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Photo credit John Vachon.
Photo credit & courtesy of the Gallatin County Historical Society Pioneer Museum.
1910 photo as the Alacazar Theatre added courtesy of the Distinctly Montana Facebook page.
Posting this history of Balaban & Katz here as it is likely the most visited.
July 29, 1965 photo added credit Roland Anderson.
December 1930 photo & copy added credit Kankakee County Museum.
The Majestic website and Facebook page show the address as 150 N. Schuyler Avenue.
OK I’ve added some photos from today with the marquee removed. It exposed some original recessed lighting over the entryway, as well as vertical and square lighting previously hidden by the marquee. 10 vertical fixtures per side, and 14 fixtures per side in a square pattern, that had been encapsulated by the framing for the newer marquee.
1935 photo added credit Gordon Sign.
Circa 1967 photo added courtesy of Wade Winsor.
1970s photo added courtesy of the Chicago’s Extinct Businesses Facebook page.
This description had been added by James Piscitelli on their Facebook page.
Studio Cinema was a single-screen movie theatre that opened in 1962 and closed in 1979. It was operated by General Cinema corporation in the 70’s. Two years later in 1981 it would become the Chicago Ridge Theatre in which was opened by Essaness Theatres.
The marquee was removed sometime this week.
I’ll get photos tomorrow.
Shankweiler’s Drive-In is now for sale.Brief history highlights from the article at the bottom can be added to Overview.
1934: Wilson Shankweiler opens the outdoor theater in North Whitehall Township.
1948: Installs speaker poles and car speakers
1965: Shankweiler sells the drive-in to Robert Malkames.
1982: Adds AM radio (and later FM radio) micro-vicinity broadcasting to deliver the soundtrack.
1984: Malkames sells to Paul and Susan Geissinger.
2013: Converts projection and sounds systems to digital format.
2018: Property for sale with asking price of $1.2 million
Summer 1986 photo added credit and courtesy of Jeff Stork.
Photo added.Snow shovels at the ready, four City of Chicago workers trudge north on Dearborn Street to clear another corner, Jan. 14, 1979. Photo credit Ernie Cox -Vintage Tribune.
Facebook post that has 1960 John Vinci photos of Richard Nickel salvaging terra cotta from the Garrick Theatre building roof area.
A post with the history of John H. Kunsky and 9 photos of various theatres from the D Tour 313 Facebook page.
Update: Photo courtesy of Chicago Transit Authority.
January 2006 demolition photo added via Chris Carson.
Thank you for the additional info.
I couldn’t find anything that wasn’t in the pay sites of old newspaper archives.
1938 photo in downtown Circleville added, promoting the Grand Theatre’s showing of “Birth Of A Baby”.
Two demolition photos added credit Rita Garcia Sindelar.
Facebook page for The Media Theatre.
Per the Star Valley Ford Theater website the Wray was built in 1935, is currently a live music & private screening venue, and has now has 280 seats.
Phone number appears to have been updated as well.
(Address on the website is for the rental office, not the theatre.)
1961 photo also added via Mase Mason.
It seems that the Roxy Theatre was a huge corner building, but the Ridge Avenue Theatre was in the middle of a block like the 1951 photo.
So maybe there was another theatre near Dupont Street?
1959 photo added courtesy of the BrandonToday Facebook page.