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Broan commented about Bricktown Square Cinema on Jun 9, 2012 at 5:50 pm

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 7:06 pm

Reopening June 8 as Studio Movie Grill

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Broan commented about Park Theatre on May 24, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Here is the new Boxoffice link

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Broan commented about Esquire Theatre on May 13, 2012 at 5:30 pm

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 1:14 pm

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 10, 2012 at 6:18 am

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 3:15 pm

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 2:38 pm

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 19, 2012 at 2:38 am

Very interesting, thanks!

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Broan commented about Bijou Dream Theater on Apr 17, 2012 at 5:43 pm

The address should be corrected to 114 S. State.

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Broan commented about Portage Theater on Apr 14, 2012 at 5:38 pm

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 10, 2012 at 2:29 am

Looks like 1983, all right.

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Broan commented about Portage Theater on Apr 7, 2012 at 12:59 am

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 4:48 pm

FDIC.

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Broan commented about Belpark Theatre on Mar 24, 2012 at 4:07 pm

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 1:15 pm

Theatre Historical Society of America.

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Broan commented about Belpark Theatre on Mar 24, 2012 at 1:03 pm

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 7:03 pm

The Economist lists Foltz & Brand as architects.

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Broan commented about Rivoli Theatre on Mar 19, 2012 at 6:51 pm

The American Contractor lists Arthur Howell Knox as architect.

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Broan commented about Alex Theater on Mar 19, 2012 at 5:24 pm

I searched for that phrase. It’s all about context. Illinois had rapidly dwindling coal supplies at the beginning of May 1946 due to a coal strike, and theaters could operate only from 2-6pm; all commerce & industry was affected. This wasn’t good business generally, so most shut their doors until the rule was changed May 10 to normal hours Fri-Sun and closed otherwise. The strike was resolved and things went back to normal minus display and ornamental lights on May 11. The theaters whose ads said “we make our own power” “our own electric power” “Open under our own power from today onwards” “we have our own power plant” had generators, or generated their own power from oil or incinerators.

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Broan commented about Uptown Theater on Mar 16, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Some great photos from 2000 are here

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Broan commented about Congress Theater on Mar 16, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Some great photos from 2000 are here

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Broan commented about Lake Shore Theater on Feb 28, 2012 at 5:43 pm

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=320584454656096&set=a.238894979491711.59426.233388040042405&type=1&ref=nf The interior’s pretty much gone.

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Broan commented about Apollo Theatre on Feb 19, 2012 at 10:42 pm

http://tribune-files.imagefortress.com/attachment1s/209313/medium_wm/AEI-090-CT_F.JPG?1276085002 This appears to be the Apollo in 1929.

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Broan commented about City Theater on Feb 18, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Originally operated by Hyman & Hirsch