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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.
just added a 1937 photo, courtesy of Mike Tuggle. Likely an IDOT photo.
It must have been a theater twice then, 1944 and later. Because it was Jefferson Super Mart in 1963, before it became the Paris Theater sometime before 1969. I added a 1963 photo before it was the Paris.
Added two photos found on the Vintage Phoenix Facebook page.
Correction, photo credit California State Library Mott-Merge Collection.
Photo credit Dawn Irby Kovacich.
Several photos added via the Planet Hammond Facebook page.
I’m going to go back next week. They are getting closer to the auditorium with the bulldozer, so I should be able to get a couple more photos.