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Trolleyguy commented about Uptown Cinemas on Jun 15, 2013 at 11:03 am

The Uptown and Sierra share the same website. http://www.sierratheatreanduptowncinemas.com/

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Trolleyguy commented about Tazewell Theatre on Jun 11, 2013 at 9:07 am

This theatre was mentioned last night (6/10/13) on the “American Pickers” TV show. A black and white photo of theatre was shown as well as a number of movie posters that had been displayed at it.

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Trolleyguy commented about Paramount Theatre on Jun 10, 2013 at 5:26 pm

The Paramount’s marquee was featured prominently in a “Cold Case Files” episode about a robbery and killing in a jewelry store down the street from the theatre.

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Trolleyguy commented about Luxury 10 on Jun 10, 2013 at 3:27 pm

I’ve just uploaded a picture of this theater to the Photos section.

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Trolleyguy commented about Movies 16 on Jun 10, 2013 at 3:25 pm

I’ve uploaded a new picture to the Photos section. The sign on the exterior of the theater still says “Movies 10.”

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Trolleyguy commented about Prairie Cinemas on Jun 10, 2013 at 3:17 pm

I’ve just added some new pictures to the Photos section. My previous ones were lost when Webshots shut down.

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Trolleyguy commented about Magee Theater on Jun 6, 2013 at 8:57 am

I uploaded 2 pictures in Photos section. One shows the current park at the old theater site, the other of its demolition in 1968.

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Trolleyguy commented about Fox Lake Theatre on Jun 4, 2013 at 7:28 pm

According to the website, all the auditoriums now have digital projection.

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Trolleyguy commented about Rex Theatre on Jun 4, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Main Street has been constructed, so I was able to upload a current picture in the Photos section.

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Trolleyguy commented about Silver Cinema Market Square on May 31, 2013 at 6:13 pm

I just added an exterior picture of the entrance to this theater. There is no Google view because it is in the rear of the strip mall and faces a parking lot.

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Trolleyguy commented about Strand Theatre on May 31, 2013 at 9:35 am

I have added 2 1920’s pictures in the photo section. Compare the upper cornice details to the modern photo and it is apparent that the building still stands.

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Trolleyguy commented about Amuse U Theatre on May 31, 2013 at 9:29 am

I think it would be safe to list status as “demolished.”

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Trolleyguy commented about Marcus Point UltraScreen Cinemas on May 6, 2013 at 6:40 pm

This theater has been recently remodeled with a new ticket counter, concession stand, and fresh carpeting.

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Trolleyguy commented about Camelot Theatre on May 4, 2013 at 9:12 am

This place seems to be closed. The website link takes you to a Facebook page with no listings. The phone is disconnected.

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Trolleyguy commented about Varsity Theatre on May 3, 2013 at 7:32 pm

If the Google view is accurate, this theater building is now long gone.

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Trolleyguy commented about Reconstruction of the Lebowsky Center's interior is finally underway on Apr 8, 2013 at 7:02 pm

The above referenced news link requires a subscription to be read.

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Trolleyguy commented about Sliman Theater for the Performing Arts on Apr 4, 2013 at 10:39 am

The tall blade sign of this theater is prominently featured in the opening scenes of the 2009 film “In the Electric Mist.”

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Trolleyguy commented about Olympic Theatre on Mar 28, 2013 at 10:52 am

It seems to me that 1890 is too early for a film to be shown. From the description, “A Summer’s Dream” was most likely a live play.

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Trolleyguy commented about Silver Cinema Market Square on Mar 17, 2013 at 5:35 pm

I saw “Lincoln” here today. Excellent film, good presentation, but a whole mess of platter scratches on the print. Talking to the staff, they said digital projection should be installed later this year. He seemed to think there would be no difficulty in financing the transition because they were owned by a larger corporation which had the resources.

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Trolleyguy commented about Eastgate Cinemas on Mar 17, 2013 at 5:15 pm

My wife and I went to this theater last night and had a very pleasant surprise. Prior to the movie’s starting, a live announcement came on. It was the manager advising everyone not to use cell phones, smart phones, etc. during the movie. He said that if this happened, the offenders would be removed. He added that during the movie, an usher would be observing for any infractions of this rule. Of course, everyone applauded this.

Sure enough, a very tall and wide-shouldered young man in an usher’s uniform occasionally came in and stood quietly at the back of the auditorium.

I’m not sure if this is a general policy of Marcus Theaters or just in effect at this complex. Most welcome, for sure.

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Trolleyguy commented about Going to the movies has changed for the better since '80s on Mar 15, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Definitely much better today. Stadium seating, comfortable seats, wider range of options at the concession stand. All vast improvements over the shoebox auditoriums of the 80’s or the old theaters with a wall down the middle to add additional screens.

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Trolleyguy commented about Towne Cinema on Mar 13, 2013 at 7:13 pm

The local TV station in Madison today had a report about how the Towne was struggling to convert to digital projection. There were some shots in the projection booth of the platter system in operation.

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Trolleyguy commented about Durand Theatre on Feb 10, 2013 at 10:40 am

Theater is now closed according to the website.

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Trolleyguy commented about Paris Theatre on Feb 10, 2013 at 10:28 am

If the address is correct, it appears that the theater building has been replaced by new construction. Status should be demolished.

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Trolleyguy commented about Patio Theatre on Jan 27, 2013 at 10:42 am

The digital projector has been in since November. Check the website.