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To CT Admins.
The closing date in the Overview should be changed to January 3, 1981 from 1980.
Below is a January 2nd 1981 Tribune link, with it’s final film appearing in the ads.
Information courtesy of Tim O'Neill.
1953 marquee photo added courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.
1st Mexican Independence Day Parade in Chicago
1943 photo added, photo credit John Vachon.
Tall man on the right has been identified as Charlie Fairchild by his great granddaughter Deborah Smith.
Via the Traces Of Texas Facebook page.
Original uncropped wide shot of the 1948 photo added 8/16/11, courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.
Showing full marquee.
1977 photo added, photo credit Planet Hammond Facebook page.
Unfortunately the size limit that photos added to CT receive upon uploading them, does not do all of them justice.
If you were to download both images away from CT and inspect them full size as some other CT members have in the past, you will see the differences.
Various building details, store names etc. are legible in the image I uploaded, but yes not the marquee in this instance.
My “habit” of uploading “crisper” photos, as well as many more previously unseen photos in general, is at over 2400 in 11 years.
I also credited the original photographer and used the copyright attribution, that the previous/07/17/12 poster may not have known.
Your critique however is appreciated and duly noted.
Crisper version of the 1947 photo added, photo credit Neal Douglass.
Courtesy of the Austin History Center.
Color added by the Traces Of Texas Facebook page.
Christmas 1972 photo added courtesy of the Traces Of Texas Facebook page.
December 1947 photo added courtesy of the Old Images of New York Facebook page.
I couldn’t find the image I downloaded originally, but I think this might be it.
It appears it was removed by CT Admins.
I assumed crediting MIT was adequate, but apparently not.
I searched for it again but could not locate it.
Thanks for posting that. I re-posted it over on the McClurg Court Cinemas page courtesy of you, since a lot of the exterior is shown throughout.
McClurg exterior in May 1999 at 0:29 & 1:10 through the end in the below clip courtesy of alex35mm, who posted it to the Old Orchard Theater page for it’s appearance as well.
1931 photo added copyright K&G, courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Faceboook page.
Paramount blade sign down the street.
Recent Edgeville Buzz article about the Calo Theatre.
Mentions building designer George H. Borst again, who coincidentally was also involved in building The Elms hotel on Elm near State Parkway.
Which housed many of the stage crews for the downtown live theaters in the 70's &80’s.
The crews were always late night regulars when in town, at my late friend’s nearby tavern, the Hotsie Totsie Yacht Club & Bait Shop on Division.
I got too meet many stars back then as a result.
Yul Brynner, Sammy Davis Jr. etc. As the crew would sneak them in late at night.
Forum on the right.
I believe the Forum may have existed as far back as the `20’s. I added a Frasher Foto photo of Main Street from that era, courtesy of the Pomona Public Library.
The building appears to be the same, with possible window enlargements by the 1950’s photo.
1952 photo added, photo credit Ms. Mildred Mead.
1907 image and copy added courtesy of Jerry Kail.
Here’s another Houdini curiosity (1907), showing Harry in Indianapolis standing in front of an ad for Pluto Water, a laxative natural water product bottled at the French Lick Springs in French Lick, Indiana.
1948 photo added courtesy of The Lakeland Library.
Mid `30’s added photo courtesy of Nolan Richard, via the Historic Florida VIII ! Facebook page.
This Trib article says it was and M&E 12 screen that closed in 2008.
I can’t find another Norridge on CT, and I can’t imagine 22 screens at the same address.
Below link has photos and a post fire interview with the owners.
1927 post card added credit Kenneth Andresen.
Could have been the Grand Opening, given all the flags.
The marquee also appears to read “We Are Open”.
So that may narrow down the opening year.
Maybe someone with better German than I can read the hand written caption.