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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.
I believe the way the revamped CT site works is, the last picture posted, is the most recent profile pic. All one need do is download one of the pics buried within older comments, and re-post it above. Because your sample pic was posted within a comment, it remains within the comments only. I think CT should have set it up so that whenever a pic is posted within a comment, it would be automatically added to the Photo section. Also they should have culled all existing photos within older comments, and loaded them in that way.
Hey ShawnS, I think you are going to have to load those pics in individually, using the CT Photo feature at the top of the page. None of your PhotoBucket links appear as links.
Apparently since the revamp of Cinema Treasures, it seems whatever the last photo posted in the new format, is what appears as the theater’s profile pic. Also it seems to maybe change, with whatever the last pic looked at by any member was. Though I’m not sure.
Pictures that are posted within the text of a members comments, don’t seem to get added to the new photo section too. As evidenced by telliots June 22nd above comment, with picture of the cherry picker changing the marquee.
What I’d say you should probably try doing, is sifting through all the old comments. And finding that “Rally Round The Flag Boys” picture in whatever comment it was originally in. Then download it, and re-post it to the new photos section for this theater. And then hope it remains as the profile pic.
Barbra Streisand & Kris Kristofferson on the billboard. BS performed just around the corner from here at Mister Kelly’s nite club 10 years earlier. Next door to the original Carnegie Theatre on Rush.(Burned down the same year)
At dawn, she was presumably brought right past this theater and led to Oak St. Beach. Where the cover photos for whatever LP she was releasing were taken on the sand. And that’s the extent of my knowledge of BS.
What theatre was a block South on State St., on the same side of the street at the State Lake. Presumably directly across from Marshall Fields, or just a little South. I have a 1966 picture of the underside of the marquee.