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DavidZornig commented about Downtown Theatre on Apr 14, 2015 at 1:21 pm

Circa 1936 postcard added courtesy of Karen Draddy.

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DavidZornig commented about Keno Drive-In on Apr 13, 2015 at 7:53 pm

April 10, 2015 Chicago Tribune article on the Keno. Copy & paste to view.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/community/chi-ugc-article-help-us-save-our-drive-in-2015-04-13-story.html#page=1

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DavidZornig commented about Lincoln Theatre on Apr 13, 2015 at 6:45 pm

1936 photo & copy added courtesy of the Miami & South Florida Memories Facebook page. See Photos Section.

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DavidZornig commented about Cinema Endicott on Apr 13, 2015 at 5:44 am

Circa 1959 photo added courtesy of Larry Kleebauer Sr.

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DavidZornig commented about Boston Opera House on Apr 12, 2015 at 9:17 pm

1967 newspaper image and copy added courtesy of Tim O'Neill.

Movie theatre riot in Boston; May, 1967. Here’s what happened: A Columbia Pictures publicist came up with an idea…..If anyone showed up at the Savoy Theatre at 2:00 a.m. for the premiere of the James Bond spoof, CASINO ROYALE, wearing a trench coat, that person gets in for free. Well; apparently there was a pre-exam reading period going on at Boston colleges so; therefore, thousands of college students had some free time on their hands so 15,000 students wearing trench coats showed up and, of course, most of them couldn’t get into the theatre so a riot broke out.

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DavidZornig commented about Wilmette Theatre on Apr 12, 2015 at 7:28 am

The following list is credited to and courtesy of Greg Wall. Via the “You Know You’re From East Wilmette When…” Facebook page.

Wilmette Theater Fun Facts

1) It went back into business after a period of being dark in 66. It was being used as offices for an industrial filmmaker for a time.

2) Many long in the tooth theater ideas were employed by the management to drum up business, including kiddie matinees which featured terrible films by K Gordon Murry made on the cheap in Florida.

3) There was a record store next store briefly that might have been run by the same guy who ran the theater.

4) They played the “czech new wave” film “Closely Watched Trains” forever. The local yokels were calling it the “Closely Watched Trains” Theater. Same with “Z”

5) Double Bill: “On Her Majesties' Secret Service” and “The Secret Of Santa Victoria.”

6) Terrible sight lines and bad sound.

7) The lowly “Chuck Wagon” next store has surprisingly been one of the districts most enduring businesses. Yet the Baskin Robins did close.

8) They did book a flat out porno at one point to some local consternation.

9) They had many great revivals: Including a Hitchcock Festival, King Kong, and The General.

10) It is over one hundred years old.

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DavidZornig commented about Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Apr 9, 2015 at 9:04 am

Circa 1931 photo added courtesy of the Vintage Vortex Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Edina Cinema on Apr 9, 2015 at 8:51 am

1959 photo with Edina on the far left. Copy & paste to view.

http://www.edinahistoricalsociety.org/blog/category/all/25

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DavidZornig commented about Del Mar Theatre on Apr 7, 2015 at 8:01 pm

This Flickr link has a night shot, plus many other theaters. Copy & paste to view.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/7623944@N03/sets/72157622146847138/

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DavidZornig commented about I-80 Outdoor Theatre on Apr 7, 2015 at 10:53 am

Circa 1973 marquee photo added courtesy of Maji Joe.

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DavidZornig commented about Midway Theatre on Apr 6, 2015 at 9:39 pm

The Midway marquee appears multiple times in Cheap Trick’s 1997 video for “Say Goodbye”. Copy and paste to view.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOAl2TKBA0w

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DavidZornig commented about Jean Cocteau Cinema on Apr 6, 2015 at 8:13 pm

“Game Of Thrones” premiere. Copy and paste to view.

http://www.abqjournal.com/565210/news/hollywood-makes-its-way-to-the-city-different.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_term=Autofeed#link_time=1428301539

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DavidZornig commented about New Regal Theatre on Apr 6, 2015 at 4:21 pm

Article from this morning. Copy and paste to view.

http://www.citylab.com/design/2015/04/resurrecting-one-of-chicagos-most-endangered-landmarks/389739/

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DavidZornig commented about Tic Toc Theatre on Apr 5, 2015 at 9:32 pm

Photo added of the Tic Toc Theatre in Coin Iowa.
Presumably originally the Sun Theatre.
The only theatre of record in Coin Iowa.
August 1979 Photo Credit Michael Gaylord James.

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DavidZornig commented about Rolling Hills Theater on Apr 4, 2015 at 7:51 pm

I also added a 1975 pic to the Photos Section. Skateboarders lined up in front of the old marquee. Though it’s hard to see,

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DavidZornig commented about Gayety Theatre on Apr 4, 2015 at 6:42 pm

Gayety’s website also has a small photo in a collage. Copy & paste to view.

http://www.gayetys.com/about/history/

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DavidZornig commented about Gayety Theatre on Apr 4, 2015 at 6:36 pm

Just added a Mother’s Day 1949 photo credit and courtesy of Gayety’s Ice Cream Parlor. Via their Facebook page. Now in Lansing Illinois, Gayety’s was originally next door to the Gayety Theatre. I also added another photo of the postcard, that they have hanging on their milk shake machine.

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DavidZornig commented about Rolling Hills Theater on Apr 4, 2015 at 3:17 pm

This June 7,2014 link has the TG & Y story and several photos. Copy and paste to view.

http://blogs.dailybreeze.com/history/2014/06/07/the-rolling-hills-theatre-had-mostly-good-times-but-one-very-bad-one/

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DavidZornig commented about Rockne Theatre on Apr 4, 2015 at 8:12 am

1941 photo added courtesy of Jack Spatafora.

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DavidZornig commented about Coleman Theatre on Apr 3, 2015 at 8:04 am

1930 photo added, courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Mayfair Theatre on Apr 2, 2015 at 6:43 pm

Circa 1927.
Julius Anderson Collection
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
1994.42.42

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DavidZornig commented about Hippodrome Theatre on Apr 2, 2015 at 6:36 pm

Undated photo added, courtesy of Steve Mettee.

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DavidZornig commented about Orpheum Theatre on Apr 2, 2015 at 6:23 pm

1931 Orpheum exterior photo with Mae West added, courtesy of Randy Inghram.

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DavidZornig commented about Fox Anaheim Theatre on Apr 2, 2015 at 6:12 pm

1925 photo added courtesy of Randy Inghram.

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DavidZornig commented about Century Drive-In on Apr 1, 2015 at 8:38 pm

Aerial view of the Century Drive-In added. There is a curved Cinerama screen in front of the regular screen. May, 1964. Photo and copy courtesy of Robert Juzefski.