Comments from Broan

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Broan commented about Madison Theatre on Jul 4, 2012 at 3:10 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RnlSnXqkFc Here’s that video. I don’t see too much water damage really. It would take some money to reopen but it could be much worse.

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Broan commented about Apollo's 2000 on Jun 26, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Cinema Treasures policy is to list it under the current name if it’s open.

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Broan commented about Chicago Theatre on Jun 26, 2012 at 4:27 pm

nope. closest is the patio.

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Broan commented about Portage Theater on Jun 26, 2012 at 7:01 am

I think the terra cotta was removed in the 50s or 60s, maybe when the marquee and doors were replaced by those from the Tivoli, because it’s not in a photo from the 70s

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Broan commented about Belpark Theatre on Jun 25, 2012 at 12:34 pm

mike, I have many of the opening ads for Chicago theatres saved on my hard drive, if you don’t already have them filed I could send them to you and save some duplication of effort.

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Broan commented about Highland Park Theatre on Jun 17, 2012 at 10:20 am

Recent news

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Broan commented about Highland Park Theatre on Jun 17, 2012 at 6:27 am

They’re trying to reopen, so I wouldn’t hold your breath

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Broan commented about Bricktown Square Cinema on Jun 9, 2012 at 9:50 am

They’re right next to each other. I would guess the cinemas were in the gym, looks about right for a six-plex, but they could have extended into the Sport space too.

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Broan commented about Studio Movie Grill on Jun 1, 2012 at 11:06 am

Reopening June 8 as Studio Movie Grill

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Broan commented about Park Theatre on May 24, 2012 at 8:30 am

Here is the new Boxoffice link

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Broan commented about Esquire Theatre on May 13, 2012 at 9:30 am

Just copy and paste the address, David. I don’t always have time to mess with the HTML link formatting, but the URL address works and that’s what matters.

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Broan commented about Esquire Theatre on May 13, 2012 at 5:14 am

http://calumet412.tumblr.com/post/22916050294/two-interior-photos-of-the-esquire-theater-on-oak

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Broan commented about Belpark Theatre on May 9, 2012 at 10:18 pm

the stage is still there but some floors have been inserted, most of it is the kitchen. the booth is still up there empty.

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Broan commented about Pickwick Theatre on May 4, 2012 at 7:15 am

The Pickwick is about 1/3 of the way through replacing the seats in the main auditorium with high-back, vinyl, rocker chairs. It’s… different.

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Broan commented about Chicago Theatre on Apr 19, 2012 at 6:38 am

Most, but not all, of this section of stud lighting works. The part around the marquee does not. The upper part does not. It’s rarely turned on.

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Broan commented about Piccadilly Theatre on Apr 18, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Very interesting, thanks!

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Broan commented about Bijou Dream Theater on Apr 17, 2012 at 9:43 am

The address should be corrected to 114 S. State.

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Broan commented about Portage Theater on Apr 14, 2012 at 9:38 am

Henry L. Newhouse should be removed as architect. Lindley Phelps Rowe was architect and firm was Fridstein & Co.

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Broan commented about Deerpath Theatre - Lobby on Apr 9, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Looks like 1983, all right.

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Broan commented about Portage Theater on Apr 6, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Preliminary landmark status means that any permit filed in the preliminary period is subject to review by Landmarks. Generally it means nothing can be altered in the period of consideration, which can last up to a year. This does not mean that final designation will protect the facade, lobby, and auditorium. Indeed, the Village Art (Germania) and Biograph both are landmarked but nothing past the facade is protected.

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Broan commented about New Regal Theatre on Apr 6, 2012 at 8:48 am

FDIC.

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Broan commented about Belpark Theatre on Mar 24, 2012 at 9:07 am

Maybe it was Belmont Park, then, but the theater itself was north of the Belmont Park border (Belmont, Laramie, Diversey, and the Northwestern Tracks). What I meant was that Belmont Park is not an official Neighborhood or Community Area name, but a subdivision within a neighborhood.

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Broan commented about Belpark Theatre on Mar 24, 2012 at 6:15 am

Theatre Historical Society of America.

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Broan commented about Belpark Theatre on Mar 24, 2012 at 6:03 am

Named for being on the border of BELmont-Cragin and Portage PARK. There is no such thing as Belmont Park.

1927-1957 was 30 years.

THS has a few old photos.

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Broan commented about Alba Theatre on Mar 19, 2012 at 12:03 pm

The Economist lists Foltz & Brand as architects.