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A vintage postcard view of the Watseka Theatre’s gorgeous Art Deco exterior can be seen here.
The Prospect’s demolition can be seen in this photo, dated 1991.
The nightclub BLVD and concert venue Crash Mansion downstairs is located at this address currently. Not sure if its housed in the old theater or a new building.
A vintage view of the former Sanders Theatre can be seen here.
Neo, David Naylor’s 1991 book “American Picture Palaces: The Architecture of Fantasy” has a photo, if I recall correctly, of the Southtown’s auditorium was it was being used as Carr’s deparment store, circa the 70s. Many libraries have this book but I believe it’s out of print.
A 1949 photograph of 125th Street can be seen here with the Harlem Opera House at center, and further down, the Loew’s Victoria, and next to that, the Apollo.
A 1949 photo of the Paramount’s marquee can be seen here.
A circa-1955 view of the Kenmore can be seen here.
The Beverly can be seen in this 1951-dated photograph showing the intersection of Church and McDonald Avenues.
Here is a link which shows a couple of photos of the restored auditorium of the former Fox Watson. Also, the website mkmarshall references above is dead.
Recos-not sure what you’re looking at but the photo is clearly marked “Academy Theatre” and “Waukegan, IL” if you’re clicking on the link in my post above.
Recos, the photograph I posted is actually in fact the Academy Theatre in Waukegan, later called the Fiesta Palace.
E.P. Rupert is listed here as the architect of the Granada Theatre. Rupert, a Chicago-based architect, also designed the Liberty in Libertyville, IL, the Tivoli in Mishawaka, IN, and the Washington in Quincy, IL among others. A 1930s photograph of the Granada can also been seen here.
Here is the correct link—
A stunning 1926 view of the Palace’s auditorium can be seen here.
Here is an early 50s postcard view of the Pickwick Theatre.
A night view of the Memri’s screentower can be seen in this early 1950s postcard view.
A 1920s postcard view of the Lincoln can be seen here.
Here is a 1927 postcard view of the LaGrange Theatre and Building (which also housed drugstore).
A vintage postcard view of the El Tovar with its vertical sign can be seen here.
The original Arlington Theater, after its 1940s Moderne remodeling, can be seen in this circa-1953 photo.
The former Academy Theatre can be seen in this 1940s era postcard view.
Here is a (rather large) 1934 photograph of the beautiful exterior of the Deerpath Theatre.
A late 40s postcard exterior view of the Tivoli (and Tivoli Hotel) can be seen here.
Here is a photograph of the Skokie Theater in its original form as the Niles Center Theatre.