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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.
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.
A rare opportunity to visit this weekend during Open House Chicago http://myitinerary.openhousechicago.org/site/85/
Theatre Historical Society in Elmhurst.
Architect was Walter W. Ahlschlager, which explains why the building looks so similar to the Davis.
They do have their permits now. Status should be updated assuming they’ve started actual work.
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?
Ah, the elusive 0 screen theatre
I’m not sure I’d trust that scaffolding technique!
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.
And the loge
You’re right. I’ll delete it.
Looks like an old building. Maybe not demolished after all.
David – http://timeoutchicago.com/arts-culture/film/75185/secrets-of-the-screening-room http://www.filmteknik.com/
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.
Looks a lot like the Vic.
The building at 4717 is the one with the glass block that looks like it used to be a garage. Maybe the same building.
The neon is presently being restored. There are big plans for the Logan in the future including new seats, a more arts and community focus, restoration of some historic elements, lobby remodel, etc.