Comments from Broan

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Broan commented about Colony Theater on Mar 20, 2013 at 5:01 am

Tinseltoes, I think that must be the Drake theater, I see no other Ascher theaters opening 1925-1926 and the pictured theater has no balcony.

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Broan commented about Randolph Theatre on Mar 8, 2013 at 11:15 pm

Here is a 1926 view featuring the Randolph’s State Street marquee. In 1920, Jones, Linick, and Shaefer bought out a vacant site on state for a new second lobby cutting through to the Randolph.

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Broan commented about Oak Theatre on Feb 27, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Looking at the demolition photos, it looks like the Oak’s interior had already been gutted – bare brick walls and open ceiling beams. Is that right?

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Broan commented about Bryn Mawr Theatre on Feb 27, 2013 at 3:47 am

I was never there, but the sanborn maps indicate no balcony.

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Broan commented about Beverly Theatre on Feb 13, 2013 at 6:51 pm

As noted in earlier comments, Mason Rapp of Rapp & Rapp did remodeling work in the 1950s.

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Broan commented about Princess Theatre on Feb 10, 2013 at 3:35 am

A group waiting to see Houdini

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Broan commented about Irving Theater on Feb 5, 2013 at 10:07 pm

http://calumet412.com/post/42358089763/south-halsted-st-1956-chicago

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Broan commented about Orpheum Theatre on Feb 5, 2013 at 7:29 pm

http://newprairieconstruction.com/orpheum-auditorium-ceiling

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Broan commented about Gage Park Theater on Jan 29, 2013 at 10:30 pm

The Gaelic was on 47th.

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Broan commented about Plaza Theatre on Jan 27, 2013 at 8:16 pm

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Broan commented about Alamo Drafthouse New Mission Cinema on Jan 26, 2013 at 8:05 pm

http://books.google.com/books?id=1qEbAQAAMAAJ&dq=cove%20lighting%20theater&pg=PA1990#v=onepage&q&f=false

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Broan commented about Stratford Theatre on Jan 26, 2013 at 8:04 pm

http://books.google.com/books?id=1qEbAQAAMAAJ&dq=cove%20lighting%20theater&pg=PA1989#v=onepage&q=cove%20lighting%20theater&f=false

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Broan commented about Alhambra Theater on Jan 26, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Contained 100 200-watt lamps and 18 60 watt lamps.

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Broan commented about Coliseum Theater on Jan 26, 2013 at 7:17 pm

An early article with photos

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Broan commented about De Luxe Theatre on Jan 26, 2013 at 6:44 pm

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Broan commented about California Theatre on Jan 26, 2013 at 6:38 pm

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Broan commented about Bow-Tie Bellevue Cinema 4 on Jan 26, 2013 at 6:34 pm

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Broan commented about Village Art Theatre on Jan 26, 2013 at 5:55 pm

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Broan commented about De Luxe Theatre on Jan 26, 2013 at 5:24 pm

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Broan commented about Crawford Theater on Jan 21, 2013 at 1:53 am

There are good areas and bad areas of Garfield Park. This is not a bad area – there’s business and new development. How are you judging danger?

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Broan commented about Palace Theater on Jan 21, 2013 at 1:19 am

J.E.O. Pridmore should be listed as architect. The interior somewhat resembled Pridmore’s Vic Theatre.

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Broan commented about Pickwick Theatre on Jan 14, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Nope

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Broan commented about Hoyburn Theatre on Jan 7, 2013 at 5:43 pm

David Zornig found this photo showing the Hoyburn in the distance

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Broan commented about Lincoln-Belmont Theatre on Dec 29, 2012 at 6:16 am

http://chicagopast.com/post/39056373405