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I caught a ghost sign on the rear of the theatre from the L yesterday, in the afternoon sun.
I’ll have to get back up to that area and see if I can access the alley to get a pic.
Extensive 9 page Marquee Magazine link about the Iroquois with more photos, in pdf format. Via the Chicago Theatre Preservation Alliance Facebook page.
“Live On Stage” on the banner is a pretty good clue.
Any bookings or photos of such at any theatres, at any time on CT are relevant.
Because they add to that given theatre’s complete history, and going forward.
Not limited only to it’s “cinema history”.
Nowhere in the Community Guidelines does it say that that is a criteria.
Some theatres converted back & forth from live events to film several times.
Cinema Treasures = the theatre’s buildings.
By your logic, no photos should ever be posted of any theatres that have since converted to live events only.
Which would be most of them, if they survived at all.
How many theatres opened as vaudeville houses, and then converted to film?
Should all their early history be omitted as well, because it is not “cinema history”?
Photos of specific bookings or events whether film or not, can sometimes jar the memories of members and encourage them to post again about that given theatre.
Particularly when years pass in between comments.
Also, some members like to see any alterations to the buildings that may have occurred over the years.
I only comment when I add photos, because it sometimes helps keeps CT active.
Usually in a positive manner…
1977 photo added of Beatlemania at the Winter Garden.
Photo credit Herb Silverman.
1918 photo added courtesy of the Old Photographs Facebook page.
1970 photo as Cameo Moulin added, courtesy of the Robert’s World Facebook page.
Expandable link from Calumet 412, with additional pics not in the Photo Section.
Eerie that the finale of the show that night was “Then Away We Go”.
Circa 1944 photo added, courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.
This article covers Cine Alcazar and several others.
2016 photo added, photo credit Dustin Carpenter.
1957 photo as the Rose Theatre added courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.
December 25, 1971 Tribune movie section, showing it was named “Capri Cinema” at that time.
So it reverted from and back to 3 Penny Cinema again after that.
Should be added to the Overview.
Link to the 1939 Library of Congress photo of the Royal.
Address should be changed to 415 E. Allen Street.
The building is still standing.
1959 and current photo added.
Building today houses Arlene’s Gallery.
This photo is the Granada that was located at 1066 Market Street, that later became the Paramount.
Which it is listed as in Cinema Treasures.
Article with video of the new sign going up.
December 1963 photo added, photo credit Richard Wojick Collection.
Pantages blade sign altered to read “Cleopatra”.
Circa 1983 photo added courtesy of Phillip Goodwin.
FYI, another local piece.
1959 photograph added, photo credit Ed Roseberry.
Circa 1954 photo added courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.
Here is the Facebook page and website dedicated to the Terrace.
The Faceboook page has recent photos of the salvaged marquee letters.
Just caught a glimpse of the Optic in a 1981 episode of “Hill Street Blues” titled “Hearts and Minds”.
Circa 1974 photo added courtesy of Michael Schuman.
2008 & 2015 photos added.
Facade has been restored.
Apparently it was originally an indoor pool.
2014 article about it;s then upcoming renovation.
Carol Theatre Facebook page below.