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BobbyS commented about RKO Keith's Theatre on Nov 15, 2013 at 11:32 am

How do these people stay out of jail? Imagine taking on the Keith’s and the Keith’s wins.

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BobbyS commented about Crawford Theater on Nov 14, 2013 at 12:20 am

Too bad the Marbro & Paradise Theaters were not just boarded up and still there waiting for a new generation to discover the wonders of those buildings. But I imagine B&K would be liable for break-ins & other things that might have gone on inside.

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BobbyS commented about RKO Keith's Theatre on Nov 14, 2013 at 12:04 am

You would think so. The Indian culture is very ornate as well as the Chinese. They both show films in major cities, but I think the size of the RKO was against even their budgets. A cultural center is another matter. It is tailor made for that and should have been persuade.

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BobbyS commented about Kings Theatre on Nov 13, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Thanks for the wonderful photos. It is really happening. What a thrill it will be to see it when it comes back to life. Wish all the grand movie palaces had the same dedication.

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BobbyS commented about Midway Theatre on Nov 13, 2013 at 12:16 pm

If the Midway was used as a vaudeville theater in 1918 & beyond I could not find a stagehouse. I thought all theaters that used live shows had to have a stagehouse. Even some of the suburban theaters that had shallow stages and showed movies had a fly system.

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BobbyS commented about Crawford Theater on Nov 13, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Hi Scott..I Thought of you when I passed the MIDWAY theater in Rockford last week. What a facade! I passsed the Guyon a year ago and it was boarded up I remember. It seemed like something was happening and it just stopped. Maybe grants just dried up who knows. This was “our little world” way back in the 50’s. Madison/Crawford corner. It sure made an impression on alot of people for we still remember the Crawford, Paradise and Marbro with great fondness.

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BobbyS commented about Ambassador Theatre on Nov 12, 2013 at 1:26 am

I am going to the FOX in December to see a show and now will seek out thoses two chandeliers at the Des Peres Cinema. Thanks. Two bad an opera company or other group could not rescue this theater. These beautiful buildings will never be built again.

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BobbyS commented about Midway Theatre on Nov 5, 2013 at 3:08 am

I saw “Hello Dolly” last week at the beautiful Coronado. The manager told me the TIMES & MIDWAY theatres will be re-opened. Serious people with serious moneybags are involed…I agree with your comment as I passed the MIDWAY myself.

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BobbyS commented about Times Theatre on Nov 5, 2013 at 2:50 am

I saw “Hello Dolly” last week at the beautiful Coronado. The manager told me the TIMES theater is in the process of re-opening. Many people inspecting & photographing every corner. I was amazed the marquee is intact after all these years closed. Also he told me the MIDWAY will re-open as different theater groups are interested and have the money to do it. I passed it by and couldn’t see if the roof was still there. Still looks good.

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BobbyS commented about Crawford Theater on Nov 5, 2013 at 2:21 am

I think the sign reads DANCE. The ballroom was still going strong I presume. I also think it was called Paradise but not sure. Great photo of a great street!

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BobbyS commented about Kings Theatre on Oct 21, 2013 at 11:20 am

Has the old marquee been removed yet? Anybody know.

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BobbyS commented about Kings Theatre on Oct 17, 2013 at 10:27 pm

That is a good question..I bet Tinseltoes would know. I would say mid 1940’s when neon became big. I thought the present one was a bit bland…One size fits all. Chicago was much more creative when it came to modern signage.

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BobbyS commented about Fox Theatre on Oct 15, 2013 at 2:15 am

I also did not know this theater was the twin to the Detroit. I wonder if they still show movies. Looking forward to a trip there. Also wonder if the two are the same size in detail. Thanks Tinseltoes for the ceiling video.

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BobbyS commented about Alex Theater on Oct 8, 2013 at 12:51 am

On the other hand, these theaters all had organs….Sorry I couldn’t resist.

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BobbyS commented about Alex Theater on Oct 7, 2013 at 2:42 pm

I don’t remember that at all..However the Alex did show alot of “Hercules” movies which would attest to that fact.

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BobbyS commented about Kings Theatre on Aug 20, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Thanks Matt…What wonderful news! What a re-opening this will be!

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BobbyS commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Aug 9, 2013 at 9:11 pm

You do realize the people that work there have no passion for the name Ziegfeld. They could care less. Its a job. Only someone like us that love these theaters would go over & beyond the call of duty to give 110% to patrons. We understand what it means to be part of a long by-gone era. Even if its only a name!

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BobbyS commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Aug 8, 2013 at 11:57 pm

Hard to believe the Ziegfeld will continue to be in operation in the future. What a wonderful throwback to those glorious days of the single screen movie palace when entering the lobby was a sensation all by itself !

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BobbyS commented about Best Buy Theater on Aug 8, 2013 at 11:52 pm

Thanks Tinseltoes for your BOXOFFICE. LOEWS Astor was a great place to see a picture…Nothing that large left in Chicago at present. I fear for the Zeigfeld in NY..

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BobbyS commented about State Theatre on Jul 28, 2013 at 1:06 am

Remember seeing “THE HIGH & THE MIGHTY” starring John Wayne in the 1950’s with my family. Screen was large like the ones we were used to in Chicago. Went to Florida every year and always took in a movie at the State.

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BobbyS commented about Niles Square Cinema on Jul 28, 2013 at 12:59 am

I went to the Lawrencewood when it opened..Soon after they twined the Portage Theater in Chicago..M&R were on a buying spree. Must have been a diaster for those theaters didn’t last long.

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BobbyS commented about Patio Theatre on Jul 12, 2013 at 11:43 pm

I thought the Portage was THE place to see a classic film. No more. The Patio is THE place to see a classic film and the people that run the programs are the best. Always great pre-show attractions and very interesting stories behind the scenes. These three people know what they are doing…BRAVO !!

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BobbyS commented about RKO Keith's Theatre on Jul 5, 2013 at 1:49 pm

I would imagine the money is not there for this project to start. Months & years later, this tarnished gem hangs on..

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BobbyS commented about Crawford Theater on Jul 5, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Danger is as danger persists…We never thought about dodging bullets on a daily basis just to get to a movie theater like the Crawford, Shootings everyday on the west side..If that isn’t danger, what is?

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BobbyS commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jul 5, 2013 at 1:32 pm

I am thrilled the Ziegfeld is still open & running in these days of muli-screens…Wish Radio City would show movies once in awhile..