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Broan commented about Apollo's 2000 on Oct 16, 2011 at 11:25 pm

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Broan commented about Apollo's 2000 on Oct 16, 2011 at 11:22 pm

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Broan commented about Apollo's 2000 on Oct 16, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Curiously, the Marshall Square had a very similar design to the Howard Theatre, down to the domes (removed at the Howard). But they had different architects.

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Broan commented about Harper Theater on Oct 16, 2011 at 6:19 pm

http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/breaking_ground_10.jpg Rendering

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Broan commented about Harper Theater on Oct 16, 2011 at 6:01 pm

The status should be renovating. The attached building has been fully restored on the exterior and looks great. The 53rd street entrance to the theatre has been re-created beautifully, and the adjacent lobby seems to have been rediscovered. The blue and gold terra cotta on Harper Court is being destroyed, unfortunately. Assuming the exterior is done as well as the attached building, this will be gorgeous when complete.

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Broan commented about Terra Cotta on Oct 16, 2011 at 5:26 pm

The crude conduit seems to suggest that at least some power is going to or from the stud lighting.

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Broan commented about Apollo's 2000 on Oct 16, 2011 at 5:00 pm

They were actually Brenkert projectors with Simplex lamphouses and RCA soundheads. I’ll post a couple pictures later, but they are not too good. Watch Flickr, I’m sure a lot of photos will pop up there.

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Broan commented about Atlantic Theater on Oct 15, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Inside, at least on the first floor, it looks like any other professional building, except with a sloped floor. I didn’t go upstairs, it’s possible that the ceiling may survive above dropped ceilings, but it appears like a pretty total gut.

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Broan commented about Apollo's 2000 on Oct 12, 2011 at 8:47 am

A rare opportunity to visit this weekend during Open House Chicago http://myitinerary.openhousechicago.org/site/85/

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Broan commented about State-Lake Theater on Oct 11, 2011 at 11:52 am

Theatre Historical Society in Elmhurst.

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Broan commented about Logan Theatre on Oct 2, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Architect was Walter W. Ahlschlager, which explains why the building looks so similar to the Davis.

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Broan commented about Harper Theater on Oct 2, 2011 at 7:50 am

They do have their permits now. Status should be updated assuming they’ve started actual work.

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Broan commented about Colony Theater on Sep 27, 2011 at 5:35 pm

It looks mostly intact in this 1984 photo – http://cinematreasures.org/comments?page=1&theater_id=2534#comment-348260 – was the removed plaster just black areas?

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Broan commented about Mars Theatre on Sep 15, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Ah, the elusive 0 screen theatre

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Broan commented about Rivoli Theatre on Sep 11, 2011 at 8:24 pm

I’m not sure I’d trust that scaffolding technique!

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Broan commented about Harper Theater on Sep 11, 2011 at 4:06 pm

They seem to be having trouble getting a permit. They passed review for Ventilation and Refrigeration but were denied Architectural & Fire, Disabilities, Structural, Fire Prevention, Environmental, Electrical, and Plumbing. Not sure how to interpret these. The reviews were completed in early August.

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Broan commented about Uptown Theater on Sep 5, 2011 at 11:51 am

And the loge

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Broan commented about Chicago Theatre on Sep 5, 2011 at 11:49 am

You’re right. I’ll delete it.

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Broan commented about Esquire Theatre on Aug 25, 2011 at 9:55 am

http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2011/08/25/construction-of-esquire-retail-complex-underway.php

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Broan commented about Glen Theater on Aug 23, 2011 at 9:20 am

Looks like an old building. Maybe not demolished after all.

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Broan commented about Gene Siskel Film Center on Aug 23, 2011 at 9:19 am

David – http://timeoutchicago.com/arts-culture/film/75185/secrets-of-the-screening-room http://www.filmteknik.com/

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Broan commented about Gene Siskel Film Center on Aug 23, 2011 at 9:19 am

David – http://timeoutchicago.com/arts-culture/film/75185/secrets-of-the-screening-room http://www.filmteknik.com/

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Broan commented about Logan Theatre on Aug 22, 2011 at 7:19 am

http://www.avclub.com/chicago/articles/mark-fishman-owner-of-the-logan-theatre-on-the-ven,59995/

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Broan commented about Apollo Theatre on Aug 19, 2011 at 10:26 am

Burling & Adler was Dankmar Adler’s firm before teaming with Louis Sullivan. Adler & Sullivan’s Schiller (Garrick) Theatre was adjacent to the Apollo, and the Borden Block, Adler & Sullivan’s first commission, was adjacent to the Schiller.

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Broan commented about American Theatre on Aug 19, 2011 at 10:21 am

Looks a lot like the Vic.