LaGrange Theatre

80 S. La Grange Road,
La Grange, IL 60525

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Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on December 2, 2005 at 8:42 am

Is this the last Balaban & Katz theatre still operating in Chicago?

sqevans
sqevans on October 18, 2004 at 8:30 pm

It was showing first-run movies in the 70s. I remember seeing Inframan there. The last time I went there, a couple of years ago, it looked like it needed some work. I think they’re trying to raise money for renovation. I don’t know why the Village of LaGrange doesn’t help out. Instead, they let national bookstore chains raze architectural landmarks. You’d think they’d want to preserve their history.

geovhill
geovhill on February 9, 2004 at 8:55 am

Great to see that this is still around.
George Vreeland Hill.

jimpiscitelli
jimpiscitelli on January 31, 2004 at 12:01 pm

Not usually, but it is rare if they do. Here some theaters that I go to that usually show foreign films so you don’t have to travel to downtown Chicago:

>> Marcus Cinema Addison in Addison
>> Yorktown 18 in Lombard
>> Lake Theater in Oak Park
>> Crown Village Theaters in Skokie
>> Rivertree Court in Vernon Hills
>> Century Theaters in Evanston (sometimes I go)

Florence
Florence on January 31, 2004 at 11:10 am

I too saw “Snow White” there. But one more question, does LaGrange show foriegn films? Thanks

jimpiscitelli
jimpiscitelli on January 31, 2004 at 10:58 am

I remember going to LaGrange in 1983 to see “Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs” and “Trading Places” when it was a single screen. In 1984, the theater was split into two, and in the 1990’s became a quad. To answer Florence’s question, I am not sure if the LaGrange will show “Whale Rider” again on the big screen, you may want to contact the manager of the theater. I saw it at the Oakbrook Theaters just before they closed down (Good movie). The movie is available on VHS videocassette and DVD.

Florence
Florence on January 31, 2004 at 10:30 am

Did you or will you run “Whale Rider"
Any chance it will come through again?
Thank you, florence

MovieMan26
MovieMan26 on January 28, 2004 at 8:05 pm

Plitt theaters once operated the LaGRANGE theater from the 1970’s to the early 1980’s.