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DavidZornig commented about Shangri-La Theater on Mar 20, 2016 at 10:35 am

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade 1959 photo added, courtesy of the Chicago’s Extinct Businesses facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Recher Theatre on Mar 19, 2016 at 9:26 pm

Circa 1979 photo added courtesy of Ralph Dacious McCain‎.

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DavidZornig commented about Capri Cinema on Mar 19, 2016 at 9:23 am

5/07/67 photo added, photo credit Steve Lewandowski‎.

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DavidZornig commented about Melba Theatre on Mar 18, 2016 at 8:11 pm

March 2016 photo added, photo credit Dawn Wells. The actress who played “Mary Ann” on “Gilligan’s Island”.

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DavidZornig commented about Patio Theatre on Mar 18, 2016 at 7:25 pm

New owners applying for alcohol license.

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160318/portage-park/plan-serve-booze-at-patio-theater-be-presented-sposato-neighbors

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DavidZornig commented about Strand Theatre on Mar 18, 2016 at 7:21 pm

1946 photo added, photo credit Charles Phoenix.

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DavidZornig commented about Cinemark Movies 6 on Mar 17, 2016 at 8:06 pm

Closing as of tonight.

http://www.wndu.com/content/news/Mishawaka-dollar-movie-theatre-dropping-the-curtains-372493632.html

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DavidZornig commented about Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse on Mar 16, 2016 at 4:29 pm

1955 photo added as the State Theatre, courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Majestic Theater on Mar 15, 2016 at 7:26 pm

1956 photo added of the opening of “Giant”, photo courtesy of Wendy Wilson. Whose mother worked in the concession stand at this time. Via the Traces If Texas facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Hub Theatre on Mar 14, 2016 at 7:45 pm

Current article about the Forbidden Root brewpub to open Thursday.

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160216/west-town/forbidden-root-open-former-hub-theater-on-thursday-photos

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DavidZornig commented about Talent Factory on Mar 13, 2016 at 7:41 pm

Here’s the link to the piece robboehm mentioned above.

http://boredomtherapy.com/old-wallet-found-at-theater/?pas=1&as=501TSE&utm_content=inf_10_84_2&tse_id=INF_74af9d34e75d43f7bdb4aac795ba4cdd

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DavidZornig commented about Warfield Theatre on Mar 12, 2016 at 10:06 pm

1973 photo courtesy of Michael Thomas Angelo‎.

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DavidZornig commented about Crazy Horse Theatre on Mar 12, 2016 at 10:04 pm

1973 photo as the Crest added courtesy of Michael Thomas Angelo‎.

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DavidZornig commented about Loew's Delancey Theatre on Mar 8, 2016 at 5:46 pm

Circa 1962 photo added courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page. Marquee on the far right. Great pic if you like picking out automobiles.

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DavidZornig commented about Baldwin Theatre on Mar 7, 2016 at 10:23 am

1949 photo added courtesy of the Americas Past In Photo’s Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Queen Theater on Mar 7, 2016 at 8:39 am

1948 photo added, photo credit Cecil Paul Lockhart. Pictured are his parents who owned Vogue Cleaners. Via the Traces Of Texas Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Grand Theater on Mar 6, 2016 at 5:26 pm

As the Valuskis Theatre in 1951.
Photo courtesy of the USC digital archives, from the now dead link.

Coincidentally, below copy courtesy of Verl Stanford:

It was May 19, 1951 when Patty was kidnapped by Henry Ford McCracken. The film playing that day was “The Bird of Paradise” (as shown on the marquee in the photo added). And, it just so happened that that film was about a kidnapping. McCracken was a sexual psychopath. “ In 1946, his concerned mother petitioned the Orange County Superior Court to have him committed to a mental hospital. His behavior and record as a serial child sex offender, however, failed to impress medical examiners who said he had "mild schizophrenia with anxiety neurosis but can distinguish between right and wrong.” THEY WERE WRONG! “After his "mild schizophrenia” diagnosis, McCracken moved from Orange County to Michigan, where his string of child sex offenses continued. In the fall of 1950, after nine arrests, Detroit Police prepared documents to have him permanently committed to a mental institution. Before the documents were filed, McCracken fled back to Orange County. A few weeks later, he was arrested in Santa Ana for failing to register as a sex offender. He served a six-month jail sentence. On May 6, 1951, he was on the streets again.“ "McCracken immediately gravitated to an auto court cottage on Grand Ave. down the street from the Valuski’s Theater where he took up residence. (Today that is a vacant lot right next to the Coyote Creek flood control channel.) He worked nights entertaining at the nearby White Elephant Cafe (that was on Beach Blvd. and Commonwealth where the Bank of America branch is today). Just 12 days after his release from the Santa Ana Jail, he took an empty seat at a Saturday matinee, next to Patty Jean Hull.” In later years before Mr. Valuski sold the theater he had hired Patty’s brothers, Jack and Jim Hull, to be projectionists in the theater. Many local people still patronized the theater but because it was old fashioned and outmoded Mr. Valuski sold out and retired that theater to new owners.

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DavidZornig commented about Loop Theater on Mar 3, 2016 at 5:45 pm

History of the Telenews via WTTW.

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/03/02/ask-geoffrey-whats-history-telenews-theater-state-street#.VtffhZxQkHU.facebook

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DavidZornig commented about Roosevelt Theater on Feb 28, 2016 at 2:03 pm

11/21/69-12/04/69 photo added, photo credit John P. Keating Jr.

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DavidZornig commented about Coronet Theatre on Feb 23, 2016 at 6:28 pm

Incredible 1938 photo added courtesy of Sherry Drew. It shows the original Coronet marquee after the renaming. The W.C. Fields film showing was originally released in 1934.

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DavidZornig commented about Fox Theatre on Feb 22, 2016 at 4:54 pm

Longtime Fox organist Larry-Douglas Embury has passe away.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/fox-theatre-organist-dies-at-home/nqTDt/

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DavidZornig commented about UNITED ARTISTS Theatre; Chicago, Illinois. on Feb 21, 2016 at 6:58 am

Photo taken 8/03/72-8/24/72.

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DavidZornig commented about Hi-Way Theatre on Feb 17, 2016 at 7:02 pm

Here is a 1991 Chicago Reader article courtesy of Tim O'Neill, about the failed attempt to revive the Hi-Way as a performing art center. The Hi-Way was torn down about 5 years later.

http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/hi-way-slobbery-who-blew-the-boulevard-arts-center-deal/Content?oid=878681#.VsSa0nrbiks.facebook

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DavidZornig commented about New Regal Theatre on Feb 17, 2016 at 7:17 am

Potential venue for hologram concerts now.

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160217/south-shore/hologram-concerts-of-dead-legends-could-be-next-life-for-new-regal-theater

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DavidZornig commented about Fox Theatre on Feb 15, 2016 at 6:56 pm

Thanks. Apparently it does not have it’s own CT page.