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Broan commented about Apollo Theatre on Feb 19, 2012 at 2:42 pm

http://tribune-files.imagefortress.com/attachment1s/209313/medium_wm/AEI-090-CT_F.JPG?1276085002 This appears to be the Apollo in 1929.

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Broan commented about City Theater on Feb 18, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Originally operated by Hyman & Hirsch

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Broan commented about Chicago Theatre on Feb 9, 2012 at 9:19 am

It’s still The Chicago Theatre. The masthead on the website reads “The Chicago Theatre presented by Chase” but I don’t see anywhere else using that verbiage. I figured out the date by going through Flickr.

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Broan commented about Chicago Theatre on Feb 9, 2012 at 7:57 am

The sign was always meant to have a name of some sort up there, though.

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Broan commented about Chicago Theatre on Feb 8, 2012 at 10:05 pm

http://timeoutchicago.com/things-to-do/this-week-in-chicago/15023003/chase-logo-on-chicago-theatre-what%E2%80%99s-up-with-that It was installed about October 3-4, 2011.

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Broan commented about Garrick Theatre on Jan 15, 2012 at 8:15 am

A cornice fragment from the Garrick is at the Springold Theater Arts Center at Brandeis University in Massachusetts.

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Broan commented about Bryn Mawr Theatre on Jan 13, 2012 at 11:35 am

“Bryn Mawr Avenue was named in the 1880s by Edgewater developer John Lewis Cochran after Bryn Mawr station on the Main Line north of Philadelphia.[2] Bryn Mawr is Welsh for Big Hill.”

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Broan commented about Gorilla Tango Skokie Theatre on Dec 30, 2011 at 11:33 am

I doubt there was room for projectors when it was done. The place is just too small and narrow – only 10 seats wide. As much as I love old theaters, this should have been turned into a store, they could have built a better theater in almost any building and fit more than 148 people in it. How difficult can it be to have “perfect acoustics” in such a tiny space? 1.5 million could have gone a lot farther elsewhere.

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Broan commented about Cinestage Theatre on Dec 26, 2011 at 10:14 pm

http://chsmedia.org/media/hb/04/HB20393a.jpg http://chsmedia.org/media/hb/04/HB20393b.jpg http://chsmedia.org/media/hb/04/HB20393c.jpg http://chsmedia.org/media/hb/04/HB20393d.jpg

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Broan commented about Ramova Theater on Dec 19, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Most photographers don’t care as long as they have credit, but if they complain their photos should be removed.

It wasn’t long ago that I was the junior member of THSA and itching to do something. I’m sure he’ll soon learn how to use that energy more productively. I did a lot of structured research and photography with that energy.

I know you can’t go into specifics, but can you speak generally about the ideas that IIT has publicly presented? It seems to me that the Ramova would be difficult as a 1200+ seat live venue (no stage, no parking, neighborhood not very dense with no nearby el, limited lobby space, large volume and low flat ceiling make for difficult acoustics, etc), but something more like the Biograph (hopefully with more of the original decoration replicated, unlike their generic interior) would be feasible. Sort of like the unrealized Dupage concept or the shrunken Paramount in Boston.

What about adaptive use as plan B? The Ramova could make a fine tribute to the Daley family if it were restored as a library branch, replacing the smaller one up the street, and that would be a good reason for the city to restore and renovate it.

Let me know if you’d rather I contact you privately.

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Broan commented about Ramova Theater on Dec 19, 2011 at 12:39 pm

It is very confusing. People shouldn’t have to visit 7 different facebook pages to find the one that actually has information and a relationship to the theater. The other 6 have some nice pictures, but no indication who took them. I don’t see any reason those photos couldn’t have been posted to the main page (or, for that matter, to this Cinematreasures page). Confusing people and diluting supporters doesn’t help the Ramova, and I hope the various creators of these pages can get over whatever inspired them to splinter off and work together for the good of this theater.

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Broan commented about Calumet Theater on Dec 18, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Oh, I see that they did that. http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/hammond/calumet-theater-being-readied-for-demolition/article_54f25eff-cabf-5831-a593-d03134b9e56d.html

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Broan commented about Calumet Theater on Dec 18, 2011 at 3:43 pm

How sad. I see a lot of things in your album that would be very worthwhile to salvage, given the chance.

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Broan commented about Michael Todd Theatre on Dec 16, 2011 at 6:33 am

http://arcchicago.blogspot.com/2011/12/door-to-heart-bertrand-goldberg.html Here are a couple photos showing Bertrand Goldberg’s remodeling.

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Broan commented about Piccadilly Theatre on Dec 15, 2011 at 8:59 am

Before they found the space at the York, THSA almost set up their operations there. It’s not the most practical space.

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Broan commented about Logan Theatre on Dec 14, 2011 at 4:55 pm

The screen configuration is staying the same

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Broan commented about Bijou Dream Theater on Dec 4, 2011 at 2:28 pm

The Bijou Dream was adjacent to the Orpheum, and was on the second floor, above an arcade. The modernized address was 114 S. State.

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Broan commented about Orpheum Theatre on Dec 4, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Disregard what I said earlier. If anything, the Orpheum was in the building that now houses the Men’s Wearhouse. The Orpheum closed in the spring of 1937 and was replaced by Kitty Kelly Shoes. So it is standing, just not in the building we thought. While Bryan’s article from Sept 8, 2009 says that it’s a new building, a previous article made clear that Kitty Kelly would heavily remodel the existing building.

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Broan commented about Archer Theatre on Nov 30, 2011 at 10:25 am

I think the mapping problem is due to it being listed as 2008-10 instead of 2008-2010.

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Broan commented about Archer Theatre on Nov 30, 2011 at 10:22 am

I remember noticing that theatre on Archer before. I’m surprised I never put the two together.

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Broan commented about Logan Theatre on Nov 29, 2011 at 8:17 pm

You can follow the renovation on the Logan’s facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/thelogantheatre

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Broan commented about AMC Loews Gardens Cinemas at Old Orchard 1-6 on Nov 17, 2011 at 9:02 am

1-6 featured an autumn decor and early on experimented with delivering food on carts in the auditoriums. It opened in December 1994.

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Broan commented about Calumet Theater on Nov 17, 2011 at 7:34 am

That article was from 2010 so I’m guessing demolition is on hold

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Broan commented about Central Park Theatre on Nov 16, 2011 at 10:06 pm

The marquee can be seen in this clip, at :55 and a wide view of the building can be glimpsed later, as well as views of the neighborhood in 1966.

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Broan commented about Des Plaines Theater on Nov 9, 2011 at 6:19 am

There are some on the Revitalize Des Plaines facebook page. We’re working right down to the wire, but I’ll be sure to post some next week.