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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.
Should be listed as demolished as the current building is clearly different
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.
Slated to close: http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180604/24-hour-spa-pitched-for-amc-theater-site-in-vernon-hills
The original is still there, it’s the additions being removed.
The redevelopment proposal is dead. https://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment/northlight-theatres-plans-for-evanston-location-have-been-shelved/
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.
Sanborn map added. Looks like an entirely different building to me.
I remember seeing construction pictures where those tops of the exit arches were all that was left.
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.
Never on a regular basis. But last I checked, cinema treasures accepted submissions of such theaters anyway.
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.
Woodfield, South Barrington, Cantera have
New article here
Now 5 screens. http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/news/ct-prh-pickwick-new-theater-tl-0831-20170825-story.html
Jonrev, can you please post some of your great pics here?
This is the De Luxe in Uptown. You failed to read the caption.
If you had linked the page you got this from, you would see this is the auditorium of the Deluxe theater.
If you had linked the page you got this from, you would see this is the foyer of the Deluxe theater.
Margaret Illington was a popular stage actress who took her odd stage name from her hometown of Bloomington, Illinois.