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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.
On the West Side, maybe. There are some nice ones on the South Side.
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.
Article with nice photos about the Palace’s lighting system
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.
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?
I was never there, but the sanborn maps indicate no balcony.
As noted in earlier comments, Mason Rapp of Rapp & Rapp did remodeling work in the 1950s.
A group waiting to see Houdini
The Gaelic was on 47th.
Contained 100 200-watt lamps and 18 60 watt lamps.
An early article with photos
There are good areas and bad areas of Garfield Park. This is not a bad area – there’s business and new development. How are you judging danger?
J.E.O. Pridmore should be listed as architect. The interior somewhat resembled Pridmore’s Vic Theatre.