seats and patrons remember taking pillows to view long movies such as Gone with the Wind.

During the silent film era, a $7,000 Wurlitzer pipe organ was purchased and an accomplished organist, Warren L. Kolby of Crystal Lake, would accompany the pictures. When “talkies” came in, he played the organ before the film started.

The theatre went out of business in 1957 when the building was sold to the Fox River Grove Lions’ Club. In the late 1970s the property was sold and converted into a restaurant. It has seen several changes of ownership as a restaurant, among them Giordano’s, Pasta Garden, and Gerardo’s Pizza and Pastas.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig commented about Varsity Twin Cinema on Apr 12, 2016 at 8:26 pm

Undated photo added courtesy of Ron Whitfield‎, via the Waikiki & Honolulu in the 50’s & 60’s.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig commented about Princess Theatre on Apr 12, 2016 at 8:18 pm

1941 photo added courtesy of Ron Whitfield‎, via the Waikiki & Honolulu in the 50’s & 60’s Facebook page.