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1915 photo added courtesy of Jori Sobery Curry.
Current article about expansion plans.
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Jeff Lynne’s ELO, 11/23/15 photo added, photo credit Matthew Schulz.
1987-88 photo added © James Orndorf.
1987 photo added © James Orndorf.
1942 & 1970 photos added.
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
1976 photo added courtesy of the Old Minneapolis Facebook page.
Photo added to Photos Section.
Photo credit and below copy Ⓒ James Orndorf.
1954 photo added. Photo credit Gary Schwartz, taken by his father.
January 8, 1938 marquee photo in an Adler Sign print ad added, courtesy of Frank Dutton.
1934 photo added courtesy of the IM STILL SO NYC Facebook page.
Late `30’s photo added courtesy of the IM STILL SO NYC Facebook page.
Larger marquee than the previous 1930’s photo.
1963 photo added. Peter Falk in a scene from TV’s “Naked City” Photo courtesy of Bob Greenhouse.
St. Marks marquee in the background.
Legible version added of the 1933 print ad in the Drive-Ins.com website.
Via the Quality Retro Oldies 1900s-1970s Facebook page.
1950’s aerial photo added, photo credit Photoseeum.
Via the Quality Retro Oldies 1900s-1970s Fcaebook page.
Aerial photo added courtesy of Doug Simmons.
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.
Full history in below link.
Grand opening as the Ewing was 12/25/39.
Originally built as a firehouse circa 1890’s.
1925 photo added courtesy of the Quality Retro Oldies 1900s-1970s. Facebook page.
Demolition to begin today.
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.
Art Carney 1954 photo added courtesy of Edward Eckert.
Martin & Lewis film “3 Ring Circus” on the Loew’s marquee.
1920’s photo added courtesy of the What Was There website.
Fade from then to Now on website below.
Circa 1937 aerial photo added showing construction of the Esquire Theatre, courtesy of Javier Quevedo.