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Broan commented about Round Up Theater on Jun 9, 2013 at 11:59 am

Theatre Historical Society in Elmhurst, if anywhere

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Broan commented about Eastside Theater on Jun 7, 2013 at 12:30 pm

They’ll say that if it was majorly remodeled, though. In the aerial view, it’s certainly theater-shaped.

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Broan commented about Patio Theatre on May 30, 2013 at 12:42 pm

It’ll be open for some special events however. Another Northwest Chicago Film Society screening is scheduled for Wednesday. I imagine this will continue as weather permits.

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Broan commented about Capri Cinema on May 29, 2013 at 9:28 am

It’s in the Photos section…

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Broan commented about Ashland Theatre on May 28, 2013 at 6:58 pm

It also appears on the 1925 Sanborn map, so it may have reopened.

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Broan commented about Ashland Theatre on May 28, 2013 at 6:58 pm

The Bing birdseye map still shows the old facade of the Ashland Joe Vogel refers to, which bears little resemblance to the one shown in the 1912 article, though the floorplan is the same. Perhaps it was delayed by costs.

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Broan commented about Patio Theatre on May 25, 2013 at 10:40 pm

The Portage was closed by the owner. He could have remained open with the liquor license in limbo but chose not to. The city does not set the meter fees, Daley sold the meters to a private company.

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Broan commented about State-Lake Theater on Apr 23, 2013 at 10:37 am

It opened exclusively at the State-Lake through June 26, then went wide the next week.

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Broan commented about Highland Park Theatre on Apr 11, 2013 at 4:59 pm

http://blog.chicagohistory.org/index.php/2013/04/well-see-you-at-the-movies/ This blog post indicates that the Alcyon was the basis for Siskel & Ebert’s WTTW program.

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Broan commented about Central Park Theatre on Apr 11, 2013 at 3:56 pm

On the West Side, maybe. There are some nice ones on the South Side.

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Broan commented about Colony Theater on Mar 20, 2013 at 1:01 am

Tinseltoes, I think that must be the Drake theater, I see no other Ascher theaters opening 1925-1926 and the pictured theater has no balcony.

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Broan commented about Randolph Theater on Mar 8, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Here is a 1926 view featuring the Randolph’s State Street marquee. In 1920, Jones, Linick, and Shaefer bought out a vacant site on state for a new second lobby cutting through to the Randolph.

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Broan commented about Oak Theatre on Feb 27, 2013 at 11:50 am

Looking at the demolition photos, it looks like the Oak’s interior had already been gutted – bare brick walls and open ceiling beams. Is that right?

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Broan commented about Bryn Mawr Theatre on Feb 26, 2013 at 10:47 pm

I was never there, but the sanborn maps indicate no balcony.

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Broan commented about Beverly Theatre on Feb 13, 2013 at 1:51 pm

As noted in earlier comments, Mason Rapp of Rapp & Rapp did remodeling work in the 1950s.

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Broan commented about Princess Theatre on Feb 9, 2013 at 10:35 pm

A group waiting to see Houdini

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Broan commented about Irving Theater on Feb 5, 2013 at 5:07 pm

http://calumet412.com/post/42358089763/south-halsted-st-1956-chicago

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Broan commented about Orpheum Theatre on Feb 5, 2013 at 2:29 pm

http://newprairieconstruction.com/orpheum-auditorium-ceiling

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Broan commented about Gage Park Theater on Jan 29, 2013 at 5:30 pm

The Gaelic was on 47th.

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Broan commented about Plaza Theatre on Jan 27, 2013 at 3:16 pm

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Broan commented about New Mission Theater on Jan 26, 2013 at 3:05 pm

http://books.google.com/books?id=1qEbAQAAMAAJ&dq=cove%20lighting%20theater&pg=PA1990#v=onepage&q&f=false

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Broan commented about Stratford Theatre on Jan 26, 2013 at 3:04 pm

http://books.google.com/books?id=1qEbAQAAMAAJ&dq=cove%20lighting%20theater&pg=PA1989#v=onepage&q=cove%20lighting%20theater&f=false

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Broan commented about Alhambra Theater on Jan 26, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Contained 100 200-watt lamps and 18 60 watt lamps.

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Broan commented about Coliseum Theater on Jan 26, 2013 at 2:17 pm

An early article with photos