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Broan commented about Studebaker Theater & Playhouse Theater on Nov 27, 2015 at 9:37 pm

I don’t think the Playhouse is open.

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Broan commented about 1915 photo courtesy of Jori Sobery Curry. on Nov 25, 2015 at 9:37 pm

This is a Chicago Daily News photograph via Library of Congress

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Broan commented about Vitagraph Theatre on Nov 10, 2015 at 11:38 am

Posted a photo. The Vitagraph was a very plain theater, at least on the outside.

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Broan commented about Julian Theater on Nov 2, 2015 at 7:49 pm

This page features ornament from the Julian.

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Broan commented about Buckingham Theatre on Nov 2, 2015 at 7:44 pm

This advertisement for asbestos ceiling treatments shows the Buckingham’s rather plain interior.

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Broan commented about Julian Theater on Nov 2, 2015 at 7:42 pm

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.

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Broan commented about Mode Theatre on Oct 25, 2015 at 4:20 pm

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.

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Broan commented about Empress Theatre on Oct 25, 2015 at 3:51 pm

George L. Rapp may have helped design the Empress. http://archive.org/stream/movingpicturewor16movi#page/66/mode/2up

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Broan commented about Windsor Theatre on Oct 25, 2015 at 3:31 pm

https://books.google.com/books?id=1qFXAAAAYAAJ&dq=%22george%20l.%20rapp%22%20theater&pg=PA130#v=onepage&q=%22george%20l.%20rapp%22%20theater&f=false

Looks like this would have been one of the earliest Rapp & Rapp theaters with a cantilevered balcony.

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Broan commented about RKO Main Street Theatre on Oct 25, 2015 at 3:24 pm

https://books.google.com/books?id=YN9aAAAAYAAJ&dq=construction%20news%20september%201912&pg=RA7-PA12#v=onepage&q=construction%20news%20september%201912&f=false

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Broan commented about Arcade Theater on Oct 25, 2015 at 3:15 pm

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

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Broan commented about Waverly Theatre on Oct 25, 2015 at 3:12 pm

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

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Broan commented about Criterion Theater on Oct 25, 2015 at 3:01 pm

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

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Broan commented about Colonial Theater on Oct 22, 2015 at 11:16 pm

http://archive.org/stream/moviewor05chal#page/18/mode/1up

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Broan commented about Colonial Theater on Oct 22, 2015 at 11:06 pm

http://digital.cincinnatilibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p16998coll6/id/1352/rec/39

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Broan commented about Calo Theatre on Oct 18, 2015 at 5:26 pm

Opened November 20, 1915

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Broan commented about Chelten Theatre on Oct 18, 2015 at 3:29 pm

Here is a nice article and photos of the Chelten

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Broan commented about Villard Theatre on Oct 18, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Here is a nice article with pictures on the Villard

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Broan commented about Studebaker Theater & Playhouse Theater on Oct 18, 2015 at 1:58 pm

The silver balls are now missing.

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Broan commented about Studebaker Theater & Playhouse Theater on Oct 18, 2015 at 1:55 pm

Compare to the photo at http://www.fineartsbuilding.com/theaters.html. The proscenium must have been moved out and widened at some point.

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Broan commented about Studebaker Theater & Playhouse Theater on Oct 18, 2015 at 1:53 pm

Name should be changed to Studebaker, status to Open

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Broan commented about Crown Theater on Oct 14, 2015 at 11:48 pm

First opened as the Crown in April 1917. Remodeled as Palace in 1926.

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Broan commented about Covent Theater on Oct 13, 2015 at 11:34 pm

Other articles describe the technical achievements of the Covent Garden. The balcony was noted as requiring no sight-obstructing pillars, making it one of the earlier cantilevered balconies. The capacity was 2,684, making it one of the earliest huge theaters outside the Loop. The stage was designed to hydraulically “split and raise like a jack-knife bridge revealing a broad and deep pool for the water acts. The mechanics of this arrangement, said to be more complete than that of the New York Hippodrome, was the cause of the delayed opening.” The screen drop was painted to imitate a gigantic lady’s handkerchief.

“The stage is of proportions adequate for circus performances, winter carnivals and the largest of grand opera and musical comedy spectacles. A huge water stage, patterned on the lines of the one installed at the New York Hippodrome, is included in the stage equipment for spectacular water effects. A Wurlitzer Hope-Jones orchestral organ, installed at a cost of nearly $75,000, and said to be the largest of its kind in the world with more than 2000 pipes and attachments, will be used exclusively for the interpretation of scores for the musical plays as well as for solo purposes.”

However, the programming was a bust and within two months, after experimenting with combined revues and vaudeville, it was leased to Lubliner & Trinz, becoming the largest film theater in the city despite its tiny, high-perched projection booth.

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Broan commented about Mars Theatre on Oct 13, 2015 at 2:10 pm

Here is another. Gives architect as Horatio Wilson, who also designed the Harper Theater.

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Broan commented about Avers Theater on Oct 11, 2015 at 1:21 pm

I think the actual address was 3825, which is now a laundromat. The Avers was part of the early Balaban & Katz/Amalgamated chain.