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BobbyS commented about Loew's State Theatre on Oct 20, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Thank you David…. It was worth the wait….I felt I was almost there. The powers of presentation sure knew how to show a special film like this one. I remember seeing “The Robe” in Chicago for the first film in Cinemascope at my neighborhood Balaban & Katz Marbro theater and had the same magical feeling. The theaters where these epics played were just so much part of the whole experience…

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BobbyS commented about Loew's State Theatre on Oct 16, 2011 at 7:42 am

Davidgreene5, You take your time until you are ready to post. Loew’s State isn’t going anywhere. AGRoura must be having a persoanl crisis……

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BobbyS commented about Loew's State Theatre on Oct 15, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Me too, please please post……..

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BobbyS commented about Capitol Theatre on Oct 14, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Wow!! I bet nobody forget that experience.. Thanks Tinseltoes for your updates. Just imagine, all that for a couple of dollars…..

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BobbyS commented about Loew's Kings Theatre on Sep 14, 2011 at 7:44 am

Thanks! Kings was a better choice..

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BobbyS commented about Loew's Kings Theatre on Sep 13, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Why Tilden? Is that a name of a person? Or a place?

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BobbyS commented about Paradise Theater on Sep 13, 2011 at 7:39 am

Hear Hear!!!! It was a beauty………

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BobbyS commented about Loew's Kings Theatre on Sep 6, 2011 at 11:24 pm

I only hope by the time 2014 comes around the US ecomomy improves. Otherwise at 50+ dollars a seat, it might be hard to fill the theatre seats night after night being more of a threat than TV in the 1950’s.

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BobbyS commented about Symphony Theater in its Glory Day's ! on Sep 6, 2011 at 11:13 pm

What a great pix!! I remember this theater only as being closed and the article in the newswpaper of it being torn down. What a massive vertical sign!!!! Wasn’t it on Chicago Ave? or North Ave?

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BobbyS commented about Loew's Kings Theatre on Aug 12, 2011 at 10:09 am

Wonderful to see it beginning to unfold. Loved the video! Many thanks..

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BobbyS commented about RKO Keith's Theatre on Aug 11, 2011 at 9:59 pm

“Drama at the Keiths” Now Playing at RKO Keith’s…

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BobbyS commented about Marbro Theatre on Aug 6, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Great photo..Would love to see same photo in late 40’s & 50’s same view new signage. Thanks.

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BobbyS commented about Capitol Theatre on Aug 6, 2011 at 8:11 am

It is so wonderful to read all of these dates and I enjoy them so. In many ways you keep the Loew’s Capitol stll “alive”. Thank you.

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BobbyS commented about Marbro Theatre on Jul 30, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Ditto, I will also check it out. Always interested about stories of the majestic Marbro….

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BobbyS commented about RKO Keith's Theatre on Jul 30, 2011 at 8:38 am

Thanks for pix’s. This theater must have been a stunner when it opened and operated!

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BobbyS commented about Loew's Kings Theatre on Jul 25, 2011 at 7:11 am

May I suggest Cinema Treasure name tags with our names. I expect it to be as exciting as it was years ago when the theater opened its doors for the first time. Actually more exciting because so many palaces were opening in the 1920’s it was “common” to see what one would outdo the other. This will be a real Phoenix rising from the ashes!

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BobbyS commented about Loew's Kings Theatre on Jul 24, 2011 at 9:07 pm

It is indeed confirmed fact. The organ was removed from the home in Il. and is on its way to Oklahoma before being shipped out east. I can hardly wait to attend the re-opening in 2014. That will quite a night!

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BobbyS commented about Loew's Kings Theatre on Jul 24, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Just heard the organ that graced the theater at the opening was just returned to the Loew’s Kings from the owner in Illinois. It will be shipped to Oklahoma for a restoration before coming home to the King’s. Isn’t that great news?

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BobbyS commented about RKO Keith's Theatre on Jul 13, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Of course I was not serious about being happy with the lobby plans. I read all of the earlier posts. But then again, no lobby at all would be worse. Loved your Roxy photos Ed Solero!

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BobbyS commented about RKO Keith's Theatre on Jul 13, 2011 at 9:13 pm

LuisV, thanks for the update. I was wondering what was happening on the site. I guess we should be happy the ornate lobby will be saved and restored!

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BobbyS commented about Patio Theatre on Jul 11, 2011 at 8:38 pm

I think the amusement tax is helpful for the city when it concerns ball games, rock concerts etc. They probably can’t exempt classic movie theaters because it is for profit as well as the movie theaters located in the city. That is why a first-run movie house costs more in the city vs.suburbs. I hope the crowds keep up the attendence.

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BobbyS commented about Marbro Theatre on Jul 9, 2011 at 12:05 pm

SBGreig, I read the book and thanks for reccomendation. It opened my eyes! It seems the city was a fault for so many reasons. Not inforcing # of people living in small quarters (4 families living in a one flat with up to 5 names on mailboxes) Not fixing basic infrastructure streets etc, despite pleas from business owners to protect their property and much much more. It was a great read and for the first time I understand what happened to my “playground” even though the city had plenty to lose with sales tax decline.

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BobbyS commented about Paradise Theater on Jul 2, 2011 at 11:22 pm

ShawnS, sorry about your mom. Thanks for the photos of a time gone by. Your grandfather must have loved going to work in such an ornate building!

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BobbyS commented about Marbro Theatre on Jun 27, 2011 at 11:35 pm

The Marbro had its share of out of control youths gone wild in the early 60’s which led B&K to think what to do. They talk about “flash gangs” today, well they had them back then too. The West Madison area became very unsafe and led people to flee in great numnbers.This great theater became a very unsafe place to watch a movie in the dark…….

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BobbyS commented about Senate Theatre on Jun 21, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Thanks SBGreig for the info. It is very nice to remember such wonderful memories where our family would visit together especially after a movie. I really did think the Marbro would outlive the Senate. I couldn’t believe when the Marbro was closed for good and the Senate was still operating!