Showing 1,651 - 1,675 of 1,930 comments
A 1950s view of the Pabst Theatre can be seen here.
Here is a photo of the Centre in 1967, showing a double feature of “For A Few Dollars More” and “Any Wednesday”, with the UA next to it.
This photo of the Guild dates to circa-1966 when it was playing a double bill of “One Million Years BC” and “Fantastic Voyage”.
The marquee of the State can be seen at the far left side of this photo, dated to about 1949, by the film title on its marquee, “Sorrowful Jones” with Bob Hope and Lucille Ball.
A photo of the State, circa 1939 (by the movie on its marquee, “Honolulu” with Robert Young, Eleanor Powell, and Burns & Allen) can be seen here.
A photo dated 1946 of this theater can be seen here. According to the marquee, the movie playing was “Road to Utopia”.
The Loew’s State can be seen on the right side of this photo dated 1955 showing Broadway and 7th.
The exterior of the Palace, showing the marquee and vertical sign added during the 1999 restoration, can be seen here. The neoclassical building in the background is the Chicago City Hall and Cook County Building.
This photograph, dated 1917, the same year the Woods opened, shows the Dearborn Street facade of the theater, with its Venetian-inspired design (albeit somewhat obscured by a fire escape). The Dearborn Street entrance’s marquee can just be seen in the lower left-hand corner of the photo.
A photo from about 1922, showing the theater as the Apollo, before C. Howard Crane’s remodeling, is seen here.
A 1970s photo of this theater, in its days at the Met, can be seen here.
A nice photo of the Roosevelt’s marquee (showing “Shaft’s Big Score”), circa 1973, can be seen here.
According to this article in the News-Messenger, the Maumee Indoor Theatre reopened as a second-run house last week after a $3 million restoration restored it to its 1940s appearance.
Following is a link to a fantastic website which has tons of photos of the Fox, and makes you realize what the people of Phoenix lost in 1975:
Also, does anyone know what the address of the Fox Phoenix was?
More photographs of the Pantages, later known as the RKO Orpheum, can be seen here.
According to this article in the Daily Southtown, the building that houses the space that used to be the Loop/Telenews Theatre is not being demolished around now as once announced, but will now be razed in Janauary of 2005 instead, for a developer. The two-story Moderne-style building at the corner of State and Randolph Streets (next door to the Chicago Theatre and across the street from the Gene Siskel Film Center) also houses a Walgreens (its sole original remaining tenant), a number of empty retail spaces, and a new live Loop Theatre, in a former storefront on the Randolph Street side of the building, which will now be able to operate for at least a few months longer than initially expected.
According to the theatre history page on the Broadway in Chicago site for the Shubert, the Rapp brothers worked with Edmund R. Krause on the design.
Well, perhaps LaSalle Bank and Broadway in Chicago (the operator of the Shubert) will alter the name before the theater reopens after the restoration project. Looking at the Broadway in Chicago website again, the full name for the theater is supposed to be the LaSalle Bank Theatre at the Majestic Building. One the positive side, though, from the illustrations on this page, it looks like they are going to restore the now-cramped lobby, and recreate something similar to the Majestic’s original marquee instead of the ugly, boxy 50s style one that’s currently on there.
The Shubert has recently announced that after the $25 million restoration is complete about a year after it is set to begin in Janaury 2005, the theatre is going to be renamed the LaSalle Bank Theatre after the bank’s large contribution towards the project gave it naming rights. At least when Ford and Cadillac got naming rights for the Oriental and Palace Theatres respectively, they had the tact to keep the original theatre’s name in the new name, but LaSalle has opted not to incorporate either the Shubert or Majestic (the pre-40s name of the theatre) into their renaming. It was generally expected that when the Shubert reopened in 2006, it would be as the Majestic (which is still the name of the office tower that houses the theatre). At least the last of the major Loop showplaces is finally getting its long-awaited restoration, years after the Chicago, Oriental, Palace and Auditorium Theatres got their refurbishments. (see this recent Chicago Tribune article for more details).
It’s located between Lenox and 7th Avenues, closer to Lenox…I found this website that answers my own question. It IS the former 116th Street Theatre.
The Canaan Baptist Church is now at this address—not sure if it’s housed in the former theatre or not. Can anyone verify?
Charles, what is the website of this Boller Bros. page you’re mentioning? No offense, but possibly, they might have an error on their page. It’s just that I can’t see how the building permit of the theater would have the wrong architect on it, unless Rupert worked with the Bollers or vice-versa, or one replaced the other at the last minute? Just thoughts…
The spelling of this theatre has been corrected. You should be able to find it on the search engine now.
No, the address is 118 S. Main Street. Thanks for the information Charles.