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Following are links to photographs from the early 70s of the auditorium and exterior of the Egyptian Theatre. From the Library of Congress.
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A 1970 photograph of the Indiana’s exterior during its Cinerama days can be found at this link. From the Library of Congress.
For a 1979 photograph of the Washoe’s stunning Art Deco auditorium, see this link. From the Library of Congress.
To see a what the Kimo’s exterior looked like prior to its 2000 restoration, see this 1980 photograph at this link. From the Library of Congress.
A photograph dated 1984 showing the Fox in its last days can be found at the following link. From the Library of Congress.
A vintage photograph of the spectacular auditorium of the Ringling can be found at this link. From the Library of Congress.
A 1928 photograph of the Ohio’s marquee can be found at this link. From the Library of Congress.
Here is a link to a photograph of the Russell’s exterior from the early 70s. From the Library of Congress.
Here is a link to a photograph of the Kentucky’s exterior in 1983. From the Library of Congress.
Following is a linkshowing the balcony of the Fox Theatre circa 1980. From the Library of Congress.
Mike, it’s a new Cine Capri, a 14-screen megaplex, which opened this summer named after the original which was razed in 1998. The new Cine Capri’s owner recreated the old theater’s columned facade and signage for this new modern movie theater and it also has a small museum dedicated to the old Cine Capri in it.
Here is a link to a photograph of the Lyric, circa 1910, from the Library of Congress.
Here is a link to a photograph of the Capitol dated 1962 showing the auditorium from the screen.
To compare the recreated marquee shown above to the original, see this link to a photograph dated 1942 from the Library of Congress. If you look carefully at the marquee, you’ll see that “Holiday Inn” starring Bing Crosby was playing at the Paramount at the time.
Following is a link to a photograph from 1943 showing the Strand’s exterior in the background, complete with elaborate signage announcing a Humphrey Bogart movie.
Here is a link to a photograph of the auditorium of the Granada from the Library of Congress, taken shortly before the great movie palace was torn down.
This link to a photograph taken circa 1910-15 from the Library of Congress shows Madison Street, with the Hotel Brevoort and adjoining LaSalle Opera House (later Theatre) on the left-hand side of the street. Note the Coca-Cola advertisement on the hotel’s facade.
In this link to a photograph dated 1940 from the Library of Congress, the marquee of the Roosevelt is visible on the right, playing “Brother Orchid” with Anne Sothern and Edward G. Robinson. Across State Street from the theater is Marshall Field’s department store. The photo is taken looking from Randolph Street.
Following is a photo of the auditorium of the Garrick, taken by early preservation and photographer Richard Nickel, around the time of the theater’s demolition (1961). Note Louis Sullivan’s ornate plasterwork. From the Library of Congress.
Here is a link to a photograph of the Rialto Square, dated the year it opened, 1926. From the Universtity of Minnesota Libraries Collection.
The Frolic was one of Chicago’s more unusual theaters—a “backwards” theater where patrons entered at the screen. Instead of seeing the screen when you entered the auditorium, you would see the back wall.
The Rhodes once had a miniature forecourt Ã¡ la the one at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in its lobby, complete with foot and handprints of movie stars.
The LaSalle was actually demolished in spring of 1950, but the construction of the church was delayed by a couple of harsh Chicago winters, and St. Peter’s wasn’t dedicated until early 1953.
Here is a link to a site which shows a famous photograph of the heartbreaking demolition of the “Fabulous Fox”.