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Broan commented about Golf Mill 1-2-3 on Jun 9, 2005 at 8:33 am

From Russell Phillips' Galleries:

Lobby, Early 1980s

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Broan commented about Esquire Theatre on Jun 9, 2005 at 8:22 am

From Russell Phillips' Galleries:

Esquire Ladies Lounge, 1984

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Broan commented about Chicago Theatre on Jun 9, 2005 at 8:11 am

From Russell Phillips' Galleries:

1982 (pre-restoration) photos of:
Foyer w/ Vending Machine
Ladies Lounge
Auditorium Entry and Proscenium
Auditorium

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Broan commented about Chicago Theatre on Jun 9, 2005 at 8:04 am

From Russell Phillips' [url=http://www.photoeye.com/Gallery/forms/index.cfm?image=1&id=185859&imagePosition=1&Door=6&Portfolio=Portfolio1&Gallery=0>Galleries</a>:

1982 (pre-restoration) photos of:
Foyer w/ Vending Machine
Ladies Lounge
Auditorium Entry and Proscenium
Auditorium

Broan
Broan commented about Hinsdale Theater on Jun 9, 2005 at 1:13 am

Here is a 1985 photo of the auditorium, Of the lobby. Does anyone know what became of the organ? I saw it up fr sale on theatreorgans.com once, but I never heard where it sold to.

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Broan commented about Vic Theatre on Jun 8, 2005 at 7:53 am

Yes, that’s absolutely true, and I do that almost every day! It’s sad to see them dwindling. The Howard is condos, the Granada long gone, the Bryn Mawr shuttered, the Uptown too, the Riviera diminished, the Mode gone. You would also have seen the Argmore (a liquor store) and the Julian (gone), perhaps the Co-Ed, the Sheridan, the Deluxe and i’m probably forgetting some.

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Broan commented about Harper Theater on Jun 8, 2005 at 6:27 am

Correction for 2001 photo

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Broan commented about Rolling Meadows Theater on Jun 6, 2005 at 11:35 pm

They were about 3-5 minutes away from each other. But you’re right that they were the only ones around showing art/indie after the theatres inside woodfield closed and before Streets of Woodfield open. They certainly showed plenty of first-run action and the like too. Incidentally the electronic box office sign from Rolling Meadows now leans against an escalator at Streets of Woodfield, partly hidden and doing nothing. Not sure why they salvaged that…

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Broan commented about Crocker Theater on Jun 6, 2005 at 3:41 pm

Also wondering what the facade looks like without the marquee… Was anything under it?

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Broan commented about Crocker Theater on Jun 6, 2005 at 3:41 pm

What does the interior look like? Was it really gutted previously, and if so why?

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Broan commented about Rogers Theatre on Jun 6, 2005 at 3:33 pm

It’s a warehouse for Tile Outlet which is just down the street. Here is a photo of the facade being changed.

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Broan commented about Roseland Theatre on Jun 5, 2005 at 12:12 pm

Here is a photo of the Roseland building. Here is a partial view of the lobby entrance.

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Broan commented about Pickwick Theatre on Jun 3, 2005 at 10:02 pm

The main auditorium is intact; the additional screens are behind the theater. It is much as you remember it, perhaps a bit better, perhaps a bit worse for the wear.

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Broan commented about Biograph Theater on Jun 3, 2005 at 7:05 am

I don’t think it really was about that. It was open right up til Victory Gardens announced their purchase, and they had been investigating it for a long time. And the ownership shuffle probably didn’t help, but that was largely a matter of bankruptcies. Granted, VG has seemingly done very little renovating so far (funding?). It’s good to see it in the hands of someone who will use it rather than tear it down, even if their plan isn’t totally ideal. It should at least look better.

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Broan commented about Terminal Theatre on Jun 2, 2005 at 8:36 am

No, i’m from Des Plaines. I just get around a lot.

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Broan commented about Terminal Theatre on Jun 2, 2005 at 7:08 am

I went to the Terminal I site the other day and 3306 and 3308 are both entrances to the same store which would be in the old theatre space. Therefore the Terminal I and Metro/Metropolitan must be one and the same. It’s now a Korean discount store called “Shoes New York”. There is a good deal of attractive terracotta work remaining, albeit badly damaged. The theatre is faintly visible in the distance of this picture (Is it just me, or do the stores across the street seem to lack interiors?). Incidentally, and rather ironically, the Terminal II was likely torn down to make way for the rebuilt Kimball terminal (1974) for which it was named and from which it likely had drawn much of its business.

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Broan commented about Publick Playhouse on May 30, 2005 at 10:31 am

Looks pretty much the same, except the box office window looks absent. I wonder why they changed the name? Cheverly seems more sensible than “Publick”… it’s certainly not ‘olde tyme’ style in the least.

Broan
Broan commented about Highland Park Theatre on May 29, 2005 at 5:57 pm

Updated photo link: View link

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Broan commented about Arlington Theater on May 29, 2005 at 5:52 pm

the updated link to the 1940s photo is View link

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Broan commented about Tivoli Theatre on May 29, 2005 at 5:43 pm

The updated link to Bryan’s Apr 23, 2004 postcard is View link

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Broan commented about Congress Theater on May 27, 2005 at 8:07 am

Yeah, they’re the same boards that say “Congress Theatre”, actually, it’s embossed through.

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Broan commented about Congress Theater on May 24, 2005 at 9:52 am

My mistake.