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Trolleyguy commented about Ridglea Theater on Jul 12, 2012 at 7:29 am

The vertical sign was recently featured on an episode of “House Hunters” on HGTV.

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Trolleyguy commented about New movie theater for grown-ups at Arboretum on Jul 6, 2012 at 8:45 am

It would have been nice to mention that this Arboretum was a shopping center. I had envisioned a wooded nature preserve.

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Trolleyguy commented about Movies 16 on Jul 1, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Now officially named “Movies 16”.

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Trolleyguy commented about Center Cinema Twins on Jul 1, 2012 at 11:13 am

The theater’s website indicates that they are now trying to raise money to purchase digital projection equipment.

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Trolleyguy commented about Silver Screen Cinema on Jun 30, 2012 at 7:22 am

According to the website, this theater is now closed.

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Trolleyguy commented about Forest Theatre on Jun 26, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Status should be “Closed.”

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Trolleyguy commented about Harbor Theatre on Jun 20, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Status should be “closed.” Phone is disconnected as well.

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Trolleyguy commented about Patio starts Kickstarter campaign on Jun 14, 2012 at 7:37 am

It will be difficult to solicit funds for a privately owned for-profit venue. This is primarily because there are no tax write-off advantages for donors.

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Trolleyguy commented about Patio Theatre on May 23, 2012 at 7:30 am

Rather than requesting donations, perhaps the owner of the theater should incorporate and sell shares to raise the funds to purchase digital equipment. Donations work best when there is a tax write-off from a non profit.

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Trolleyguy commented about Fox Theatre on May 17, 2012 at 4:44 am

The Fox was recently featured on the opening season for “America’s Got Talent.” Nice shots of the exterior and interior as people arrived for auditions for the reality show.

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Trolleyguy commented about Goetz Junior Theatre on May 11, 2012 at 3:50 pm

There is a photo of the Goetz Junior on the Goetz Theater website in the “Images Old” section.

http://tinyurl.com/7lbyozk

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Trolleyguy commented about Highland Park closes movie theater on May 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm

I think that other considerations are also at play here. Like the cost of digital conversion and the city wanting to get out of the movie theater business.

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Trolleyguy commented about Portage Theater fate still in suspense on Apr 23, 2012 at 3:51 pm

A liquor license for a restaurant can mean the difference between breaking even or making money. Many people enjoy a drink with their meal, so why not?

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Trolleyguy commented about Tivoli Theatre on Apr 22, 2012 at 1:08 pm

The exterior of this theater shows up in the new Geico commercial about the gecko ventroliquist. Not sure if the auditorium shots are from the theater, but there are a few organ chords thrown in at the end.

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Trolleyguy commented about Roxy Theatre on Apr 14, 2012 at 7:48 am

If you look 2 blocks down the street to the fire department building, the alley side of the structure definitely appears to have been a theater at one time. Must be an address issue with Google.

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Trolleyguy commented about Wal-Mart threatening Cottage View Drive-In on Apr 10, 2012 at 5:05 pm

As long as people continue to support Wally World by shopping there, there’s not much anyone can do about its increasing presence.

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Trolleyguy commented about Park Theatre on Apr 2, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Actually, West Town streetcars crossed Austin Boulevard at Lake Street on March 30, 1947, using temporary rails. This was due to the abandonment of West Town streetcar service and the only way the cars could reach the Suburban carbarn in North Riverside was over the tracks of the Chicago Transit Authority’s carlines.

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Trolleyguy commented about El Capitan Theatre on Mar 31, 2012 at 11:49 am

The exterior of this theater is featured in the 2011 “Muppets” movie.

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Trolleyguy commented about Nonprofit calls for volunteers, ramps up efforts to restore historic Ritz Theatre on Mar 29, 2012 at 6:59 am

I agree completely. Sometimes I have to dig to find out where the theater is located in these stories.

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Trolleyguy commented about Church wants to buy Chicago's Portage Theater on Mar 22, 2012 at 7:54 am

Not only will it remove a cultural icon, it will also take the property off the tax rolls. Not a good thing for a city needing all the revenue it can get.

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Trolleyguy commented about Saunders Theater on Mar 14, 2012 at 4:27 pm

The Google view has it right. It’s the tall building in the center.

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Trolleyguy commented about El Monte Theatre on Mar 11, 2012 at 10:02 am

The CBS show “48 Hours Mystery” had a shot of the theater marquee in a recent show.

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Trolleyguy commented about Portage Theater on Mar 10, 2012 at 7:42 am

A church might preserve the building somewhat, but it also removes the property from the tax rolls. Not a smart idea for a city that needs all the revenue it can get.

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Trolleyguy commented about AMC Star Johnson Creek 12 on Mar 8, 2012 at 9:42 am

This theater is now part of the AMC chain. Its official name is the AMC Star Johnson Creek 12.

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Trolleyguy commented about Abby Theatre on Mar 4, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Lamentably, one of the injured fire fighters has died as a result of the blaze.