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Trolleyguy commented about Harlan Theatre on Oct 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm

This theater was recently referred to in an episode of “House Hunters International” on the HGTV channel. The young lady who was a local resident called it the “dollar theater.”

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Trolleyguy commented about Victory Theatre on Oct 13, 2012 at 4:31 pm

That picture referred to by Chuck is dated at least 1946, the release date of the film “Wake Up and Dream” listed on the marquee.

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Trolleyguy commented about "5-D" theater coming to Schaumburg's Woodfield Mall on Oct 13, 2012 at 4:14 pm

7 bucks to watch short films in a 36 seat “theater”? Sounds like sitting in someone’s basement and watching dvds without the ambience.

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Trolleyguy commented about Montclare Theatre on Sep 12, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Interesting thing about the lobby flier display boxes. They spelled the theater’s name as “Montclair” cast in metal on the top. Wonder if anybody saved one of them?

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Trolleyguy commented about Harding Theatre on Sep 9, 2012 at 3:40 pm

That would be the Main Theater at 4815 W Armitage, which is already listed on CT.

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Trolleyguy commented about Marr Theatre on Aug 30, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Renovating as what?

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Trolleyguy commented about Bonham Theatre & Video on Aug 17, 2012 at 12:12 am

I have added 2 photos of the lower level. Screening rooms 2 and 3 are in the basement of the theater.

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Trolleyguy commented about Silver Cinema Market Square on Aug 17, 2012 at 12:06 am

I have added a photo of the lobby and refreshment stand.

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Trolleyguy commented about Hub Theater on Aug 10, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Chicago Avenue and Washington Boulevard are both east-west oriented streets one mile apart from each other and don’t intersect. The caption on that picture is incorrect.

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Trolleyguy commented about South Towne Cinemas on Aug 10, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Not only closed, but the interior has now been gutted and floor leveled for retail.

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Trolleyguy commented about Orpheum Theatre on Aug 4, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Cinematour has the 137 4th Avenue address and 2 pictures from 2011 that show the theater still standing. Street View is now adjusted above to show the theater.

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Trolleyguy commented about Orpheum Theatre on Aug 4, 2012 at 4:41 pm

The address in the header is incorrect. Go to Google Street View and type in 137 4th Avenue and you will see an image of the still-standing theater from 2009.

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Trolleyguy commented about Portage Theater on Jul 29, 2012 at 9:33 pm

The above referenced article in the Chicagoist lists some very good reasons why a concert venue managed by the Congress folks would not be a good fit for Six Corners.

“Portage Theater supporters (rightly) fear the Congress Theater’s problems with loud concerts, crowd control, underage drinking and security would follow to the Far Northwest side. The rumblings on Everyblock claim Congress management would tear out seats in order to fill more people in the space.”

The Congress cannot be compared to the 4 other concert venues mentioned here.

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Trolleyguy commented about Normal Theatre on Jul 27, 2012 at 3:22 am

I’ve uploaded a 1953 photo of the theatre.

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Trolleyguy commented about Belpark Theatre on Jul 26, 2012 at 1:36 am

Reread Broan’s comments above. ‘Nuff said.

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Trolleyguy commented about Belpark Theatre on Jul 23, 2012 at 8:21 pm

I beg to differ about the Elinor. I worked for the Chicago Dept of Human Services for many years in the emergency shelter program. We would only place people in need of temporary housing there as a last resort, because of the unsavory clientele and activities which took place there. The liquor store is a magnet and certainly can’t be compared to a restaurant which serves liquor.

I still live in the area (Jefferson Park), so I know what I’m talking about.

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Trolleyguy commented about Bonham Theatre & Video on Jul 22, 2012 at 3:28 am

A “Friends of Bonham” organization has been set up to raise funds to purchase digital projection equipment. See the website for details.

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Trolleyguy commented about Portage Theater on Jul 20, 2012 at 10:17 pm

If the church is looking at the former Belpark, they have the issue of a large liquor store and flophouse (transient hotel) directly across the street from the bingo hall. Maybe they can do outreach in the area.

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Trolleyguy commented about Belpark Theatre on Jul 20, 2012 at 10:12 pm

You still also have the issue of a large liquor store and flophouse (transient hotel) directly across the street from the Belpark. Is this the kind of area that is going to attract folks who want to visit the theater?

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Trolleyguy commented about Ridglea Theater on Jul 12, 2012 at 3:29 pm

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 4:45 pm

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 2, 2012 at 3:27 am

Now officially named “Movies 16”.

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Trolleyguy commented about Center Cinema Twins on Jul 1, 2012 at 7:13 pm

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 3:22 pm

According to the website, this theater is now closed.

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Trolleyguy commented about Forest Theatre on Jun 26, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Status should be “Closed.”