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Broan commented about Loew's Paradise Theatre on Jul 26, 2005 at 2:48 pm

Looking at pre-restoration photos on cinematour, it looks to me like they followed the same sunburst lines. What looks different to you?

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Broan commented about Ramova Theater on Jul 26, 2005 at 6:36 am

Here is an article from this Sunday’s Tribune about a redevelopment plan at the Ramova

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Broan commented about Sheridan Theatre on Jul 22, 2005 at 8:02 pm

Richard-
I hadn’t seen your message. That is an unusal problem. If there are a number of photos, I would suggest first putting them in a .zip compressed file. Then use a service like www.yousendit.com to host the file, and send an e-mail with the link. I would guess it would be a problem with the attachments. Did I send you my Mode photos?

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Broan commented about Embassy Theatre on Jul 17, 2005 at 6:32 am

Are you the organist Jay Warren? If so, welcome! If not, welcome anyway!

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Broan commented about Howard Theatre on Jul 16, 2005 at 7:29 am

Did anyone notice the gallery link on the page Bryan Posted in february? There are some cool historical views, like one from the 60s and an original rendering showing what it would have looked like with its extensive stud lighting, now all removed, working, as well as its original marquee and domes (the two-dome style seems to have been very popular around 1917). Also shows the lobby, which I think is a shoe store now. Not sure if the decoration is still there. Does anyone know what was originally above the lobby? The original plans indicate empty space.

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Broan commented about Nortown Theater on Jul 16, 2005 at 7:19 am

Like I said, I have seen very recent photos of the building, I think that the auditorium is, sadly, too damaged to come back. This is a shame, because it looks like this would otherwise be one of the most unique neighborhood theaters. Also, usually plaster that has been heavily water damaged (as often happens in theatres) literally disintegrates. Even in some of the pre-triplexing photos I posted earlier some water damage is evident, and judging from reports that the basement was flooded, I can’t say chances for survival look good. It’s a crying shame, certainly, but at least some of it lives on.

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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 Avalon Regal Theater 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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Their website was terrible anyway.

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Broan commented about State-Lake Theatre 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 Theatre 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.