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Broan commented about PrivateBank Theatre on Jun 9, 2005 at 7:27 pm

Here is an article on the Shubert project as well as the Chicago theater district at large.

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Broan commented about United Artists Theatre on Jun 9, 2005 at 9:29 am

From Russell Phillips' Galleries:

A stunning auditorium view of the United Artists, 1985. Such a shame, it looks in good shape.

Broan
Broan commented about Paramount Theatre on Jun 9, 2005 at 9:17 am

From Russell Phillips' Galleries:

Paramount Auditorium, 1983

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Broan commented about Parkway Theatre on Jun 9, 2005 at 9:06 am

I seem to recall seeing somewhere that the Parkway closed when Landmark opened the Century Centre, but i’m not certain.

From Russell Phillips' Galleries:

Parkway Lobby, 1985

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Broan commented about Oriental Theatre on Jun 9, 2005 at 9:03 am

From Russell Phillips' Galleries:

ORiental Lobby, Early 1980s

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Broan commented about Nortown Theater on Jun 9, 2005 at 9:01 am

From Russell Phillips' Galleries:

Nortown Candy Counter, 1982
Nortown Upper Lobby, 1984
Nortown Auditorium Entrance, 1984
Nortown Auditorium From Balcony, 1983

Such a pity, the shape it’s in now. Life’s too short, if you e-mail me (see profile) I may be able to show you more recent photos.

Broan
Broan commented about Golf Mill Theatres 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

Broan
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?

Broan
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?