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This theatre also shows an occasional film under a program called “Twisted Flicks.” The sound is muted and the audience improvises dialogue.
Furiouslion, that’s very good news. Do you have a link to an article or story for attribution?
The marquee for this theatre shows up in a process shot in the 1947 film “Daisy Kenyon”
Would that be the projection booth that the young people are walking under?
The 16 in the name refers to the 16mm film format of most porn films back then.
There are current plans to demolish this theatre and replace it with high rise development.
Website is down. Phone disconnected. Current phone is 813-839-1600. You will get ahold of someone who works there and can tell you what movies are playing. They do have a Facebook page but no movie times on it. Best to use Fandango or Moviephone to find out what is playing.
Please update this listing per information above.^
Updated website link: http://grandmovietheatre.com/
Their Facebook page shows a movie being shown on June 11. Now called the Olympic Theater and Café. Website: http://olympictheatercafe.com/
Sorry to hear that, Stan. I used that crossing last year and came back through Sarnia as part of our trip. Never had one bit of trouble either time. Many Michiganders commute to jobs in Canada on a daily basis. Maybe you caught a person having a bad day.
Updated website listing: http://www.tahquatheatre.com/
A link will take you to the show times which are on the Newberry Chamber of Commerce website.
David, as a life-long Chicagoan, I can relate to the street name being mangled. Even by folks who live here.
Paul, the Grand Geneva in downtown Lake Geneva is now open again and showing movies.
I’ve added a recent photo of the remodeled façade to the photos section.
Now closed as of Sept 5 2017. Story: http://www.lakegenevanews.net/news/showboat-movie-theater-shuts-down/article_ce02747e-99c8-55db-8435-140df483fea2.html
I added a 1946 picture in the Photos section of this theatre’s marquee. The general rundown condition of the neighborhood is obvious.
I should think it would be safe to say that this theatre has been demolished.
Just added a picture of the new stylized marquee and front of the theater and a picture of an auditorium.
I used to go there as well. I heard the same stories about the landfill or scrapyard.
The online auction of the theatre’s equipment and seating is beginning. After the auction is completed, the theatre will be demolished. Article in Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/highland-park/news/
It was opened in 1916 as the Chicago Municipal Pier. It was named Navy Pier in 1927 in honor of WWI Navy veterans. During WWII, the Navy used it as a training center.