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I will re-post the pics that show the Cinema X Twin Theatre signage on it’s page.
I checked the State, but it actually the place on the corner next to the State.
The same box sign is visible here.
Can’t determine which theatre is showing “Deep Throat” & “Devil In Miss Jones” across from the Essex in the photo however. It’s not the Pru because the sign doesn’t match from the same era.
Circa 1976 photo as the Essex 1&2 added courtesy of the Dirty Old Boston Facebook page.
If you were to Google just “Cinema Treasures DeMille”, the Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre would be at the top of the list.
Which states in the first sentence without even clicking on it that the name had been changed to the DeMille in the early `60’s.
Second would be a photo that was titled DeMille Theatre, on the Embassy page.
There is a certain amount of deductive reasoning that has to be applied, because CT only lists the AKA names once on the page of a given theatre.
If they refined their search engine to include all the previous names of all the theatres that that applied to, it would possibly lead to double postings of the same theatres if they couldn’t be found.
Rather than preventing it.
Since most come up automatically in Google searches in most cases.
The only thing I wish CT would do, is make it so e-mail notifications go out when comments are added under photos, and when new photos are added themselves.
For both open and closed theatres I usually use Google first, typing Cinema Treasures, Theatre name (if i know it) and the city.
It usually pulls up the Photos page of most of the theatres as well, so I can do a quick check to see if what I am about to post is already there.
I only search within CT, if I am having trouble locating obscure or missing theatres, that may have been listed under other names.
If you know what city the closed theater was in, go to the page of an open theater in that city.
Then click on that city’s name in the tool bar above the name on that theater’s page.
A map will appear with another tool bar below it.
Closed will be one of the options in that tool bar.
To post a photo, click on Photos of the given theater.
Once in that section, go to the bottom and click “Add New Photo.
The next screen will given you two boxes two description to fill out.
Then click under the word Photo where it says "Browse…”
That will open the sources on your computer where your own photos are stored. Pick and click on your photo, and your file name will appear next to that box.
Choose the type of license that applies, then click the “Upload Photo” box at the bottom of the page.
FYI. Park on the site of the Plaza Theatre to be renamed after late Alderman Bernard Stone.
1963 photo added courtesy of Kris Vierra.
Additional Overton Theatre history & exterior photos via the CinemaTour page.
1930’s photo added courtesy of Michael Brown, via the Vintage Neon Heaven Facebook page.
The film on the marquee was released in 1932, so the 1938 opening year may be incorrect.
Or it was a re-release.
1955 photo added via Scott Cisco.
“Oklahoma” shares the Egyptian marquee.
Forgot to post that I added a 1967 photo of The Turtles booked at Steel Pier, Memorial Day Weekend that year.
Photo credit Michael Macey.
They recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of “Happy Together” reaching Number 1 in April of `67.
Unseating The Beatles “Penny Lane”.
There are now 10 pics in the Photos Section.
8/07/23 photo added which has a poster for the Chateau Theatre on the far left.
The photo is a view of Lawrence Avenue, looking east near Kedzie Avenue.
So pretty far away from where the Chateau was located.
Photo credit Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.
Clearer, larger version of the 1927 photo dded via Tim O'Neill.
5/15/64 -6/04/64 photo added credit Saul Smaizys.
1933 diagram added, via The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit Facebook page.
The Wikipedia page for North Baltimore Ohio has a 2010 photo of Main Street that includes the Virgina Motion Pictures theatre building on the left.
Full width January-February 1964 photo added credit Hicksville Library.
August 1964 image added credit Newsday by Curran.
Circa 1962 photo added credit Michael Clay Smith.
Mid `60 photo added courtesy of Theo Tersteeg.
1964 photo added courtesy of Ralph Fidelman.
1969 photo added courtesy of Mark MacDougal.