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Broan commented about Colonial Theatre on Sep 26, 2017 at 3:29 pm

Never on a regular basis. But last I checked, cinema treasures accepted submissions of such theaters anyway.

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Broan commented about Mode Theatre on Sep 25, 2017 at 2:48 pm

No Man’s Land was the unincorporated area between Wilmette and Kenilworth along Sheridan Road, nowhere near Lakeview. The Teatro was the Teatro del Lago, not the Mode.

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Broan commented about AMC Loews Norridge 10 on Sep 7, 2017 at 12:14 pm

Woodfield, South Barrington, Cantera have

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Broan commented about AMC Loews Norridge 10 on Sep 7, 2017 at 12:08 pm

New article here

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Broan commented about Pickwick Theatre on Aug 27, 2017 at 12:48 pm

Now 5 screens. http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/news/ct-prh-pickwick-new-theater-tl-0831-20170825-story.html

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Broan commented about Deerbrook Cinema on May 10, 2017 at 9:36 am

Jonrev, can you please post some of your great pics here?

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Broan commented about Coronet Theatre on Apr 15, 2017 at 12:39 pm

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mss2400/33923347596/in/pool-464579@N20

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Broan commented about Granada Theater on Apr 15, 2017 at 12:38 pm

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mss2400/33923347596/in/pool-464579@N20

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Broan commented about Commodore Theatre on Apr 15, 2017 at 12:37 pm

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mss2400/33834456621/in/pool-464579@N20

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Broan commented about Alba Theatre on Feb 28, 2017 at 5:13 pm

This is the De Luxe in Uptown. You failed to read the caption.

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Broan commented about Alba Theatre on Feb 28, 2017 at 5:09 pm

http://archive.org/stream/motionpicturenew141unse#page/502/mode/1up

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Broan commented about Beach Theatre on Feb 28, 2017 at 5:07 pm

If you had linked the page you got this from, you would see this is the auditorium of the Deluxe theater.

http://archive.org/stream/motionpicturenew141unse#page/502/mode/2up

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Broan commented about Beach Theatre on Feb 28, 2017 at 5:06 pm

If you had linked the page you got this from, you would see this is the foyer of the Deluxe theater.

http://archive.org/stream/motionpicturenew141unse#page/502/mode/2up

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Broan commented about Gem Theatre, Chicago, by NIght, 1909 on Feb 28, 2017 at 4:56 pm

http://archive.org/stream/nickelodeon12elec#page/84/mode/2up

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Broan commented about Illington Theatre on Feb 28, 2017 at 4:26 pm

Margaret Illington was a popular stage actress who took her odd stage name from her hometown of Bloomington, Illinois.

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Broan commented about Woodlawn Theatre on Feb 28, 2017 at 7:30 am

http://archive.org/stream/motionpicturenew00moti_1#page/n479/mode/1up

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Broan commented about Rex Theatre on Feb 28, 2017 at 7:11 am

November 29, 1919 Motion Picture News

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Broan commented about West Theatre on Feb 28, 2017 at 7:09 am

This theater was initially built for Edward Kounovsky at a cost of $91,000. Before opening, it was to be known as the Fairfield. Kounovsky had built the nearby Douglas in 1910.

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Broan commented about Douglas Theater on Feb 28, 2017 at 7:08 am

The Douglas was built in 1910 by Edward Kounovsky, who later opened the nearby Parkway. It was sold to Brunhild & Young in 1923.

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Broan commented about Drake Theater on Feb 26, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Motion Picture News, July 11, 1911

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Broan commented about Drake Theater on Feb 26, 2017 at 3:45 pm

The mansard front has been removed, and there is a sign in the window saying “Coming Soon: Community Center and Theater”

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Broan commented about AMC South Barrington 24 on Feb 26, 2017 at 9:40 am

They’ve gone to recliners now and cut down to 24 screens. Many of the auditoriums only seat 30 now.

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Broan commented about Village Art Theatre on Feb 16, 2017 at 6:54 am

On 8/4/16 Variety reported that the Germania had opened July 29, 1916, calling the house “one of the prettiest in Chicago”.

On 9/21/17 the Chicago Tribune reported that Lubliner & Trinz were negotiating to lease the theater, this must have fallen through.

It was renamed by May, 1918 due to WWI anti-German sentiment.

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Broan commented about Jackson Park Theatre on Feb 15, 2017 at 9:35 am

Erected by Edward I. Bloom. Initially booked by Ascher Bros. The Jackson Park gained a reputation for music starting in 1918, when Leo B. Salkin replaced W.P. Clement as manager (Clement went on to build the Stratford). (Moving Picture World, April 17, 1920). Starting in 1922, Salkin also managed the Kenwood. Renovated in 1936 (pictured above). Bloom would later build the Shore theater.

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Broan commented about Stony Theater on Feb 15, 2017 at 7:59 am

Mortgage bonds were listed for sale in the August 15, 1915 Tribune. This had opened by Jan 30, 1916. This is listed as a Lubliner & Trinz theatre in the May 27, 1916 issue of Motography, their fourth after the Vitagraph, Biograph, and Paramount. By the next year, L&T had dropped it. It had probably been put out of business by the Jackson Park Theatre. October 2, 1920’s Motion Picture News noted that it had been a dance hall for some time, but was being reopened as a theater by manager L.B. Salkin of the nearby Jackson Park Theatre – it’s unclear if it did. It was reported sold in the Feb 28, 1923 Tribune, and noted as “vacant some time”, with the plan to remodel into shops. August 22, 1925’s Moving Picture World reported that the theater had been sold the previous week and was to open the next month, as a dance hall, Tangerine Grove. Subsequently it became the South Shore Athletic Club and possibly the previously mentioned mini-golf. January 19, 1932’s Tribune reported that three former stores, remodeled some time ago from the theater, were to be converted into the “Park-N-Stop Food Market”, followed by the previously mentioned Hollywood Bowl. It had reopened by September, 1950.

It appears that the blocks that the Stony and Jackson Park sat on were demolished to make way for the extension of Cornell Drive, widening Stony Island to 8 lanes between 67th & 69th.