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Here’s a photo showing the old L-side marquee: http://schenectadystore.frontex.com/city_scenes_g25-belmont_station_of_chicago_transit_authority.people_leave_and_board_a_subway_car.a_sign_on_the_building_in_the_background_promted_the_vic_theatre_and_nelson_chevrolet._p6148.html
Dates must be wrong, Willow Creek was split into 2 screens in December 1982
It went from the Thunderbird to Century when it split in 1978, and added a third, 900 seat screen (#1) which was itself split in 1983.
Here is a night photo of the marquee in 1950. Here is a day view.
Here is a photo of the theater while serving as the Galaxia Ballroom
Here is a 1955 photo
Here is a 1955 photo of the topiary at the Esquire
Here is a 1950 photo
Here is a 1952 view
Here is a 1949 view
Here is another
Here is a 1949 view (color!)
Here is a 1987 view, with the vertical sign looking very worn
Here is a 1964 view
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jarchie/3553050290/in/set-72157618596556846/ 1964 view
I think it would be possible to exempt four screens or less since they’re at a competitive disadvantage to the larger screens, or exempt second run, or a combination of the two
Opened December 10, 1999, architect Joseph Antunovich/Antunovich Associates, on two floors, 4,665 seats in auditoriums ranging from 120-339 seats. There are three concession stands, one of which has been entirely abandoned. It is in a neo deco style, with glass block in the hallways and classic movie posters from the 80s and 90s. The largest auditorium was dedicated to Walter Payton. It used to have an additional coffee bar in the lobby which has since been removed entirely. It’s starting to look a little worn, with peeling wallpaper.
There are rumblings. http://chicago.racked.com/archives/2011/06/02/whats-playing-at-pipers-alley-this-weekend-nothing-is-a-new-theater-looking-at-the-space.php
There are 48 D-box seats, and an adult D-box ticket costs $21.50. I guess they tilt, rock, and vibrate according to the action on screen. So now instead of the kid behind you kicking your seat, the theatre itself kicks your seat.