Comments from Broan

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Broan commented about Ramova Theater on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:39 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 11:49 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 11:43 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 2:33 pm

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 4:59 pm

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 15, 2011 at 12:55 am

The screen configuration is staying the same

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Broan commented about Bijou Dream Theater on Dec 4, 2011 at 10:28 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 9:41 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 6:25 pm

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 6:22 pm

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 30, 2011 at 4:17 am

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 5:02 pm

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 3:34 pm

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 17, 2011 at 6:06 am

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 2:19 pm

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.

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Broan commented about New Devon Theater on Nov 7, 2011 at 2:24 pm

If you scroll up slightly, I said in 2008 (edited), “The Knickerbocker/Devon, on Broadway, opened in 1916 and changed names in 1929 under Essaness. This is the one demolished in 1996.

The New Devon’s architect was Henry J. Ross. The “New” in the name probably distinguished it from the former Devon Theater at 6417 N Clark which had been in operation from at least 1910, and possibly as early as 1905, according to the Edgewater Historical Society. This was located approximately in the parking lot adjacent to the Ellantee/Ridge (hardware store), though its actual site was probably destroyed by street widening and re-routing Ashland.

The Ellantee/Ridge, which is now the hardware store, did not open until 1919, at which point the New Devon closed. The Ellantee/Ridge and was never called Devon and is not relevant to this discussion."

I have uploaded a news listing demonstrating that it was indeed the New Devon, as late as 1916, four years after it opened. There is no evidence at all to show that it was ever called the Devon Theater. Your “true history” is entirely speculative and only adds to the confusion.

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Broan commented about Lake Shore Theater on Nov 6, 2011 at 3:33 pm

http://timeoutchicago.com/arts-culture/comedy/15003009/a-first-look-at-chicagos-new-laugh-factory-comedy-club

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Broan commented about Chicago Theatre on Oct 27, 2011 at 6:39 pm

http://chicagoist.com/2011/10/26/our_memories_of_the_chicago_theatre.php Here’s a rare photo from when the vertical sign read ABC Great States

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Broan commented about Milford Theatre on Oct 26, 2011 at 6:19 pm

http://tribune-files.imagefortress.com/attachment1s/887187/medium_wm/ANR-230-CT_F.JPG?1290820562

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Broan commented about Golf Mill 1-2-3 on Oct 26, 2011 at 6:15 pm

http://tribune-files.imagefortress.com/attachment1s/1140614/medium_wm/AIE-757-CT_F.JPG?1295179220

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Broan commented about Park Theatre on Oct 26, 2011 at 6:11 pm

http://www.onlyclassics.com/p1714.jpg

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Broan commented about Thalia Hall on Oct 23, 2011 at 7:08 pm

http://www.flickr.com/photos/58700769@N08

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Broan commented about Vic Theatre on Oct 17, 2011 at 6:33 pm

I added a photo of the old marquee before it was ruined.

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Broan commented about Howard Theater on Oct 17, 2011 at 6:05 pm

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Broan commented about Apollo's 2000 on Oct 17, 2011 at 7:28 am

Mike Royko worked as an usher here.