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Another image in the lobby by the manned elevator.
I have an image from the 1980’s out front here
And a recent image made vintage
Many great images here:
When I visited the theater in the late ‘80’s the owner said that this used to be a vaudville theater before becoming a 100% movie theater. I have some images behind the screen I’ll try to find. There were crowsnests and a full wooden stage back there.
This was converted to the South Chicago Mall in the 60’s.
Then that mall was torn down around 1997 and you could see the old screen inside.
Jim Klekowski owner of http://www.ellisavenue.com has a book on the area and I’m sure some shots, he was pretty adament about the tear down.
It should be available?
I turned it off at one point but it seems to be working from the above links.
My painting based on my images posted by Lost Memory and Chuck 1231
I have more images from behind the screen and in the projection booth, I’ll have to find and scan them.
Here is my painting inside the Dolton Theater projection booth.