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chicagomike47 commented about Loop Theater on Sep 17, 2012 at 6:45 pm

you are very correct in everthing you wrote, and i thank you for your input.my fondest memories when i was a young boy was to ride the illinois central to the loop, walking through MASHALL FIELD’S and attending a first run {and many times a world premeire, including I WANT TO LIVE,at the STATE LAKE, and NORTH BY NORTHWEST, at the UNITED ARTISTS,and it’s all gone now!One last thing. if you obtain a dvd of NORTH BY NORTHWEST under SPECIAL FEATURES you can actualy see ALFRED HITCHCOCK in front of the united artists theater signing autographs. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR INPUT!

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chicagomike47 commented about Loop Theater on Sep 17, 2012 at 6:19 am

probably the best example of how to run a theater properly is the grauman’s chineese theater in hollywood. even tho 90% of hollywood blvd. is a slum with mostly seedy stores, this theater is kept up in excellent condition drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors a year not only to view the footprints of the stars in front of it, but they also show first run, first rate films, which also can be said for the EL CAPITAN theater across the street, and the EGYPTIAN theater down the block.

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chicagomike47 commented about Loop Theater on Sep 16, 2012 at 12:20 pm

If that’s the case, did the policy change of showing soft porn, kung-fu, horror features ect. invite that element around those theaters,driving away the general patronage, or did they change because of that element?

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chicagomike47 commented about Loop Theater on Sep 16, 2012 at 5:28 am

a lot of people might disagree, but the success of the film LOLITA, which was an excellent film, but had sexual content led the theater and other first rate movie palaces to start showing low budget sexual films, and eventually led to the downfall of the theater palaces of downtown chicago!

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chicagomike47 commented about State-Lake Theater on Sep 10, 2012 at 7:11 am

i saw the world premeire of ‘I WANT TO LIVE’ there nov 11th 1958. it starred SUSAN HAYWARD, and she won an oscar for her role! in the true story of barbara graham,

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chicagomike47 commented about McVickers Theater on Sep 10, 2012 at 6:57 am

i remember the MCVICKERS showing mainly ‘reserved seat only’ movies in the late 50’s and early 60’s including THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, WEST SIDE STORY, 55 DAYS AT PEKING ect.

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chicagomike47 commented about Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre on Sep 10, 2012 at 5:19 am

i saw the world premeire of ‘PARIS HOLIDAY’ in 1958 and saw BOB HOPE IN PERSON at the oriental theater

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chicagomike47 commented about United Artists Theatre on Sep 10, 2012 at 5:10 am

i saw the world premeire of NORTH BY NORTHWEST there, and got alfred hitchcocks’s autograph

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chicagomike47 commented about Garrick Theatre on Sep 4, 2012 at 3:09 am

i saw the premeire of the GENE KRUPA STORY there and got sal mineo’s autograph

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chicagomike47 commented about United Artists Theatre exterior (Closed) on Sep 4, 2012 at 3:00 am

i saw the world premeire of NORTH BY NORTHWEST there and got alfred hitchcocks’s autograph

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chicagomike47 commented about Jackson Park Theatre on Aug 1, 2012 at 9:49 pm

i saw king creole there 16 times in one week and bought karmelkorn next store