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DavidZornig commented about Studebaker Theater & Playhouse Theater on Nov 25, 2015 at 9:30 pm

1915 photo added courtesy of Jori Sobery Curry.

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DavidZornig commented about Palace Theatre on Nov 25, 2015 at 8:51 pm

Current article about expansion plans. Requires an e-mail sign-in to access.

http://newyorkyimby.com/2015/11/palace-theater-to-be-lifted-29-feet-for-expanded-facilities-and-retail.html

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DavidZornig commented about Fonda Theatre on Nov 24, 2015 at 7:33 pm

Jeff Lynne’s ELO, 11/23/15 photo added, photo credit Matthew Schulz.

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DavidZornig commented about Pantages Theater on Nov 24, 2015 at 7:24 pm

1987-88 photo added © James Orndorf.

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DavidZornig commented about Skyway Theatre on Nov 24, 2015 at 7:16 pm

1987 photo added © James Orndorf.

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DavidZornig commented about State Theatre on Nov 24, 2015 at 7:14 pm

1942 & 1970 photos added.

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DavidZornig commented about Winter 1989 photo © James Orndorf. on Nov 24, 2015 at 7:13 pm

The WORLD Theater letters were removed in the middle of the night by Tom H. and brought to First Ave., they were used in a downtown holiday decorating contest, which the Ave. lost to Glam Slam (I think).

They eventually disappeared from the Ave. when the storage room was gutted for the bar behind the ladies restroom.

Ⓒ James Orndorf

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DavidZornig commented about Varsity Theater on Nov 24, 2015 at 7:05 pm

1976 photo added courtesy of the Old Minneapolis Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about World Theatre on Nov 24, 2015 at 6:59 pm

Photo added to Photos Section. Photo credit and below copy Ⓒ James Orndorf.

The WORLD Theater letters were removed in the middle of the night by Tom H. and brought to First Ave., they were used in a downtown holiday decorating contest, which the Ave. lost to Glam Slam (I think).

They eventually disappeared from the Ave. when the storage room was gutted for the bar behind the ladies restroom.

Ⓒ James Orndorf

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DavidZornig commented about Orpheum Theatre on Nov 24, 2015 at 6:52 pm

1954 photo added. Photo credit Gary Schwartz, taken by his father.

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DavidZornig commented about Windsor Theatre on Nov 24, 2015 at 3:18 pm

January 8, 1938 marquee photo in an Adler Sign print ad added, courtesy of Frank Dutton.

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DavidZornig commented about Paramount Theatre on Nov 23, 2015 at 11:22 pm

1934 photo added courtesy of the IM STILL SO NYC Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Cine Lido on Nov 23, 2015 at 11:20 pm

Late `30’s photo added courtesy of the IM STILL SO NYC Facebook page. Larger marquee than the previous 1930’s photo.

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DavidZornig commented about St. Marks Cinema on Nov 23, 2015 at 10:56 pm

1963 photo added. Peter Falk in a scene from TV’s “Naked City” Photo courtesy of Bob Greenhouse. St. Marks marquee in the background.

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DavidZornig commented about Camden Drive-In on Nov 23, 2015 at 10:30 pm

Legible version added of the 1933 print ad in the Drive-Ins.com website. Via the Quality Retro Oldies 1900s-1970s Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Chippewa Drive-In on Nov 23, 2015 at 10:20 pm

1950’s aerial photo added, photo credit Photoseeum. Via the Quality Retro Oldies 1900s-1970s Fcaebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Gilmore Drive-In on Nov 23, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Aerial photo added courtesy of Doug Simmons.

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DavidZornig commented about Monogram Theatre on Nov 23, 2015 at 1:05 pm

Below book link claims there were two Monogram Theaters. The first Old Monogram which opened about 1910 at 3026-3028 South State Street. Then the New Monogram that opened in November 1913, in the old Merit Theater building at 3453 South State Street. Much more about both Monogram’s below.

https://books.google.com/books?id=_E9fx8f0uCcC&pg=PA62&lpg=PA62&dq=Monogram+Theatre+chicago+address&source=bl&ots=7a_IVNKLOp&sig=lc9Hih6kXfLGAbBWtoyndA3nm3I&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi3mObljqfJAhUBNj4KHSs1BM4Q6AEIRTAJ#v=onepage&q=Monogram%20Theatre%20chicago%20address&f=false

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DavidZornig commented about Esquire Theater on Nov 23, 2015 at 12:48 pm

Full history in below link. Grand opening as the Ewing was 12/25/39. Originally built as a firehouse circa 1890’s.

http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/ewing-esquire-forgotten-downtown-movie-theater/article_65311739-676a-50c1-85f2-1f4b02f4ea3b.html

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DavidZornig commented about Rivoli Theatre on Nov 23, 2015 at 12:35 pm

1925 photo added courtesy of the Quality Retro Oldies 1900s-1970s. Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Eastown Theatre on Nov 19, 2015 at 9:14 pm

Demolition to begin today.

http://motorcitymuckraker.com/2015/11/19/city-of-detroit-to-demolish-once-venerable-eastown-theatre-as-early-as-today/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork

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DavidZornig commented about Granada Theater on Nov 19, 2015 at 10:14 am

11-19-75 photo added. Photo and copy courtesy of Tim O'Neill.

40 years ago tonight, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST had its world premiere at the Granada Theatre; presented by the Chicago International Film Festival. I wasn’t there but I heard the house was rocking. A packed auditorium in a giant 3400-seat North Side movie palace, Irv Kupcinet appeared on stage and introduced Jack Nicholson to the audience. Milos Forman was there as well. The audience loved the movie. This movie would go on to box-office success and 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture of 1975. It is a 1970s classic. I wish I was at the Granada Theatre on that historic night. It must have been epic.

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DavidZornig commented about Loew's State Theatre on Nov 16, 2015 at 8:55 pm

Art Carney 1954 photo added courtesy of Edward Eckert. Martin & Lewis film “3 Ring Circus” on the Loew’s marquee.

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DavidZornig commented about Palace Theatre on Nov 16, 2015 at 4:20 pm

1920’s photo added courtesy of the What Was There website. Fade from then to Now on website below.

http://www.whatwasthere.com/browse.aspx#!/ll/40.759449,-73.985184/id/19195/info/sv/zoom/14/

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DavidZornig commented about Esquire Theatre on Nov 16, 2015 at 10:16 am

Circa 1937 aerial photo added showing construction of the Esquire Theatre, courtesy of Javier Quevedo.