Comments from Tim O'Neill

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Tim O'Neill commented about Normal Theatre on Feb 4, 2013 at 11:55 pm

Trolleyguy; what is the 36 Broadway/Devon trolley car doing at 119th Street on the South Side?

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Tim O'Neill commented about Normal Theatre, Chicago on Feb 4, 2013 at 11:52 pm

I’m confused. The 36 Broadway streetcar near 119th Street on the South Side????

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Tim O'Neill commented about Century Theatre; they had it all. on Jan 22, 2013 at 9:51 pm

The photo was taken in January, 1957.

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Tim O'Neill commented about McVickers Theater on Nov 5, 2012 at 1:16 pm

The first McVicker’s opened 155 years ago today.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Chicago Theatre on Oct 29, 2012 at 1:29 pm

This photo was not taken across the street on the State-Lake marquee. The State-Lake was directly across the street from the Chicago. This photo may have been taken from the L station platform.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Grayland Theatre, Chicago, IL on Oct 12, 2012 at 12:48 am

BREAKING NEWS!!! Recently, the upper portion of the building had some work done and underneath some covering was a sign that read “GRAYLAND THEATRE”. You can now see it on top of the exterior.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Edens I & II Theaters on Oct 4, 2012 at 11:08 pm

STAR WARS (1977) never played in 70mm when it was showing there in 1977.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Landmark's Century Centre Cinema on Sep 15, 2012 at 12:19 am

I saw THE MASTER on August 16 at the Music Box in 70mm. It was presented in 1.85; Datasat Sound. It filled up a good portion of the proscenium.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Landmark's Century Centre Cinema on Sep 14, 2012 at 11:46 am

It’s official. Century Centre will go digital beginning next Friday, September 21.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Landmark's Century Centre Cinema on Sep 13, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Ooopss….my apologies to CF Fan. I misread your comment. I think what you’re suggesting is maybe Landmark will install digital in Auditoriums, 4, 5, and 6 and, hopefully, 70mm in Theatre 7. Keep our fingers cross.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Landmark's Century Centre Cinema on Sep 13, 2012 at 4:13 pm

If I were to make a guess, I’d say it was for digital projection installation. Of course; I hope I’m wrong but to install 70mm in FOUR auditoriums???? But, we shall see….I hope it is 70mm installation!

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Tim O'Neill commented about City of Aurora seeks citizen about what should happen to the Century 16 on Sep 4, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Re-open the theatre…..except Auditorium #9.

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Tim O'Neill commented about AMC Loews Norridge 10 on Jul 16, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Broan: to quote Vinnie Barbarino…“I’m so confused!!!”

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Tim O'Neill commented about AMC Loews Norridge 10 on Jul 15, 2012 at 2:23 am

BREAKING NEWS!!! Norridge closes tonight, Sunday, July 15.

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Tim O'Neill commented about AMC Loews Norridge 10 on Jun 15, 2012 at 12:40 am

What’s going on over here? They are only advertising 4 movies.

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Tim O'Neill commented about The screen on Jun 10, 2012 at 10:52 am

Portholes on the wall….looks like the booth.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Patio Theatre on May 23, 2012 at 2:29 am

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1911305952/save-the-historic-patio-theater

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Tim O'Neill commented about Esquire Theatre on May 13, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Here’s what I usually do with links; I BLUE copy it; then go to my e-mail; click “COMPOSE”; paste link onto page where I would normally type e-mail; send it to myself….and then click link and WALLLLA….there’s the link with photos of video clip….

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Tim O'Neill commented about Portage Theater on Mar 28, 2012 at 2:14 pm

There MUST be separation between church and cinema!!!

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Tim O'Neill commented about Chicago Theatre on Feb 9, 2012 at 12:51 pm

This doesn’t bother me that much. Whatever it takes to keep the theatre open. And besides…at least they didn’t change the name of the theatre to the “Chase Theatre”. I think the real travesty was having the Shubert Theater’s name being changed altogether to the Bank of America Theater. Now THAT’S bad!!!

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Tim O'Neill commented about Biograph Theater on Jan 1, 2012 at 10:14 am

The Biograph never had a balcony. Upstairs used to be a variety of things. I was told it was a pool hall, dance class space, political gathering hole, lots of things. In 1983, the owner of the Biograph converted the upstairs space into 2 small auditoriums. He left the original 1914 auditorium alone. The original auditorium never got divided when it was a movie theatre.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Piper's Alley Theatre on Nov 29, 2011 at 10:11 pm

The marquee could still be on a timer and it just automatically goes on and off.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Colony Theater on Nov 26, 2011 at 11:04 pm

No, the main floor seats were taken out years ago. I’m not sure about the balcony.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Copernicus Center on Nov 21, 2011 at 6:13 pm
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Tim O'Neill commented about Evergreen Theater on Nov 2, 2011 at 8:50 pm

It was originally an M&R Theatre, then it became a Loews Theatre in the late 1980s. And then………with the big merger; it became a Loews Cineplex Theatre and closed in the summer of 1999. It later got demolished.