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Trolleyguy commented about Wal-Mart threatening Cottage View Drive-In on Apr 10, 2012 at 8:05 pm

As long as people continue to support Wally World by shopping there, there’s not much anyone can do about its increasing presence.

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Trolleyguy commented about Park Theatre on Apr 2, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Actually, West Town streetcars crossed Austin Boulevard at Lake Street on March 30, 1947, using temporary rails. This was due to the abandonment of West Town streetcar service and the only way the cars could reach the Suburban carbarn in North Riverside was over the tracks of the Chicago Transit Authority’s carlines.

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Trolleyguy commented about El Capitan Theatre on Mar 31, 2012 at 2:49 pm

The exterior of this theater is featured in the 2011 “Muppets” movie.

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Trolleyguy commented about Nonprofit calls for volunteers, ramps up efforts to restore historic Ritz Theatre on Mar 29, 2012 at 9:59 am

I agree completely. Sometimes I have to dig to find out where the theater is located in these stories.

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Trolleyguy commented about Church wants to buy Chicago's Portage Theater on Mar 22, 2012 at 10:54 am

Not only will it remove a cultural icon, it will also take the property off the tax rolls. Not a good thing for a city needing all the revenue it can get.

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Trolleyguy commented about Saunders Theater on Mar 14, 2012 at 7:27 pm

The Google view has it right. It’s the tall building in the center.

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Trolleyguy commented about El Monte Theatre on Mar 11, 2012 at 1:02 pm

The CBS show “48 Hours Mystery” had a shot of the theater marquee in a recent show.

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Trolleyguy commented about Portage Theater on Mar 10, 2012 at 10:42 am

A church might preserve the building somewhat, but it also removes the property from the tax rolls. Not a smart idea for a city that needs all the revenue it can get.

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Trolleyguy commented about AMC Star Johnson Creek 12 on Mar 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm

This theater is now part of the AMC chain. Its official name is the AMC Star Johnson Creek 12.

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Trolleyguy commented about Abby Theatre on Mar 4, 2012 at 11:37 pm

Lamentably, one of the injured fire fighters has died as a result of the blaze.

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Trolleyguy commented about Modjeska Theatre on Mar 3, 2012 at 10:13 pm

The theater is closed. Some friends of mine had been doing volunteer work last year on the electrical systems but finally gave up because of lack of financial support.

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Trolleyguy commented about White Front Theatre on Feb 26, 2012 at 11:54 am

My guess as to location would be the building next door at 1253, the Foot Locker store. The style of building and size conforms more closely to the era of this theater.

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Trolleyguy commented about Times Cinema on Feb 23, 2012 at 6:24 pm

The other theater in this group, the Towne in Watertown, WI, has been dropped from the website and the phone has been disconnected.

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Trolleyguy commented about Towne Cinema on Feb 23, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Theater seems to be closed. Dropped from website and phone disconnected.

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Trolleyguy commented about Farmington Civic Theatre on Feb 20, 2012 at 7:48 pm

The blade marquee was recently shown on an episode of the TV show “Snapped.”

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Trolleyguy commented about Suburban World for sale on Feb 19, 2012 at 11:55 am

The website lists events and dates from last year. The phone number is disconnected. Seems like it’s closed.

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Trolleyguy commented about Strand Theatre gets $150K grant on Jan 28, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Spam above.

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Trolleyguy commented about Maywood Outdoor Theatre on Jan 19, 2012 at 8:12 pm

It was earlier, because I first started going there in the early 50’s when I was in high school.

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Trolleyguy commented about Westlake Theatre on Dec 31, 2011 at 11:08 am

The rooftop scaffold sign was prominently featured in a recent episode of “America’s Most Wanted.”

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Trolleyguy commented about Birmingham 8 on Dec 24, 2011 at 6:09 pm

This theater was prominently featured on an episode of “House Hunters” on the HGTV network.

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Trolleyguy commented about Morton Grove Theatre on Dec 24, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Drove by yesterday and saw that the facility is now a fitness center. This seems to be the fate of a lot of these older multiplexes, just like what happened to the nearby Golf Mill 1-2-3.

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Trolleyguy commented about Moviemax Cinemas on Dec 24, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Most assuredly open. I had lunch at the Filipino restaurant next door to the theater yesterday. A steady stream of customers were seen going to the Bollywood matinees.

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Trolleyguy commented about Picture Show at Bloomingdale Court on Dec 17, 2011 at 10:46 am

This theater is now showing films in 3D, which is remarkable for a second-run venue.

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Trolleyguy commented about Sittin' in the front row on Dec 11, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Back row, for the same reason as Flix70.

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Trolleyguy commented about Valley Cinema on Dec 7, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Now open according to the website.