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Trolleyguy commented about Church wants to buy Chicago's Portage Theater on Mar 22, 2012 at 7:54 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 4:27 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 10:02 am

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 7:42 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 9:42 am

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 8:37 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 7:13 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 8:54 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 3:24 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 3:22 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 4:48 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 8:55 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 10:15 am

Spam above.

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Trolleyguy commented about Maywood Outdoor Theatre on Jan 19, 2012 at 5:12 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 8:08 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 3:09 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 2:46 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 2:38 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 7:46 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 9:35 am

Back row, for the same reason as Flix70.

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Trolleyguy commented about Valley Cinema on Dec 7, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Now open according to the website.

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Trolleyguy commented about Parma Theatre on Nov 30, 2011 at 7:52 pm

According to the showtimes listed on their website, it appears that this theater is only open on weekends.

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Trolleyguy commented about Lamar Theater on Nov 29, 2011 at 8:11 pm

I wandered onto the rubble when the Lamar was being torn down. One thing I found was an empty 16mm film can for an Indian film. Interestingly enough, obviously the scenery hoisting equipment from live theater days was still in place in the old fly loft, so I was able to pick up 2 pulley wheels for my collection.

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Trolleyguy commented about Downtown Cinema on Nov 29, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Theater website refers to it as “Downtown Cinema>”

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Trolleyguy commented about Louvee Theatre on Nov 25, 2011 at 9:10 am

Status should be closed.