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Today, April 2, is the 35th Anniversary of the Loop Theatre putting on its last picture show.
warnergrad; I’ve been there a few times. An okay experience. Nothing really ornate. No balcony. Projection was half-way decent. Mono sound. It sort of looked like the Adelphi Theatre in Rogers Park. It’s now some type of warehouse.
Trolleyguy; what is the 36 Broadway/Devon trolley car doing at 119th Street on the South Side?
I’m confused. The 36 Broadway streetcar near 119th Street on the South Side????
The photo was taken in January, 1957.
The first McVicker’s opened 155 years ago today.
This photo was not taken across the street on the State-Lake marquee. The State-Lake was directly across the street from the Chicago. This photo may have been taken from the L station platform.
BREAKING NEWS!!! Recently, the upper portion of the building had some work done and underneath some covering was a sign that read “GRAYLAND THEATRE”. You can now see it on top of the exterior.
STAR WARS (1977) never played in 70mm when it was showing there in 1977.
I saw THE MASTER on August 16 at the Music Box in 70mm. It was presented in 1.85; Datasat Sound. It filled up a good portion of the proscenium.
It’s official. Century Centre will go digital beginning next Friday, September 21.
Ooopss….my apologies to CF Fan. I misread your comment. I think what you’re suggesting is maybe Landmark will install digital in Auditoriums, 4, 5, and 6 and, hopefully, 70mm in Theatre 7. Keep our fingers cross.
If I were to make a guess, I’d say it was for digital projection installation. Of course; I hope I’m wrong but to install 70mm in FOUR auditoriums???? But, we shall see….I hope it is 70mm installation!
Re-open the theatre…..except Auditorium #9.
Broan: to quote Vinnie Barbarino…“I’m so confused!!!”
BREAKING NEWS!!! Norridge closes tonight, Sunday, July 15.
What’s going on over here? They are only advertising 4 movies.
Portholes on the wall….looks like the booth.
Here’s what I usually do with links; I BLUE copy it; then go to my e-mail; click “COMPOSE”; paste link onto page where I would normally type e-mail; send it to myself….and then click link and WALLLLA….there’s the link with photos of video clip….
There MUST be separation between church and cinema!!!
This doesn’t bother me that much. Whatever it takes to keep the theatre open. And besides…at least they didn’t change the name of the theatre to the “Chase Theatre”. I think the real travesty was having the Shubert Theater’s name being changed altogether to the Bank of America Theater. Now THAT’S bad!!!
The Biograph never had a balcony. Upstairs used to be a variety of things. I was told it was a pool hall, dance class space, political gathering hole, lots of things. In 1983, the owner of the Biograph converted the upstairs space into 2 small auditoriums. He left the original 1914 auditorium alone. The original auditorium never got divided when it was a movie theatre.
The marquee could still be on a timer and it just automatically goes on and off.