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Broan commented about Nortown Theater on Jul 15, 2005 at 7:38 am

Better that than a pile of water-damaged plaster dust.

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Broan commented about Virginia Theatre on Jul 12, 2005 at 10:27 am

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Images of the theater

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Broan commented about Fox Theatre on Jul 12, 2005 at 10:20 am

Here is a photo record showing the theater shortly after its conversion to a bank.

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Broan commented about New Regal Theatre on Jul 12, 2005 at 10:11 am

Here is a photo of Mayor Washington presenting a grant to restore the theater in 1987

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Broan commented about Town & Country Theatres on Jul 9, 2005 at 8:00 am

This opened in mid-1981, was known as Town ‘N Country Theaters until aquired by Cineplex, facade remodelings on the mall were in 1992, and closed mid-January 2001. It is set to be torn down and replaced by a Dick’s Sporting Goods shortly.

Also notable is that a homemade bomb was discovered atop the roof during a showing of Last Temptation of Christ in 1988. Article Here

Broan
Broan commented about Mercury Theater on Jul 9, 2005 at 7:44 am

Here is the new URL for Bryan’s link. This Trib article states that the Mercury was to be replaced by six-screen Cineplex.

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Broan commented about Willow Creek Theatre on Jul 9, 2005 at 7:25 am

http://www.cotillionbanquets.com/home3.htm is the website for the banquet hall

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Broan commented about York Square Cinema on Jul 5, 2005 at 10:01 am

Since when is Yale primarily an undergrad institution?

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Broan commented about DuPage Theater on Jul 5, 2005 at 9:12 am

So you’re saying a library, drawing no tax dollars whatsoever, with the same retail/condo mix as the theatre plan, which would generate revenue on the full property, would somehow generate more revenue? That’s what you’re all about, right? Makes no sense.

Broan
Broan commented about Concerns Over Historic Alameda Theater Project on Jun 30, 2005 at 4:10 pm

I don’t understand how the layout works. How are they planning on using the original auditorium? How do you put stadium seating in an old auditorium while keeping a closed balcony and using the main floor as a lobby? It doesn’t seem to make sense.

Broan
Broan commented about Theater Marquee Sign for sale Must Act Soon!!! on Jun 30, 2005 at 11:39 am

/theaters/1560/ Looks to fit the bill.

Broan
Broan commented about Burnham Plaza Theatre To Close on Jun 29, 2005 at 10:58 am

Their website was terrible anyway.

Broan
Broan commented about State-Lake Theater on Jun 28, 2005 at 8:02 am

Some 1953 views of the United Artists and several other loop theatres are available at Real Chicago: Chicago in the Fifties.

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Broan commented about Monroe Theater on Jun 28, 2005 at 8:01 am

Some 1953 views of the Monroe and several other loop theatres are available at Real Chicago: Chicago in the Fifties.

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Broan commented about Loop Theater on Jun 28, 2005 at 8:00 am

Some 1953 views of the Loop and several other loop theatres are available at Real Chicago: Chicago in the Fifties. The Capitol building was actually rather attractive in its original design, before it was modernized.

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Broan commented about United Artists Theatre on Jun 28, 2005 at 7:57 am

The correct link for my above comment is here

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Broan commented about Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre on Jun 28, 2005 at 7:57 am

The correct link for my above comment is here

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Broan commented about Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre on Jun 28, 2005 at 7:55 am

Some 1953 views of the Oriental and several other loop theatres are available at Real Chicago: Chicago in the Fifties. I believe the current marquee is essentially modeled after this one. Recently, due to the open-ended run of Wicked there, the marquee bulbs have been replaced by green ones! It’s a neat effect, cute.

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Broan commented about United Artists Theatre on Jun 28, 2005 at 7:52 am

Some 1953 views of the United Artists and several other loop theatres are available at Real Chicago: Chicago in the Fifties. Interesting to see the old marquee, before the more familiar huge wraparound. It must have been a real challenge to make a marquee work around a curved corner entrance.

Broan
Broan commented about Regal Theater on Jun 24, 2005 at 10:41 pm

Here is another lobby view

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Broan commented about Chicago Theatre on Jun 24, 2005 at 10:25 pm

Here is a nice July 1941 view under the marquee from the Library of Congress

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Broan commented about Monroe Theater on Jun 24, 2005 at 10:11 pm

I believe this July 1940 Library of Congress image is of the Monroe.

Broan
Broan commented about Gayety Theatre on Jun 24, 2005 at 5:16 pm

Further photos and information are available through a search at http://memory.loc.gov

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Broan commented about Vision Theatre on Jun 24, 2005 at 5:13 pm

Here is a 1970s photo from the library of congress

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Broan commented about Pickwick Theatre on Jun 21, 2005 at 6:17 pm

Here is a December 8, 2004 photo of Jay Warren at the Pickwick Console