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Thanks to Mike Stillman for finding out that it became Furth Chapel in 1959, and closed for good in 2002 as Piser-Weinstein Menorah Chapel. It remained vacant since then. I was unable to get back to get auditorium photos.
Added photo and copy courtesy of Nevada Armored Transport, Inc. 1946-1984 Facebook page.
Added 2 images.
An article dated today about the reopening.
Apparently the liquor license was renewed without the Alderman’s knowledge.
And here’s one from 09/13/13 with more photos.
Here is an article dated today, about the restoration with photos.
The Turtles show at the Cheetah/Aragon Ballroom was cancelled due to civil unrest following the slaying of MLK.
Here is an active link about the Lux in it’s burlesque days.
Just added a circa 1925 exterior photo, courtesy of Mike Tuggle.
just added a 1937 photo, courtesy of Mike Tuggle. Likely an IDOT photo.
It must have been a theater twice then, 1944 and later. Because it was Jefferson Super Mart in 1963, before it became the Paris Theater sometime before 1969. I added a 1963 photo before it was the Paris.
Added two photos found on the Vintage Phoenix Facebook page.
Correction, photo credit California State Library Mott-Merge Collection.
Photo credit Dawn Irby Kovacich.
Several photos added via the Planet Hammond Facebook page.
I’m going to go back next week. They are getting closer to the auditorium with the bulldozer, so I should be able to get a couple more photos.
The Roosevelt is seen at 11:30 in this Vivian Maier film.
The Today is seen at 3:38 in this Vivian Maier film.
The Woods is seen at 4:51 in this Vivian Maier film.
The Oriental is seen at 4:51 in this Vivian Maier film.
The Monroe is seen at 2:25-3:17 in this Vivian Maier film.
The Loop is seen in this Vivian Maier film at 5:41, 6:20 & 7:27.
05/21/14 article about the Portage reopening in June.
I have since posted a much better scan of my above photo in the Photos Section.
Here is another 1966 photo of the “Hello Dolly” run at the Shubert. But with Carol Channing instead of Eve Arden on the marquee, as pictured in LTS’s color photo link.
Photo courtesy of the Chuckman Collection.