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DavidZornig commented about Cine Royale Theatre on Mar 3, 2017 at 9:16 pm

1950’s night photo added courtesy of the Americas Past In Photos Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about 1998 photo credit John P. Keating Jr. on Mar 3, 2017 at 5:21 pm

Most likely also the 1900 N. Lincoln Avenue installation.

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DavidZornig commented about Garrick Theatre on Mar 3, 2017 at 5:20 pm

Posted some photos of additional Frederick Almenraeder Garrick Theatre heads I ran across. One in a display currently at the Chicago Cultural Center, in the West corridor on the first floor near the restrooms. History and confirmation of the 1961 demolition included. The other two mounted in a brick wall in the 1900 block of North Lincoln Avenue.

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DavidZornig commented about Astor Theatre on Mar 3, 2017 at 3:44 pm

1965 photo added, credit Joel Meyerowitz.

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DavidZornig commented about Spring 1979 on Mar 3, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Photo credit Richard Estes-1978.

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DavidZornig commented about Parkside Theatre on Feb 28, 2017 at 10:42 pm

Thanks. Sometimes people crop or enlarge photos, to highlight only the theatre buildings or facades. Or that was the size that they first found them in.

Enlarging an image distorts it. Cropping them sometimes cuts out neighboring businesses, that might spark more memories about any given theatre, when they are viewed by CT members. I know they have for me.

Sometimes years pass in between posts on CT. That’s the only reason I comment when I add additional photos. To give those that had previously commented, another chance to jog their own memories. I’ve never kept track of how many times it has worked. But I know that it has. Because I’ve responded to many of them.

I try and always credit the source I get them from. And I correct them accordingly when it is pointed out to me. The advent of Facebook, has created a great new resource for photos. Since a lot of cities and small towns created historical pages about their own communities, and have members that add local photos that have never been seen before.

One feature I wish CT would add, is that e-mail alerts go out when someone comments under a photo in the Photos Section. Currently notifications only go out when one comments solely in the Comments Section.

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DavidZornig commented about Irving Theatre on Feb 28, 2017 at 6:42 pm

Full width December 10, 1942 photo added, credit & courtesy of San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library.

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DavidZornig commented about Parkside Theatre on Feb 28, 2017 at 6:37 pm

Crisper, wider version of the 12/28/28 photo added, credit & courtesy of the San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library. Date was written on the back along with Taraval near 19th St.

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DavidZornig commented about Fox Theatre on Feb 28, 2017 at 6:28 pm

Scrolled back to 2008, and don’t see that this link was posted previously. It has demolition footage of the Fox.

http://www.foundsf.org/index.php?title=Fox_Theater

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DavidZornig commented about Rubidoux Drive-In on Feb 27, 2017 at 8:41 pm

Five 1949 photos added courtesy of the Americas Past In Photos Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Argo Theater on Feb 26, 2017 at 4:05 pm

1966 marquee photo added courtesy of Denise Stojda. Via the Long Island and NYC Places that are no more Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about 1956 Kodachrome slide. © Dave Gelinas on Feb 24, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Bonus history of the Toffenetti Restaurant on the corner. Courtesy of Cathy Dorsey, via the ‎Manhattan Before 1990 FB Group.

Dario Toffenetti immigrated to the US from Austria in 1910. After success as a restaurateur in Chicago he expanded eastward. He commissioned architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill to design his restaurant at the SE corner of W 43rd St. and Broadway, one of the firm’s earliest projects. It was a sleek two-story building fronted with curved blue-glass panels, outfitted with an escalator. It had an exposed show-off gleaming stainless steel kitchen separated from the diningroom by a glass wall so that diners could see the action. It had murals painted by Hugh Troy. Toffenetti Restaurant opened on August 7, 1940, with seating for 1,000 and service 24/7.

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DavidZornig commented about Mayfair Theatre on Feb 24, 2017 at 10:48 am

The restored Mayfair marquee is pictured in the below article at it’s new home. I will add it to the Photos Section as well if possible, in case the link expires down the road.

https://www.vcreporter.com/2017/02/22/the-seabees-75th-port-hueneme-museum-celebrates-naval-construction-battalions-history-and-legacy/

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DavidZornig commented about Cactus Drive-In on Feb 23, 2017 at 10:15 pm

1947 photo added courtesy of the America’s Past In Photos Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Sandburg Theatre on Feb 22, 2017 at 8:36 pm

October 10, 1976 article by Gene Siskel about the change from the Playboy to the Chelex.
Via Tim O'Neill.

http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1976/10/10/page/139/article/movies

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DavidZornig commented about Nauvoo Theatre on Feb 21, 2017 at 12:08 pm

Circa 2014 auditorium & projection booth photos added, photo credit Loren Argall‎.

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DavidZornig commented about Hi-Pointe Theater on Feb 21, 2017 at 11:42 am

1937 photo added courtesy of Kristy Nesslein‎.

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DavidZornig commented about Brentwood Theatre on Feb 21, 2017 at 11:34 am

1947 photo added courtesy of Eileen Prunty Bax.

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DavidZornig commented about T & D Theatre on Feb 20, 2017 at 9:06 pm

11/21/16 newspaper announcing grand opening added to Photos Section, via the link below. Image will enlarge in link as well.

https://oaklandwiki.org/t%20&%20d%20theatre

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DavidZornig commented about Broadway Theatre on Feb 20, 2017 at 8:57 pm

1941 photo added courtesy of Philip Duhe.

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DavidZornig commented about Downtown Theatre on Feb 20, 2017 at 8:51 pm

1918 photo added courtesy of Philip Duhe.

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DavidZornig commented about Mayne Stage on Feb 20, 2017 at 4:49 pm

Apparently the restaurant & storefront portion will be reopening as a brewery.

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170220/rogers-park/empirical-brewery-take-over-rogers-parks-mayne-stage

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DavidZornig commented about Dixie Theatre on Feb 18, 2017 at 11:57 pm

1948 photo added courtesy of the Traces Of Texas Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Paramount Theatre on Feb 17, 2017 at 7:41 pm

Circa 1962 photo added courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about 1966 photo courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page. on Feb 13, 2017 at 10:28 am

Capitol marquee on far right.