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Broan commented about Woodlawn Theatre on Oct 4, 2015 at 7:23 pm

http://archive.org/stream/movwor37chal#page/n427/mode/2up

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Broan commented about Milford Theatre on Oct 4, 2015 at 7:17 pm

http://archive.org/stream/motography17elec#page/503/mode/1up/search/newhouse

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Broan commented about Atlantic Theatre on Oct 4, 2015 at 7:15 pm

http://archive.org/stream/movpict33chal#page/n855/mode/1up/search/newhouse

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Broan commented about Boulevard Theatre on Oct 4, 2015 at 7:12 pm

Architect was Henry L. Newhouse. http://archive.org/stream/motionpicturenew121unse#page/n1486/mode/1up/search/newhouse

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Broan commented about Studebaker Theater & Playhouse Theater on Oct 4, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Incredibly, in 1917 the Studebaker was closed only 5 weeks for renovations. http://archive.org/stream/exhibitorstra00newy#page/710/mode/1up

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Broan commented about Senate Theatre on Oct 3, 2015 at 11:34 pm

During planning and construction, the Senate was originally to be called the Panacea. Weird name!

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Broan commented about Pantheon Theatre on Oct 3, 2015 at 6:19 pm

http://archive.org/stream/motionpicturenew18moti_7#page/3586/mode/2up

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Broan commented about Pantheon Theatre on Oct 3, 2015 at 4:56 pm

http://lantern.mediahist.org/catalog/motionpicturenew18moti_7_0964

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Broan commented about From Moving Picture Weekly on Oct 3, 2015 at 4:36 pm

http://lantern.mediahist.org/catalog/movingpicturewee78movi_1_0589

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Broan commented about Deerpath Theatre on Sep 25, 2015 at 12:59 pm

The architects for this theater are sometimes given as Stanley
D. Anderson and James H. Ticknor. Betts may have contributed.

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Broan commented about Tiffin Theatre on Sep 25, 2015 at 12:04 am

Opening article with photo

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Broan commented about Portage Theater on Sep 25, 2015 at 12:02 am

Opening article at archive.org

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Broan commented about Davis Theater on Sep 22, 2015 at 12:52 am

http://archive.org/stream/exhibitorsherald07exhi_0#page/n441/mode/2up

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Broan commented about Davis Theater on Sep 22, 2015 at 12:49 am

Opened November 6, 1918. Report from Exhibitor’s Herald in Photos section.

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Broan commented about Vic Theatre on Aug 30, 2015 at 5:41 pm

Added a Chicago Tribune announcement which credited John Eberson as architect.

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Broan commented about New 400 Theaters on Aug 29, 2015 at 5:51 pm

It was noted as being “Under Roof” by March 8

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Broan commented about New 400 Theaters on Aug 29, 2015 at 5:49 pm

The Regent must have opened in 1913. I have just posted a “Under Construction” notice from January 18, 1913 “The Construction News” and the earliest ad I have seen in the Tribune is from December 7, 1913.

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Broan commented about Studebaker Theater & Playhouse Theater on Aug 16, 2015 at 5:08 pm

The Studebaker is apparently to reopen October 18. http://www.studebakertheater.com

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Broan commented about Belpark Theatre on May 25, 2015 at 4:08 pm

It looks like they did a nice job. Before: http://chicagopatterns.com/belpark-theater-a-chicago-movie-palace-revealed/

Construction videos: Video 1: https://vimeo.com/111057220 Video 2: https://vimeo.com/115832228 Video 3: https://vimeo.com/119613402

They seem to have preserved and exposed most of what remained, and walled over the rest. They partitioned off the rear part of the auditorium into classroom-type space. I’m sure they intend to dismantle that and move those functions to storefront spaces as their congregation grows. The one odd thing I noticed in the video was that the lunettes at the top of each archway in the theatre were removed for some reason.

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Broan commented about Broadway Strand Theatre on May 3, 2015 at 9:48 pm

Joe, The HARGIS system was redesigned and the report from my first comment is now Here. I don’t know if that’s a permanent link, so to find it in the future, the HARGIS system is at http://gis.hpa.state.il.us/hargis/ and you’d search for Broadway-Strand. Page 2 of the report still lists J.H. Gernfeld as architect. However, as you note, other, more primary, sources list Levy. But contrary to your suggestion, J.H. Gernfeld was an actual theater architect in Chicago, responsible for at least a renovation of the Marlowe per p136 of Konrad Schiecke’s Historic Movie Theaters in Illinois. So it’s possible that Levy was the original architect and Gernfeld did a renovation.

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Broan commented about Wilmette Theatre on Apr 12, 2015 at 4:32 pm

I recently posted a still from an industrial film featuring the Wilmette.

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Broan commented about Liberty Theatre on Feb 21, 2015 at 4:17 pm

Built by John S. Ahamnos, who also built the New Apollo at Pulaski & North

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Broan commented about Central Park Theatre on Feb 1, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Probably was remodeled early on to provide a larger stage and screen.

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Broan commented about Liberty Theatre on Nov 30, 2014 at 8:10 pm

Earlier this year, it was renamed the Diamond Garden, and the exterior has been remodeled slightly.

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Broan commented about Liberty Theatre on Nov 30, 2014 at 8:10 pm

I don’t think this was ever named Garden Theater. It closed as the Liberty sometime in 1951 and became the Marcin Ballroom some time that same year, owned by Democratic Committeeman & later City Clerk John C. Marcin. It turned to the Garden Walk restaurant in the late 1960s.