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I believe this link has video of the Palace.
I’ve reached my limit of free Tribune articles for the month…
If it is the wrong Palace Theatre, let me know in a comment and I’ll delete it and add it where it belongs.
Ah, I see what you are saying.
The marquee looked wider than that to me, but you are probably correct.
Below is a link to the Facebook page for Right Way Signs of Chicago.
There are 11 photos of new interior signage they created for the theater aisle designations and the Carbon Arc Bar & Board.
The current street view shows the entrance area has been split into 3 separate storefronts.
It appears they kept whatever original pitched entryway the theatre had, on two of the storefronts.
The third had it’s interior space extended out to the sidewalk border.
Then & Now comparison photo added courtesy of Brad Cornelius.
1971 screen grab from “The French Connection” added.Marquee reads Trans-Lux West.
1971 screen grab from “The French Connection” added.Circus Cinema on the left.
1957 photo added via Shorpy website below. Image can be enlarged there.
Go-Fund-Me page for their damaged marquee.
Link to their Facebook page below that.
Photo added credit Peoria Public Library.
Link with photos of the Imperial and other theatres.
Link with more photos of the Downtown and other theatres.
1964 postcard of Yonge Street added, Imperial Theatre to the right of center.
1964 postcard of Yonge Street added.
1947 photo added courtesy of Uptown Update.
Undated photo added via AHerbo Koolin.
Update: March 17, 1919 Opening Day at the State & Lake Building.
Photo description in this link.
10/20/41 print ad added via Larry Hoskins.
Letterhead & copy added courtesy of Rusty Hayes.
“Years ago I worked at the Capitol Drive-In. When they were tearing it down I managed to salvage this letterhead from the debris.”
John Cannon also added “In the late 60s, Lloyd Hirstine owned it. His son Richard was the assistant manager.”
Mid `50s photo added courtesy of David Shedlock.
Maple Theatre on left.
Current article about the search for the original sign.
1951 photo added.
“El Papelerito” on the poster was released October 25, 1951.
So the 1939 close date is incorrect.
Below copy accompanied the photo.
The Brooklyn Theatre, later renamed the Azteca Theatre, once stood on the northwest corner of Brooklyn Street and Michigan Avenue.
It specialized in Spanish language films after Corktown gained an influx of Mexican immigrants.
It was demolished around the 1950s.
This photo appears in “Detroit’s Corktown” by Armando Delicato and Julie Demery, and was originally from the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library.
Via the Corktown Historical Society.
3 photos added courtesy of the Lansing Public Library.
May 11, 1937 photo added credit IDOT Chicago Traffic Photographs (University of Illinois at Chicago).
It is an enlargement courtesy of Neil Arsenty, from the below original link with full size photo.