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Just drove by it. Still looks like the profile picture. “Pineapple Express” & “Tropic Thunder” are still on the marquee.
NBC Today show ran a piece this morning about “SMASH”, shot in the St. George. Interiors, backstage, on stage production shots & short interviews with 3 lead cast members.
It might be up on the Today Show or NBC’s website.
(I predict now, that after that show’s TV run, a stage version is actually developed.)
St. George’s website lists their address as 35 Hyatt Street, not 25 BTW.
Cool. It appears to Roland Burris & Ald. Fred Roti (gray trench coat)standing to the left in the photo.
Hi Broan. You may not be aware, but the last 3 links you added in the comments section are not viewable.
Apparently when CT upgraded this website, it altered the way outside links have to be added to comments, in order to be accessable.
Maybe you can check with the CT Administrators on how to do that, and re-post the links previously within your 06/21/11, 11/6/11 & 02/28/12 posts.
FYI. I’ve added a few pages of interior photos of the Rhode Opera House in the Photos section.
Thank You to the Rhode Staff for access to your beautiful theatre.
FYI. I added 2 photos of a Montclare lobby flier from 1936.
Is the McHenry Outdoor still open during good weather months? Their website is currently down.
FYI. I added a couple photos of a 1936 Montclare Theatre lobby flier. It originally belonged to my grandmother who lived in nearby River Grove.
I’m sorry to see it close. Al Curtis & his crew did a great job trying to keep it versatile.
I don’t know why the bank/owners would think it will look more viable to potential buyers, if it’s completely inactive. Defies logic really. Sell the sizzle, not the steak.
Since they knew they were keeping theater style seating, I think the renovation should have kept the old or newer projectors in place. So it could moonlight an an art house and run films on off nights. Like the old Varsity & Parkway used to.
Once they knew that they weren’t keeping them, the seating design should have been changed to one with tables or standing room by the stage like at Martyrs on Lincoln in the city. And removed the inclined floor.
Strictly theater seating limited themselves and the venue to attracting younger acts and their followings. Or older tribute acts with crowds that could move about inside.
Martyrs or the Vic is the best examples I can think of.
With a capacity of only 148 people, even at $25 a ticket for sell-outs, there’s not enough left to pay for bigger name talent. Add in virtually zero foot traffic, and you have an even bigger struggle.
I wish them all the best of luck.
Happened to drive by the Logan tonight. Marquee was dark, and still read Closed For Renovations. Small pile of leaves or something in the doorway area.
Had to do a double take tonight, while driving by Piper’s Alley Theatre. The marquee was fully on, with most of it’s moving lights in tact. Yet as we know, no movie names, just blank spaces. It appears Piper’s Alley is just using the marquee as a way to attract attention to the other businesses within the complex.
Recent news has Cheap Trick planning an upcoming museum restaurant/venue on Record Row/South Michigan Ave. in Chicago.
Whatever became of the hotel complex plans Rick Nielsen had in Rockford? It was in the paper before the economic turn down. But then never heard of again. Was the Midway ever considered for that?
The Midway could be a perfect sister venue to whatever they are planning in Chicago.
Rick owns a piece of Piece, a pizza/bar in Chicago on North Ave. But surely a hometown investment would seem fitting too.
That did it, thanks!
Greetings CSWalczak. Your embedded link from October 11, 2011 still does not work for me.
CT Administrators have indicated that there is some specific manner in which links have to be embedded within posts, since the website revamp.
The link likely still works outside of CT, but there is no way to click on it within your CT post.
It just appears as a jumbled sentence. It will not highlight when clicked on.
I presume it cannot be added to the Photos section, because it is a link with more than one photo. And not a specific photo file or whatever.
According to CT, it is the manner in which it is embedded.
A note to Cinema Treasures Admins.
It has not been possible to access links that are embedded within posts, since the website makeover.
Is there something that can be done to correct that?
I just read that Texas band The Polyphonic Spree, is hosting their annual Christmas Spectacular at the Lakewood December 10th I believe.
The embedded links don’t seem to work. Any way to add the pics or links to the Photo section at the top of the page?
I added another pic today. Unfortunately the original face at the top of the arch was jackhammered off within the last week. As I mentioned under the photo, less work would have likely been needed just to remove the entire stone. And sell it to help fund their exterior renovation. Which I was told last week by folks outside was going to be “restored”.
I added a pic I found on the net of the Orpheum as the Malco in the late `50’s. Elvis appears to be getting a ticket in front.
The State Theatre has a prominent role at the beginning of a new Lip Dub video, featuring the people of Traverse City. The link should be easy to find on YouTube.
That’s a Martin Kennelly banner above the bus.
The incumbent that Richard J. Daley would defeat to become Mayor of Chicago in April 1955.
We likely crossed paths radbid. I was 11, and went to every one of those Chaplin movies. If you’d like, I can send you a jpeg of my original picture of the Carnegie marquee with the Chaplin festival posted above in the Photo section. It’d make a nice anniversary card for your wife. Drop me an e-mail, and I’ll forward you the pic.
The Maumee marquee can be seen in a cable promo spot for CurrentTV’s “50 Documentaries To See Before You Die”, hosted by Morgan Spurlock. The show’s title is on display on the illuminated marquee, with the host standing below it as I recall.
Thanks for posting that picture btkrefft.
My father worked as a musician at the Sherman House Hotel in the background, right around this same time after WWII. First as a trombone player, then on upright bass after big band faded out.
He played in the Del Rainy Trio, and once played with Stan Kenton. He met my mom in 1954. She was a showgirl at the Silver Frolics at Kinzie & Wabash. He later went on to compose the Miller High Life theme, which got his foot in the door of Chicago industrial film.
I met the daughter of one of 2 original Congress Theater projectionists, yesterday at my aunt’s nursing home.
I’m going to quiz her about stories & maybe some pictures at a later date. Her dad was Fred Galluzzo. The 2nd was a man named Sam, whose last name she couldn’t recall. They used to drop their dad at work, so they could keep the car for the day.