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BobbyS commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Aug 9, 2013 at 4:57 am

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 9, 2013 at 4:52 am

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 6:06 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 5:59 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 13, 2013 at 4:43 am

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 6:49 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 6:41 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 6:32 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..

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BobbyS commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jul 5, 2013 at 6:32 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..

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BobbyS commented about AMC Loews 34th Street 14 on Jun 29, 2013 at 5:26 am

Is there a Loews company anymore? Or are they just using the name. Now that AMC has been sold, I wonder if the Loews name will be dropped altogether..

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BobbyS commented about Capitol Theatre on Jun 20, 2013 at 6:04 am

Ofcourse you are right, I was speaking in general and the way the nation looked compared to the problems of the cities today.

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BobbyS commented about Capitol Theatre on Jun 19, 2013 at 5:29 pm

You are all correct. 1968 was terrible. I was mistakenly thinking of 1958, which of course was a better year.

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BobbyS commented about Capitol Theatre on Jun 19, 2013 at 4:58 am

Thanks Bill…..Wonderful ads..What a kinder & gentle world it was when “2001” opened…and you saw it at the Capitol !!

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BobbyS commented about Patio Theatre on May 30, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Thanks Broan, Good News.. There was a very good audience for Monday night and the theater looked beautiful.

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BobbyS commented about Patio Theatre on May 26, 2013 at 3:56 am

I know the city doesn’t set rates, but didn’t the city just announce meters will be in use to 10pm nitely? What a killer for businesses……

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BobbyS commented about Patio Theatre on May 26, 2013 at 3:36 am

Another blow to Irving Park theaters, the Portage Theater was closed indefinetly by the City of Chicago today over liquor license problems with the new owners. This is bad news for the Portage. Theater was doing very well with the classic film series every week. So many factors are in play to keep these beautiful theaters open and running. It is a real uphill battle. The city really doesn’t give a damn or they would find ways to keep the area from becoming so blight. They are too busy trying to increase the parking meter fees so nobody wants to pay the insane high fees to attend a local movie house. No wonder so many empty storefronts surrounding these movie theaters. What a pity!!

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BobbyS commented about Alex Theater on May 15, 2013 at 3:59 pm

HI SCOTT. Kids have it made today if they wish to see a “condemned” movie. With so many screens under one roof, they can just buy a ticket into a “safe” film and just walk into the film of choice. I have never seen anyone checking. So much of it is on TV & the web, its really a farce. Morals in this counrty have been on the slide down for years. The Alex was never my first choice. Only remember it as the last resort. I had more fun at the Byrd.

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BobbyS commented about Alex Theater on May 14, 2013 at 4:39 pm

The more condemned they were, the more interesting the movie was…..and the ALEX was THE place to see them.

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BobbyS commented about Alex Theater on May 13, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Always amazed me how the church said it was ok to see a monster attacking & eating & killing people, but a no no for Monroe to suggest something a little more tame. Especially what we know today..

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BobbyS commented about Loew's Kings Theatre on May 12, 2013 at 5:49 am

A theater without its house organ is like an organ without pipes…….

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BobbyS commented about Loew's Paradise Theatre on May 2, 2013 at 5:58 am

Can anyone go to church services at the Paradise? I would love to go there on a Sunday morning. I have been to 175th Loews and felt welcomed during a service. I would “close my eyes” and imagine I was there when it was a movie palace.

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BobbyS commented about Loew's Kings Theatre on Mar 12, 2013 at 3:50 am

Mass transit is alive & well both in New York and Chicago. But we need the movie palaces to be open & running for us to get to don’t we?

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BobbyS commented about Loew's Kings Theatre on Mar 12, 2013 at 3:24 am

Couldn’t agree more…The Uptown in Chicago is also one of these masterpieces and should be saved and restored by the city of chicago and for the nation.

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BobbyS commented about Michael Todd Theatre on Mar 3, 2013 at 4:54 am

So did “Around the World” play the Michael Todd theater or his Cinestage? I thought it played the Michael Todd with the waterfall curtain. Was it the same size of todays IMAX screens?

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BobbyS commented about Alex Theater on Feb 12, 2013 at 2:58 am

So very true…..The nuns & priests always told us to stay away from the dangers of the Alex theater. They thought it would endanger our young minds for the worse. Just like our parents when they were told Mae West was the devil and all of her films should be avoided, they flocked to them and thought she was fabulous….