Comments from Tim O'Neill

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Tim O'Neill commented about City of Aurora seeks citizen about what should happen to the Century 16 on Sep 4, 2012 at 10:35 am

Re-open the theatre…..except Auditorium #9.

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Tim O'Neill commented about AMC Loews Norridge 10 on Jul 16, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Broan: to quote Vinnie Barbarino…“I’m so confused!!!”

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Tim O'Neill commented about AMC Loews Norridge 10 on Jul 15, 2012 at 12:23 am

BREAKING NEWS!!! Norridge closes tonight, Sunday, July 15.

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Tim O'Neill commented about AMC Loews Norridge 10 on Jun 14, 2012 at 10:40 pm

What’s going on over here? They are only advertising 4 movies.

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Tim O'Neill commented about The screen on Jun 10, 2012 at 8:52 am

Portholes on the wall….looks like the booth.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Patio Theatre on May 23, 2012 at 12:29 am

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1911305952/save-the-historic-patio-theater

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Tim O'Neill commented about Esquire Theatre on May 13, 2012 at 10:39 am

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….

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Tim O'Neill commented about Portage Theater on Mar 28, 2012 at 12:14 pm

There MUST be separation between church and cinema!!!

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Tim O'Neill commented about Chicago Theatre on Feb 9, 2012 at 10:51 am

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!!!

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Tim O'Neill commented about Biograph Theater on Jan 1, 2012 at 8:14 am

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.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Piper's Alley Theatre on Nov 29, 2011 at 8:11 pm

The marquee could still be on a timer and it just automatically goes on and off.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Colony Theater on Nov 26, 2011 at 9:04 pm

No, the main floor seats were taken out years ago. I’m not sure about the balcony.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Copernicus Center on Nov 21, 2011 at 4:13 pm
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Tim O'Neill commented about Evergreen Theater on Nov 2, 2011 at 6:50 pm

It was originally an M&R Theatre, then it became a Loews Theatre in the late 1980s. And then………with the big merger; it became a Loews Cineplex Theatre and closed in the summer of 1999. It later got demolished.

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Tim O'Neill commented about McVickers Theater on Sep 23, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Towards the end of this clip, Geoffrey Baer discusses the McVickers Theatre.http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2011/09/22/ask-geoffrey-922

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Tim O'Neill commented about Cinema Theater on Sep 12, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Today is September 13, 2011. Today is the 30th Anniversary of the Cinema Theatre’s last picture show. The last movie to play at the Cinema was ATLANTIC CITY. The theatre was torn down 3 days later.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Bryn Mawr Theatre on Sep 9, 2011 at 9:39 pm

I walked down the alley today. One of the original exit doors was cracked open a little bit. I peaked inside. It looks like the auditorium is being used as a storage space. Perhaps some type of auto repair garage. The door wasn’t open too much but I did hear some noise if as though it was a repair garage. Lots of junk inside. Hopefully, one day, the door will be propped open some more so I can get a better view. There is a church somewhere in the building but definitely not in the auditorium space.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Webster Place Theaters on Aug 11, 2011 at 2:18 am

As of August 10, 2011, the Webster Place is all-digital projection.

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Tim O'Neill commented about AMC River East 21 on Jul 24, 2011 at 1:09 am

Hey, Cinemark Fan; any news on the Pipers Alley?

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Tim O'Neill commented about Clark Theater on Jul 13, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Very sad news…………http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/6495723-421/bruce-s.-trinz-owner-of-legendary-clark-theater-dies#.Th5s0qgm9zg.facebook

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Tim O'Neill commented about Happy 30th, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" on Jun 12, 2011 at 11:17 pm

Another outstanding piece of research from the Coate Man.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Aardvark Cinematheque on May 31, 2011 at 1:02 am

The P. Lekousis photo was actually taken in 1973.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Piper's Alley Theatre on May 25, 2011 at 1:44 am

Yesterday (May 24) was the 20th Anniversary of the opening of this theatre. Hmmmm…..I wonder if Loews initially signed a 20 year lease….which means….it should be up……..if that indeed is the case. Of course, I merely speculate…..and hope that AMC pulls out of here and a new, more ambitious tenant will take over.

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Tim O'Neill commented about State-Lake Theater on Apr 10, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Hey David. The State Street Gall, er, um, I mean Mall was planned while Mayor Richard J. Daley was in office. They closed State Street in June, 1978 to begin destruction, er, um, I mean construction on State Street. Mayor Michael Bilandic was in office at that time. So it wasn’t really Mayor Jane Byrne’s fault of the Mistake by the Lake. Thank God Mayor Richard M. Daley put an end to this debacle.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Woods Theatre on Mar 17, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Rich, I think you saw this double feature somewhere else. Believe me……The Woods Theatre NEVER showed an Ingmar Bergman movie in the 1970s. Maybe you saw this double bill at the Esquire or Playboy, but at the Woods………….no way.