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Wow. I’m pretty dialed into the classic car community, and I hadn’t even heard of this. Must have been piss poor promotion in advance. My buddy has the replica Graffiti Deuce Coupe. He could have been hired to park out front. Even Candy still does personal appearances with enough notice. (Music Box would have probably had both.) The big Eli’s show was out on Forest Preserve Drive today too. So they were never gonna siphon off that crowd. Sounds like they just didn’t know what they were doing. Thanks for the heads up.
You would have to copy and paste it into your browser, starting from the end of the link so my sentence above it doesn’t highlight.
Or just scroll back to 08/06/07 in the comments, and click on the link HowardBHass posted originally that says Behind The Gap.
This link was posted back in 2007. It has photo’s of the dormant balcony area.
Just added a number of newspaper clippings, some with photos courtesy of Karen Eifler via the “I was in Boulder, CO in the 70’s” Facebook page.
1986 marquee photo added.
Just added a 1917 photo.
Just added a 1938 photo. The “Ain’t There (dere) No More – New Orleans” FB page I got it from, had comments that said that author Anne Rice bought it in the `90’s. With intentions of making it into a dinner theatre. It apparently is an Oriental Rug store today. She also supposedly bought a church at Prytania & 3rd Street, which she also sold.
Just added a circa 1941/`42 photo.
Just added a 1864 photo.
Just added a 1939 photo.
Found and added a crisper copy of the 1910 photo courtesy of Art Barcenas via the Retrun to Old Delray, Old Detroit Facebook page.
Via Mike Stillman.
I think the wooden structure that supported the proscenium arch is still visible, against the back wall of the former theatre.
Back of stage house from Broadway.
Drove by today and saw the red & white Public Notice on the door. Then saw a post on the Chicago Theatre Preservation Alliance Facebook page, that included the below link. The BelPark will be the new home of Chicago Tabernacle. The same folks who originally wanted the Portage Theatre. So good news all around, with both now being saved.
Thanks to Mike Stillman for finding out that it became Furth Chapel in 1959, and closed for good in 2002 as Piser-Weinstein Menorah Chapel. It remained vacant since then. I was unable to get back to get auditorium photos.
Added photo and copy courtesy of Nevada Armored Transport, Inc. 1946-1984 Facebook page.
Added 2 images.
An article dated today about the reopening.
Apparently the liquor license was renewed without the Alderman’s knowledge.
And here’s one from 09/13/13 with more photos.
Here is an article dated today, about the restoration with photos.
The Turtles show at the Cheetah/Aragon Ballroom was cancelled due to civil unrest following the slaying of MLK.
Here is an active link about the Lux in it’s burlesque days.
Just added a circa 1925 exterior photo, courtesy of Mike Tuggle.