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I remember my parents taking me to see movies at the State and Lake, although I do not remember many of them, I do remember at least two or three that I have been to there. I ten years and I remember we went to see the movie Tommy by the Who and the sound was so loud I had to sit in the lobby with my step dad until about the end of the movie when I finally came in and held my ears tightly.
My mother talked with the manager at the Riviera Theatre on the North Side to see if the movie was not loud there. The manager told my mother they had turned down the sound because it was loud when they had first received the movie. So, ended up seeing the movie at the Riviera. But it was the awsome sound system at the State and Lake that made the loud not the movie.
And I think we seen Airport 75 there too, I think I'am not sure. The last time I seen a movie at the State and Lake it was before my step dad pass away, in the summer of 1983 with some friends of my step dad’s and we saw Trading Places with Eddie Murrhy. The State and Lake was showing signs of age then, I remember when I looked down on the floor and the floor had a crack in it behind the seat and you could see right though to the basement and all the scraps of paper that was on the floor in the basement.
I moved to the state of missouri after my step dad past away, but from the news reports I remember of the movie thetre closing.
I live in Elgin, Illinois and I always remember When I was a kid growing up in Chicago and all of the great memories that I have going to all of those great movie houses downtown.
I'am a movie buff myself and I would like to know which movies had played at the State and Lake? It would be nice to also have the same list from 1963 or 1964 which goes up to 1980.
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I live in Elgin with my husband and 12 year old twin sons.
We were at the cascade last month for the first time. We saw Spider Man 2 and White Chicks and it was fun for all of us. We even joyed coming back home at 1:00 a.m. It bought back many memories when I grew up in Chicago and my parents would take me movie hopping downtown.