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A 1985 photo showing the start of a Columbus Day parade has both the United Artists and the Woods Theatres visible in the background.
A 1985 photo of the start of a Columbus Day parade shows both the Woods and the United Artists Theatres in the background.
Here is a 1930s photo (unfortunately somewhat blurry) showing the Orpheum as Warner’s Orpheum. This is the first time I’ve seen a photo of the Orpheum, usually any search for an image brings up the postcard view above.
Another article from the Chicagoist regarding the reopening of the Skokie Theatre in April by Gorilla Tango.
The Gorilla Tango theater company, currently located in Bucktown, has purchased the shuttered Skokie Theatre, which plans to reopen it for live theater by April. See more here from today’s Chicago Tribune.
Here is a photo I took today of the Chicago Theater. You can see the small Chase logo on the marquee, which isn’t as noticeable as the one on the vertical sign, thankfully.
This photo of the State-Lake from the Chicago Tribune is dated 11/9/75 and the caption from the photo reads “Police cars in front of the State Lake Theatre where a man was shoot (sic) tonight”
Could this undated Chicago Tribune photo be of this Chicago Theater?
So is this going to be known as the Chase Chicago Theatre? I thought Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre and Bank of America Theatre were bad enough. As far as having the name up at that part of the sign, that’s true, but it was always the operator of the theater, like Balaban & Katz or Plitt, not a corporate sponsor.
A couple pics I took of the Chicago Theater at lunch today here and here. Since when has the vertical sign had the Chase logo on it? I just noticed that today. Is nothing sacred anymore from branding? Thankfully it doesn’t appear on the marquee. I took the second pic from the second floor of the new mega-Walgreens next door in the Joffrey Tower.
From today’s Chicago Tribune
A great 1950s night view of the Rialto can be seen here.
The Central Theatre in the Loop was at Van Buren at Michigan, and had a number of names before and after the Central name, finally closing as the Capri Cinema.
A similar view as in my previous comment but from the late 50s can be seen here.
A 1974 view of Oak Street and part of the Esquire can be seen here. The theater was part of the Walter Reade chain at that time.
Here is 1958 view of Randolph Street, with the Oriental in the background and Allgauer’s Heidelberg restaurant in the foreground.
LTS, that was the Eighth Street Theatre on Wabash Street in the South Loop, a legitimate theater. It was home to WLS’s “Barn Dance” in the 30s and 40s.
At the top of this photo, you case see part of the ghost sign on the side of the building that goes from near the top down, reading “Majestic Bldg”.
The architect of the Chicago Musical College Building was Dwight H. Perkins, who is mostly known in Chicago for designing Carl Schurz High School, in a blend of Prairie and Chicago style architecture. He designed over 40 other schools for the Chicago Public Schools, including Lane Tech High School. He also later in his career designed Lincoln Park Zoo’s Lion House and Refectory (today’s Cafe Brauer).
This is supposed to be a view of the State-Lake’s auditorium. Can anyone verify?
A great photo of the Congress under construction in 1925 can be seen here.
An early view of the Norshore’s lobby can be seen here.
The letters spelling out ESQUIRE from the marquee are currently for sale at Urban Remains Chicago.
A view of the interior of the gutted Esquire Theater can be seen here.
This1946 view taken for the theater’s 25th anniversary of the mezzanine lobby can be compared to a similar present-day view here.