Showing 2,001 - 2,025 of 2,175 comments
Jazz Age Chicago shows this as having been called the ‘Halster’, although I imagine that is a typo. Status should be changed to demolished.
Here is a photo of the theatre with the neon lit.
Oh, that’s good to hear. I never got around to seeing a movie there when it was open.
Based on location. Skokie has had 31 Screens built in the last few years. Also i’ve heard rumblings that a retirement home may be built there. The location is in downtown skokie, and it’s prime for redevelopment, with a good amount of open space. Also of note is that the theater was run by Jim Burrows, who operates the 3 Penny and in the past has operated many old theatres on the north side.
Here is a news clipping of the destruction of the Elm.
Here is the new link for the Skokie as the Niles Center, here here in context, and Here is how it looked in 1963. At closing, it looked largely the same, except that all neon was removed, as were the “Skokie” signs. The marquee was painted burgandy with cream highlights to match the facade. Recent photos are on Cinematour. It seems quite likely that it will be demolished.
I would imagine South Park was coined because King Drive used to be known as South Parkway, and before that Grand Boulevard, so with the new name came the neighborhood name.
Here is a postcard from shortly after the theatre’s opening showing the original flush marquees
Here is a view of a fire department drill being conducted behind the theater by the Skokie Fire Dept in the 60s.
The new link is here
This is the new URL for the photo of the prospect’s demolition.
The Mount Prospect Cinema billymac refers to was located at Rand & Central. It was a triplex and is now the Bristol Court Banquet Hall, 828 East Rand Road.
Yeah, it is strange. I’ve never been there, maybe you have to enter through the mall lot entrance? But anyway, the Cicero address on google brings up all sorts of listings for stores in the mall, but the 77th address only shows the theater, so I would imagine it’s correct. Unless it’s somehow carried over from one of the predecessor theaters, but I doubt that.
I understand that, and it is indeed the listed address, and included in newspaper listings, but the street address is 4440 W 77th. The distinction becomes apparent if you run a search on either address.
Theatre address is 4440 W 77th St. 7601 S Cicero is the given address of the entire mall.
Some recent photos and information on the restoration are available at View link
Some interior photos and restoration information are available at View link
Some restoration information and photos are available at View link
Some interior photos and restoration information are available at http://www.conradschmitt.com/CaseStudies/wang.asp
Some interior photos are available at View link
If you see the comment I posted on September 30, 2004, there is an article about the creation of the new marquee. It is LED and Fiber Optic.
Was this previously known as the New Park? Jazz Age Chicago has a New Park Theatre listed with 1000 seats as of 1923 at 342 E 51st.
The Chateau was apparently 2 doors down from the Vogue.
Jazz Age Chicago’s early theatres index shows this at 276 S State; however, that’s on the northeast corner of State and Jackson, which doesn’t jibe with the description. Their description of the theatre, however, does agree with the description here.
Correct address is 3162 N Lincoln.
Jazz Age Chicago also shows this as having once been named the Lincoln Hippodrome; however this entry shows what was apparently the post-widening seating of 1530, their entry under Lincoln-Belmont shows the Belmont’s address and their early theatres entry shows it as “Lincoln/Lincoln-Belmont”, so make what you will of that.