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Updated facade photo added courtesy of Bob Sanderson.
Note spelling of Theatre.
Circa 1956 Grand Opening image added courtesy of John Schafluetzel.
1934 photo added courtesy of Bob Sanderson.
“Dames” on the marquee, so it was re-named Chief prior to 1941.
5 photos added courtesy of Bob Sanderson. 1940, 1944 & 1947.
The Tower Theater is shooting to reopen as a music venue in April.
Loew’s Columbia photo added.
Photo added to Photos Section.
Photo credit John P. Keating Jr.
The final film to ever play the Loop Theater.
“Straight Time” opened 03/17/78 and closed as did the theater on 04/02/78.
Closing for upcoming remodeling, reopening later in the year.
This is the first I’ve ever heard of “blade” as being frowned upon, in my 12 years on CT.
Do you have any examples of discussions where this is the case?
Blade has pretty much been the standard design name for that type of sign both on & off CT for decades.
If you Google “Blade Sign Cinema Treasures”, the term comes up in many comments within theatres listed on CT.
Welcome to CT by the way.
Since it appears you’ve just recently joined last September.
Missouri Theatre blade in the background.
1954 photo added to the Photos Section courtesy of the Vintage St. Louis Facebook page.
1954 photo as the St. Louis Theatre added courtesy of the Vintage St. Louis Facebook page.
“Meet Me In St. Louis” World Premiere 11/22/44, photo & copy added to Photos Section courtesy of the Vintage St. Louis Facebook page.
Judy Garland starred in the story of the Smith family, who lived at 5135 Kensington Avenue on the eve of the 1904 World’s Fair. The movie includes classic songs such as “The Trolley Song” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” It was nominated for four Academy Awards, including best song for “The Trolley Song.”
News article about them getting booze.
ABC news story about sale of the property & demolition.
1929 photo added courtesy of the Logan Square Preservation Facebook page.
1951 photo added courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.
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.