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CharlesR commented about Joy Theatre on Jul 9, 2010 at 12:00 am

The above is almost certainly this Joy Theatre. Compare it with the photo linked to on the page of the other Joy Theatre, which is of the Roosevelt Road cinema.

CharlesR commented about Rockne Theatre on Jul 6, 2010 at 4:04 pm

The 1920-21 Film Daily Yearbook lists an Ambassador theatre in Chicago. Is it possible that this theatre was built earlier than 1924 or is this a different theatre? (No other information listed.)

CharlesR commented about Boston Theatre on Jul 2, 2010 at 1:26 pm

A 1920 advertisement shows an address of 25 N. Clark for a Boston Theatre. Same place? (Showing William S. Hart in The Toll Gate – “Here He Is – at Last!”)

CharlesR commented about Victory Theater on Jul 1, 2010 at 11:34 am

This theatre is listed as the Pix in the 1950 phone book.

CharlesR commented about Park Manor Theatre on Jul 1, 2010 at 11:28 am

Has this theatre actually been demolished? I’m only going by Google maps, but there’s a theatre-looking building at this address.

CharlesR commented about Shakespeare Theatre on Jun 27, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Is it certain that this theatre was torn down? Looking at Google maps, there is a building at pretty much this address that looks suspiciously like a theatre.

CharlesR commented about Metro Theatre on Jun 26, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Oddly, one can still see the building on Google maps street view. Neat!

CharlesR commented about Bank of America Theatre on Jun 24, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Does anyone know during what periods this theatre showed movies? The description above is not clear.

CharlesR commented about Music Box Theatre on May 17, 2010 at 9:41 pm

Hello, gentle readers.
I am a graduate student writing a recent (since 1970) history of the Music Box Theatre. I am looking for people who have firsthand experience attending or working at the Music Box prior to 1983. Maybe this is a longshot, but if anyone is or knows a possible source, please contact me here or at Any help or leads would be greatly appreciated.