Comments from Broan

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Broan commented about Central Park Theatre on Apr 11, 2013 at 12:56 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 19, 2013 at 10:01 pm

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 3:15 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 8:50 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 7:47 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 10:51 am

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 7:35 pm

A group waiting to see Houdini

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Broan commented about Irving Theater on Feb 5, 2013 at 2:07 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 11:29 am

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

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Broan commented about Gage Park Theater on Jan 29, 2013 at 2:30 pm

The Gaelic was on 47th.

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Broan commented about Plaza Theatre on Jan 27, 2013 at 12:16 pm

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Broan commented about New Mission Theater on Jan 26, 2013 at 12:05 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 12:04 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 11:34 am

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

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Broan commented about Coliseum Theater on Jan 26, 2013 at 11:17 am

An early article with photos

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Broan commented about De Luxe Theatre on Jan 26, 2013 at 10:44 am

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Broan commented about California Theatre on Jan 26, 2013 at 10:38 am

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Broan commented about Bellevue Cinema 4 on Jan 26, 2013 at 10:34 am

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Broan commented about Village Art Theatre on Jan 26, 2013 at 9:55 am

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Broan commented about De Luxe Theatre on Jan 26, 2013 at 9:24 am

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Broan commented about Crawford Theater on Jan 20, 2013 at 5:53 pm

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?

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Broan commented about Palace Theater on Jan 20, 2013 at 5:19 pm

J.E.O. Pridmore should be listed as architect. The interior somewhat resembled Pridmore’s Vic Theatre.

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Broan commented about Pickwick Theatre on Jan 14, 2013 at 8:12 am

Nope

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Broan commented about Hoyburn Theatre on Jan 7, 2013 at 9:43 am

David Zornig found this photo showing the Hoyburn in the distance