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I went by the CRAIN to day they covered over the wrighting on the floor with this cheep self stick flooring no work on it i think that their is a stop order form the city.
I just hop that their is a nother biz going in their and it wont end up like the Brightion across the street.
Thank you for you time:)
Does any one know if the Los Angeles Theatre has a historical record keeper? Maybe then we will know what the cylinders were used for.
Also if you compare the shot of the urinals from the link above(the black and white picture) to the shot of the urinals ( the one on the offical page) here`s the kicker, thay are not their thay were removed . Thank you for you time :)
Has any one found out what the metal cylinders are and what thay were used for? Thank you for your time.
If if am right this theatre is closer to Michigan Ave then State
18 East Adams is between Wabash Ave and Michigan Ave.
Good news i went past the CRAIN a few days ago and work men are in their and you can get VERY good look all the way to the back of the place you can also see the CRAIN written on the floor near the door.
Another thought that comes to mind is that if their were enuf cars you could get a spot in the right angle that would put you in the right angle to view the left and the right side of the screens in other words 2 for 1 so to speak .
Also, who recalls sitting in the back of a pick up truck on lawn chairs. We some times had a inflatabel air matress that was fun good times. Thank you for you times.
Thank you for that information.
Question: What was the 20,0000th theatre and whare is it at ?
Their is a listing for a “RIO” theatre but it is located in
Chicago Hights Illinois and the listing for the seats is something like 250 or 750?
This CHICAGO THEATRE started out to be called “CAPITOL” it is on the 1st plans of construction but now it is known as the CHICAGO.
I hope that you find what you are loking for and thank you for your time.
I (my self) find that the MEZZANINE in “N” is a good place to sit “N” is in the center of the mezzanine.
The Mezzanine is located below the Balc and a bove the main floor, you can connect to the CHICAGO THEATRE web site from this CT page.
Good luck and have a great time, it is a wonderfull theatre. : )
Still for rent or lease nothing seams to be happing with this place.
Was just at the mall a few days ago this theatre is in a good spot with 2 entrances right off of the food court.
Just an update to this date their is NOT A THING on this spot just a broken down fence and a weed infested lot.
Could thay be some kind of ashtray?
That is what thay look like to me.
TRAINMASTER : The PARADISE demo was to take 6 months it took 2 years on the spot was bult a supermarket the supermarket was taken down and now if i am wright the spot is fenced in and is being used for storage of construct equptment.
As for the MARBRO i think that it is now eather a bank or a fast food place.
Thank You for your time.
What is on the spot now?
All i have to say is GREAT!!!
It is a wonderful theatre it is hard to grasp that it has only 2200 seats it looks like a 4000 or more seat palace.
Great just great.!!!
TRAINMASTER : The CHICAGO THEATRE and the ORIENTIAL THEATRE are still standing thay are centers for preforming arts.
THE ORENTIAL is now call “ORENTIAL THEATRE FORD CENTER FOR THE PREFORMING ARTS” it was a joint efford between the CITY of CHICAGO, a production comp LIVE VENT and the FORD MOTOR COMP. .
It is now opperated by ‘'brodway in chicago’‘ the profiles for the ORENTIAL and the CHICAGO can be seen right here on CT .
For years the ORENTIAL was shuddered but now it it back to the glory.
I was part of the FOH (front of house staff) when it was being brought back.
The CHICAGO now does concerts and special events you can even book it (if i am right) for wedding receptions!
It was on the Connon O`brian show i think last summer.
Some work to the marquee and a new vertical sign (the old one was in bad shape) but on summer nights that area is lit up like Las Vagas , but it is still not the was it used to be something like 5 city blocks nothing but LIGHTS and NEON great times !!!!
Thank you for you time
Their are picture of the NORTOWN at this adress
Thay are in set nummber 17
thank you for your time.
Their is a link to pictures for som of the theatres listed above the link is WWW.MEKONG.NET/RANDOM/THEATRES.HTM
Their are pics of the Grananda and the UA chicago thank you for your time .
TRAINMASTER:My Thanks to to for helping my point :)
In Reguard to my statement above about the “Wrecking ball"
i urge you to view the following theatres here on CT.
The MICHIGAN THEATRE – DETROIT, MICHIGAN
238 Bagley Street By Rapp and Rapp
The UNITED ARTISTS – DETROIT , MICHIGAN
150 Bagley Street By C.HOWARD CRAIN
If you do a map search of the to adresses you will find that thay are down the street from each other.
3.The SOUTHTOWN THEATRE – CHICAGO , ILLINOIS
By RAPP and RAPP
And now thies are the ones that REALY HURT!!
THE ROOSEVELT – CHICAGO , ILLINOIS
By C.HOWARD CRAIN and H.KENNETH FRANZHEIM
THE UNITED ARTISTS – CHICAGO , ILLINOIS
By C.HOWARD CRAIN
THE PARADISE THEATRE – CHICAGO , ILLINOIS
By JOHN EDERSON
THE MARBRO THEATRE – CHICAGO , ILLINOIS
THE GRANADA THEATRE – CHICAGO , ILLINOIS
( The Marbro and the Granada were twin sisters )
All of thies can by view right here on CT i hope that you and evey one will view the pages .
All of thies GRAND PALACES have fallen to the wrecking ball.
I thank you all and i thank TRAINMASTER for the readdiation of my statement.
And i leave you with this quote……………….
“ GREAT ARCHITECTURE HAS ONLY TWO NATURAL ENEMIES :
WATER AND STUPID MEN" ———— Richard Nickel ———
My thanks to trainmaster for answering my quetion about the S.F.FOX and the Detroit FOX i though that thay might be becuse to me the vertical sign that says FOX looked to be the same on them bouth.
Thank You for you time on this question.
Is this FOX THEATRE related to the FOX in DETROIT?
It is HEARTBREAKING when grand palaces fall to the wrecking ball
Thank You for Your Time
It is very sad to see wonderfull theatres like this one end up falling to the wrecking ball. So very sad .
I leave you with this quote….
“ Great architecture has only two natural enemies:
Water and stupid men” – Richard Nickel –
Did you check the NORTOWN page on Cinema Treasures i have seen some pictures on the page if that will help you. :)