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I’m not sure who the medallions on the former Schiller/Garrick facade represent, but I imagine that Schiller and Goethe are among the gentlemen represented. Following is a link with a clearer view of the facade fragment, in its current setting as the main entrance to the Second City Theatre in Old Town on Wells Street.
Here is a link to the website for the church which occupies the building today, which includes an exterior shot of the former theater.
Richard, that first link you list doesn’t work.
This theater actually opened about 1915, and was originally the Niles Center (or Center) Theatre, Niles Center being the former name of Skokie until the village’s name was changed in 1940. The theater showed its first sound movie in 1930. It was closed and remodeled in the mid-40s, when it reopened in its current incarnation.
The Bremen was operated by Essaness Theatres from the time it opened until the late 80s.
This theater has been known as the Oasis Edutainment Theatre since last year. It is currently a venue for live theater and theater production education courses will be starting this summer. See this article from today’s Daily Southtown for further details:
To me, the last two words almost look like “…Superior Theatre”.
Aaron, Elmhurst Memorial Addison Health Center is now located at this address.
The Angelika’s website is:
This theater later operated under the Essaness chain during the 80s as a fourplex called the Century, closing about 1985.
The Playboy was originally opened as the Surf Theatre in the 40s, and operated as such until about 1965.
This isn’t the same Loop Theater as the one above. The temporary space now being called the “Loop Theater” is in the same building, but it’s a former storefront, now being used as a live theater venue until the whole building (which basically only houses a Walgreen’s now) is demolished in spring, to make way for a mixed residential/retail tower which will be constructed on the site. The Loop Theater (former Telenews) was located on State Street, close to the Chicago Theater, seperated by a wide alley. The current “Loop Theater” is located on the Randolph Street side of the building, around the corner from Walgreen’s, across the street from Marshall Field’s.
Following is a link to a photo of the building which used to house the Bleeker St. Cinemas (taking during the 30s, when it housed a restaurant).
The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre’s website can be found on the Ontario Heritage Foundation site:
Following is a link to photographs of the interior of the Carnegie Hall Cinema.
Recent new about the New Regal in the Daily Southtown:
Neo, if you read that link you posted, you’ll note it refers to the building being abandoned since 1997.
Neo, that link is to the Shubert Theatre in Minneapolis, not the Kansas City one.
We’ll just leave it the way it is here, rather than have to listings for the same theater name under the same city, so as not to cause any confusion. Thanks pointing that out, however, Roger.
The fourth McVicker’s actually opened in 1922, for the Jones, Linick & Schaefer circuit (which also operated at that time theaters such theaters such as the Rialto, the Orpheum, and the Randolph). When the McVicker’s opened, the corporate offices of the chain moved from the Rialto to the McVicker’s. The McVicker’s had an arrangement when it first opened in 1922 with Paramount to play that studio’s movies exclusively for some years.
No, it’s the same theater, just reopened at a different location down the street.
Aaron, I believe the Lincoln Village 7-9 was torn down a couple years ago.
Debby, the Palace is located adjacent to the Hotel Allegro, which used to be called the Bismarck Hotel. (Just as the Palace was called the Bismarck Theatre from the 60s until the late 90s when its original name was restored.)
Shortly after it closed, the University of Chicago, which is nearby in Hyde Park, acquired the theater with plans to convert the building into a performing arts venue for the university, but two years later, the U of C has seemingly changed its plans (as it says the former Harper Theatre is in poor shape and would be too costly to renovate). It seems the U of C wants to now use the site for mixed retail/residential purposes, either gutting the building or tearing it down entirely, and building a new structure on the site. See the article below from the Chicago Maroon, the University of Chicago’s student newspaper.
However, the Chicago also featured live stage shows (in addition to onscreen entertainment) from the time it opened into the 50s under Balaban & Katz as their flagship theater.