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M&R. Fine journalism.
Remodeling & Renaming occurred in May 1931.
Here is a 1915 article about the Windsor Park’s exemplary projection systems.
The name of this theater was the Clermont, not Claremont. The Alley is set to close in coming months. https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20151201/lakeview/alley-closing-after-39-years-after-being-slaughtered-by-construction
I don’t think the Playhouse is open.
This is a Chicago Daily News photograph via Library of Congress
Posted a photo. The Vitagraph was a very plain theater, at least on the outside.
This page features ornament from the Julian.
This advertisement for asbestos ceiling treatments shows the Buckingham’s rather plain interior.
This article features a very early photo and description of the Julian, as well as descriptions of the other theaters in the immediate neighborhood in 1911, most of which do not have entries on Cinema Treasures.
https://books.google.com/books?id=52lYAAAAYAAJ&dq=theater%20kohl%20rapp&pg=RA9-PA41#v=onepage&q=rapp&f=false 1913 article indicates Rapp & Rapp were architects for a theater at Sheridan/Dakin.
George L. Rapp may have helped design the Empress. http://archive.org/stream/movingpicturewor16movi#page/66/mode/2up
Looks like this would have been one of the earliest Rapp & Rapp theaters with a cantilevered balcony.
Possibly converted by Rapp & Rapp. https://books.google.com/books?id=uGxJAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA890&dq=G.l.+rapp+theater&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CBsQ6AEwADgKahUKEwisiKGLqt7IAhUCQSYKHeh8BTE#v=onepage&q=G.l.%20rapp%20theater&f=false
Credited to Rapp & Rapp. https://books.google.com/books?id=-yNJAQAAMAAJ&pg=RA24-PA17&dq=G.l.+rapp+theater&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CDoQ6AEwBmoVChMIgOSv7qfeyAIVwigmCh0I1gUD#v=onepage&q=G.l.%20rapp%20theater&f=false
Rapp & Rapp may have worked on this theater. https://books.google.com/books?id=d1ZOAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA860&dq=theater+kohl+rapp&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CDMQ6AEwBGoVChMIl6Kj9aXeyAIVxmImCh3APwyf#v=onepage&q=theater%20kohl%20rapp&f=false
Opened November 20, 1915
Here is a nice article and photos of the Chelten
Here is a nice article with pictures on the Villard
The silver balls are now missing.
Compare to the photo at http://www.fineartsbuilding.com/theaters.html. The proscenium must have been moved out and widened at some point.
Name should be changed to Studebaker, status to Open