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Broan commented about Glen Art Theatre on Jun 24, 2018 at 3:26 pm

There was a previous Glen theater in Glen Ellyn. It opened in 1914 at 481 Main Street, designed by George Awsumb for T. Stuart Smith. It was operated by Sam Bowden. In 1923 Polka Brothers took over the lease, intending to demolish it and build a new 1000 seat theatre. However, voters shut down Sunday movies, which killed these plans, but they proceeded without Polka Brothers. Later, a theater was proposed for Main & Duane streets, but went unbuilt, as did a proposed theater in conjunction with a Masonic Lodge. The Glen opened February, 1927.

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Broan commented about Crown Theatre on Jun 21, 2018 at 6:26 am

Should be listed as demolished as the current building is clearly different

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Broan commented about Crown Theatre on Jun 21, 2018 at 6:23 am

If so, I think the 1934 image in the photos section is probably the Chicago Crown, as it has similarities to Emerson’s design for the Vic.

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Broan commented about AMC Showplace Vernon Hills 8 on Jun 6, 2018 at 4:18 am

Slated to close: http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180604/24-hour-spa-pitched-for-amc-theater-site-in-vernon-hills

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Broan commented about AMC Norridge 6 on Jun 3, 2018 at 9:00 am

The original is still there, it’s the additions being removed.

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Broan commented about Varsity Theater on Mar 2, 2018 at 1:58 pm

The redevelopment proposal is dead. https://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment/northlight-theatres-plans-for-evanston-location-have-been-shelved/

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Broan commented about Favorite Theatre on Jan 1, 2018 at 2:27 pm

That’s weird, I put that it was a 1913 map but that information seems to be lost. I’d think for structural reasons it would be unlikely to convert a single-story retail building to a three-story retail & apartments. Light wells, stairs, basement, and all. I think it’s possible that the party wall and maybe the shell of the back part of the building were reused, but I doubt any significant amount of it was retained. Interesting, though.

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Broan commented about Favorite Theatre on Jan 1, 2018 at 7:26 am

Sanborn map added. Looks like an entirely different building to me.

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Broan commented about Belpark Theatre on Dec 4, 2017 at 5:25 am

I remember seeing construction pictures where those tops of the exit arches were all that was left.

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Broan commented about Central Park Theatre on Oct 19, 2017 at 7:41 am

Contrary to the popular narrative, the Central Park did not open with air conditioning and was not the first in Chicago with air conditioning. Its sister, the Riviera, announced its “freezing plant” June 12, 1919. The Central Park’s was announced June 21, 1919. Ad is posted in Photos section.

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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 Norridge 6 on Sep 7, 2017 at 12:14 pm

Woodfield, South Barrington, Cantera have

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Broan commented about AMC Norridge 6 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.