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There are good areas and bad areas of Garfield Park. This is not a bad area – there’s business and new development. How are you judging danger?
J.E.O. Pridmore should be listed as architect. The interior somewhat resembled Pridmore’s Vic Theatre.
David Zornig found this photo showing the Hoyburn in the distance
Drove by yesterday, the Admiral has re-done its entrance in a more sympathetic way – more of the terra cotta is now exposed and a lot of that EFIS stucco is gone.
Here is a 1966 view.
Here is a 1960 photo
Here is a 1956 photo of the Brighton
Here is a 1921 view of the Stratford and Englewood.
Here is a great picture showing the wonderful detail of the second marquee.
Pearselives is correct, many pay zones are free after a certain time of night.
http://chicagopast.com/post/32881141467 A bigger version of the image in Bryan’s 2003 post
Here is a nice photo prior to demolition
When I clicked it, it didn’t work, but displayed after I refreshed it.
Visible to the edge of this image: http://chicagopast.com/post/32402435741
The photos tab – http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/302/photos/52019
Added a picture of the original seats. Yes I believe they were replaced in 1948.
Here is a 1949 picture featuring the original teaser curtain.
This looks like a pretty small theater from the street, but satellite view shows that it telescopes as it goes back. Seating capacity was 769 in 1916, not 400.