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Trolleyguy commented about Morton Grove Theatre on Dec 24, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Drove by yesterday and saw that the facility is now a fitness center. This seems to be the fate of a lot of these older multiplexes, just like what happened to the nearby Golf Mill 1-2-3.

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Trolleyguy commented about Big Cinemas Golf Glen 5 on Dec 24, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Most assuredly open. I had lunch at the Filipino restaurant next door to the theater yesterday. A steady stream of customers were seen going to the Bollywood matinees.

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Trolleyguy commented about Picture Show at Bloomingdale Court on Dec 17, 2011 at 7:46 am

This theater is now showing films in 3D, which is remarkable for a second-run venue.

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Trolleyguy commented about Sittin' in the front row on Dec 11, 2011 at 9:35 am

Back row, for the same reason as Flix70.

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Trolleyguy commented about Valley Cinema on Dec 7, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Now open according to the website.

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Trolleyguy commented about Parma Theatre on Nov 30, 2011 at 7:52 pm

According to the showtimes listed on their website, it appears that this theater is only open on weekends.

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Trolleyguy commented about Lamar Theater on Nov 29, 2011 at 8:11 pm

I wandered onto the rubble when the Lamar was being torn down. One thing I found was an empty 16mm film can for an Indian film. Interestingly enough, obviously the scenery hoisting equipment from live theater days was still in place in the old fly loft, so I was able to pick up 2 pulley wheels for my collection.

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Trolleyguy commented about Downtown Cinema on Nov 29, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Theater website refers to it as “Downtown Cinema>”

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Trolleyguy commented about Louvee Theatre on Nov 25, 2011 at 9:10 am

Status should be closed.

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Trolleyguy commented about Tropic returns to downtown on Nov 25, 2011 at 6:42 am

This theater has not reopened yet. According to their website and recorded phone message, there are unresolved code issues and legal matters that are delaying the opening.

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Trolleyguy commented about Michael Moore fighting to save State Theatre on Nov 18, 2011 at 7:31 am

And after Michael Moore is gone, then what? By lending his name to the effort, he might be able to mobilize long-term support to ensure that this theater will continue to exist.

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Trolleyguy commented about LaSalle Theatre on Nov 12, 2011 at 6:53 am

The Google Map view is of 110 W Madison in Oak Park, IL, not downtown Chicago.

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Trolleyguy commented about Uptown Theater celebrates 75th birthday on Nov 10, 2011 at 7:56 am

BTW, the film that opened the theater was “Cain and Mabel.” A clever play on words.

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Trolleyguy commented about Fox Theatre on Oct 31, 2011 at 2:03 pm

I’ve updated the street view. Looks like the original blade sign has been retained.

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Trolleyguy commented about Normal Theater on Oct 23, 2011 at 6:00 am

A shot of this theater with the marquee and blade sign lit appears in a new Mitsubishi Automobile commercial.

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Trolleyguy commented about Albee Theatre on Oct 19, 2011 at 9:00 am

when I would visit relatives in Cincinnati as a youngster from Chicago in the 50’s, there was definitely de facto segregation in public places, like movie theaters and the Coney Island amusement park.

No surprises here. In his autobiography, the comedian Dick Gregory wrote about having to sit in the segregated balcony of a Carbondale Illinois movie theater. Illinois and Ohio did not have Jim Crow laws on the books, but they existed in unofficial practice,nonetheless.

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Trolleyguy commented about Rex Theatre on Oct 6, 2011 at 10:20 am

Google won’t map the address because Main Street in front of the former theater was under construction at the time they went by.

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Trolleyguy commented about Grand Theatre on Oct 5, 2011 at 8:58 am

It appears that there is an ongoing effort to reopen this theater as a community arts center. http://tinyurl.com/3o5udaz

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Trolleyguy commented about Gale Theater on Oct 4, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Galesville was director/writer Nicholas Ray’s home town. He probably got some of his interest in films by attending this theater, I would imagine.

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Trolleyguy commented about Rodgers Theater on Sep 28, 2011 at 10:22 am

This theater is closed and has been for at least 2 years.

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Trolleyguy commented about Theater facade gets new look on Sep 28, 2011 at 10:21 am

According to the article, this theater is getting more than a facelift. The interior has been gutted and repurposed.

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Trolleyguy commented about Burton Theatre on Sep 26, 2011 at 4:38 pm

This building was recently featured on “American Pickers.” The school is used as a warehouse by a local developer who is renovating the community.

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Trolleyguy commented about Princess Theatre on Sep 16, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Popular place. This theater showed up again on “Dateline NBC” tonight. In “Deadly House of Cards”, an aspiring young Edmonton movie producer turned killer is profiled.

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Trolleyguy commented about Plaza Cinema 4 on Sep 13, 2011 at 7:30 am

The theater is currently closed as it is moving to a new location at 1436 Main Street in Troy. The name is now Troy Movie House and it is scheduled to reopen in November. Information can be found on the website: http://troymoviehouse.com/

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Trolleyguy commented about Fox Cinema Cafe on Aug 22, 2011 at 8:35 am

New website. http://www.foxcinemacafe.com/