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Aaron, Elmhurst Memorial Addison Health Center is now located at this address.
The Angelika’s website is:
This theater later operated under the Essaness chain during the 80s as a fourplex called the Century, closing about 1985.
The Playboy was originally opened as the Surf Theatre in the 40s, and operated as such until about 1965.
This isn’t the same Loop Theater as the one above. The temporary space now being called the “Loop Theater” is in the same building, but it’s a former storefront, now being used as a live theater venue until the whole building (which basically only houses a Walgreen’s now) is demolished in spring, to make way for a mixed residential/retail tower which will be constructed on the site. The Loop Theater (former Telenews) was located on State Street, close to the Chicago Theater, seperated by a wide alley. The current “Loop Theater” is located on the Randolph Street side of the building, around the corner from Walgreen’s, across the street from Marshall Field’s.
Following is a link to a photo of the building which used to house the Bleeker St. Cinemas (taking during the 30s, when it housed a restaurant).
The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre’s website can be found on the Ontario Heritage Foundation site:
Following is a link to photographs of the interior of the Carnegie Hall Cinema.
Recent new about the New Regal in the Daily Southtown:
Neo, if you read that link you posted, you’ll note it refers to the building being abandoned since 1997.
Neo, that link is to the Shubert Theatre in Minneapolis, not the Kansas City one.
We’ll just leave it the way it is here, rather than have to listings for the same theater name under the same city, so as not to cause any confusion. Thanks pointing that out, however, Roger.
The fourth McVicker’s actually opened in 1922, for the Jones, Linick & Schaefer circuit (which also operated at that time theaters such theaters such as the Rialto, the Orpheum, and the Randolph). When the McVicker’s opened, the corporate offices of the chain moved from the Rialto to the McVicker’s. The McVicker’s had an arrangement when it first opened in 1922 with Paramount to play that studio’s movies exclusively for some years.
No, it’s the same theater, just reopened at a different location down the street.
Aaron, I believe the Lincoln Village 7-9 was torn down a couple years ago.
Debby, the Palace is located adjacent to the Hotel Allegro, which used to be called the Bismarck Hotel. (Just as the Palace was called the Bismarck Theatre from the 60s until the late 90s when its original name was restored.)
Shortly after it closed, the University of Chicago, which is nearby in Hyde Park, acquired the theater with plans to convert the building into a performing arts venue for the university, but two years later, the U of C has seemingly changed its plans (as it says the former Harper Theatre is in poor shape and would be too costly to renovate). It seems the U of C wants to now use the site for mixed retail/residential purposes, either gutting the building or tearing it down entirely, and building a new structure on the site. See the article below from the Chicago Maroon, the University of Chicago’s student newspaper.
However, the Chicago also featured live stage shows (in addition to onscreen entertainment) from the time it opened into the 50s under Balaban & Katz as their flagship theater.
I am surprised that nothing has been mentioned about this in the media here in Chicago…when the vertical marquee was taken down and its replacement put up, the major papers here and the tv news had several reports on it. I wonder what era the new marquee will harken back to, the one that was just removed, the large one from the 40s-60s or the simpler, smaller one from the 20s? It also appears from the second photograph that the terra cotta on the upper levels of the facade is being restored. Menutia, was the second photo taken from the State-Lake/WLS-TV Building across the street?
Henry Miller’s Theatre is now closed, awaiting demolition. See the following article:
See the link below of a 1963 grand re-opening brochure for the Coral, which includes black & white illustrations, photos and details about the theater.
Paul, unfortunately, the UCLA site doesn’t allow for linking to the entire photo collection page, only to one of the photographs of the theaters at a time. (I wish I’d have tried checking this out first before I posted a bunch of links!) However, if you want to check out their S. Charles Lee collection, which is spectacular, the website link is:
Here is a link to photographs of this theater from UCLA Library Special Collections Department.
The fact that this theater wasn’t all that far from the AMC Cantera 30, a ridiculously large 30-screener in the neighboring city of Warrenville, which opened just a few years ago, was perhaps one of the main reasons. Also, in my opinion, the Rice Lake Cinemas were set back a ways from the main road (Butterfield), with restaurants and their respective parking lots in a row in front of the side road leading to this theater.
Here is a link to a photo of part of the facade the original Ziegfeld Theatre.