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Here is a 1917 review of the theatre
Here is a 1917 review of the theatre. The reviewer judged the 25' screen to be too big.
Here is a nice opening day photo.
Here is a nice view of the front.
The parapet restoration looks well-done.
It’s a hassle to write in the link HTML for everything when it can be copy-pasted just the same.
Try clicking this again. I have no idea why this isn’t working for you, but it’s an April 1918 issue, page 734
Just copy and pasted it in three different browsers and it worked fine.
Architect was Henry L. Newhouse.
Architect was Henry L. Newhouse. http://archive.org/stream/motionpicturenew121unse#page/n1486/mode/1up/search/newhouse
Incredibly, in 1917 the Studebaker was closed only 5 weeks for renovations. http://archive.org/stream/exhibitorstra00newy#page/710/mode/1up
During planning and construction, the Senate was originally to be called the Panacea. Weird name!
The architects for this theater are sometimes given as StanleyD. Anderson and James H. Ticknor. Betts may have contributed.
Opening article with photo
Opening article at archive.org
Opened November 6, 1918. Report from Exhibitor’s Herald in Photos section.
Added a Chicago Tribune announcement which credited John Eberson as architect.