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DavidZornig commented about Chief Theatre on Jan 10, 2016 at 7:58 am

Updated facade photo added courtesy of Bob Sanderson. Note spelling of Theatre.

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DavidZornig commented about Foundation Hall on Jan 10, 2016 at 7:55 am

Circa 1956 Grand Opening image added courtesy of John Schafluetzel.

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DavidZornig commented about Chief Theatre on Jan 10, 2016 at 7:50 am

1934 photo added courtesy of Bob Sanderson‎. “Dames” on the marquee, so it was re-named Chief prior to 1941.

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DavidZornig commented about Sterling Theatre on Jan 10, 2016 at 7:44 am

5 photos added courtesy of Bob Sanderson‎. 1940, 1944 & 1947.

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DavidZornig commented about Tower Theater on Jan 9, 2016 at 8:52 am

The Tower Theater is shooting to reopen as a music venue in April.

http://nondoc.com/2016/01/09/lights-up-tower-theater-turns-on-the-neon-in-okc/

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DavidZornig commented about Loew's Columbia Theatre on Jan 8, 2016 at 6:08 pm

Loew’s Columbia photo added.

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DavidZornig commented about Loop Theater on Jan 8, 2016 at 5:40 pm

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.

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DavidZornig commented about Davis Theater on Jan 8, 2016 at 4:58 am

Closing for upcoming remodeling, reopening later in the year.

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160107/lincoln-square/catch-one-last-show-at-davis-closing-this-weekend-reopening-summer?utm_source=Lincoln+Square+%26+Ravenswood&utm_campaign=6d744e4fc6-Mailchimp-CHI&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c4b440c1ea-6d744e4fc6-175160953

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DavidZornig commented about Missouri Theatre on Jan 7, 2016 at 1:38 pm

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.

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DavidZornig commented about Missouri Theatre on Jan 7, 2016 at 8:36 am

Missouri Theatre blade in the background. 1954 photo added to the Photos Section courtesy of the Vintage St. Louis Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Powell Symphony Hall on Jan 7, 2016 at 8:33 am

1954 photo as the St. Louis Theatre added courtesy of the Vintage St. Louis Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Loew's State Theatre on Jan 7, 2016 at 8:24 am

“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.”

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DavidZornig commented about Showcase Cinemas North Attleboro on Jan 6, 2016 at 2:37 pm

News article about them getting booze.

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/showcase-cinemas-in-north-attleboro-to-open-lobby-bar/article_9db2e652-9fb3-11e5-9e23-9bd911fb6277.html

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DavidZornig commented about Showcase Cinemas Flint East on Jan 6, 2016 at 2:34 pm

ABC news story about sale of the property & demolition.

http://www.abc12.com/home/headlines/Former-Showcase-Cinemas-in-Burton-to-be-demolished-364397441.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_ABC12:_Your_Trusted_Source!__WJRT-TV

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DavidZornig commented about Congress Theater on Jan 6, 2016 at 7:54 am

1929 photo added courtesy of the Logan Square Preservation Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Kimball's Peak Three on Jan 6, 2016 at 7:05 am

1951 photo added courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre on Jan 4, 2016 at 7:38 pm

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.

http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1981/01/02/page/24/article/display-ad-19-no-title

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DavidZornig commented about Motor Vu Drive-In on Jan 2, 2016 at 7:07 am

1953 marquee photo added courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about 9/16/69 photo credit Saul Smaizys. on Jan 1, 2016 at 7:43 pm

1st Mexican Independence Day Parade in Chicago

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DavidZornig commented about Bengal Theatre on Jan 1, 2016 at 6:36 pm

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.

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DavidZornig commented about Astor Theatre on Jan 1, 2016 at 7:27 am

Original uncropped wide shot of the 1948 photo added 8/16/11, courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page. Showing full marquee.

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DavidZornig commented about River Oaks Theatre on Dec 30, 2015 at 2:46 pm

1977 photo added, photo credit Planet Hammond Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about State Theater on Dec 28, 2015 at 5:03 pm

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.

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DavidZornig commented about State Theater on Dec 28, 2015 at 4:07 pm

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.

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DavidZornig commented about Majestic Theater on Dec 28, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Christmas 1972 photo added courtesy of the Traces Of Texas Facebook page.