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DavidZornig commented about Ramova Theater on Aug 18, 2014 at 11:35 am

FYI. A candidate for 11th Ward Alderman is making her announcement tonight in front of the Ramova Theater.

http://sullivan11thward.com/event/maureen-sullivan-declares-candidacy/

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DavidZornig commented about Y & W Drive-In on Aug 18, 2014 at 3:39 am

Here is an article on a current exhibit on the Y&W. Copy and paste the link, or search “nwi.com Y&W drive-in”.

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/merrillville/drive-in-nostalgia-at-the-merrillville-history-musuem/article_289cc7ca-f1b6-5269-b0c2-ab8df9ad1995.html

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DavidZornig commented about Variety Playhouse on Aug 17, 2014 at 8:37 am

Just added a screen shot from “Driving Miss Daisy”. The Variety Playhouse in the background. The 7 Stages Theatre is mocked up as the Rialto.

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DavidZornig commented about 7 Stages Theatre on Aug 17, 2014 at 8:33 am

Just added a screen shot from “Driving Miss Daisy” with the 7 Stages mocked up as the Rialto. The Variety Playhouse is just beyond it.

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DavidZornig commented about Tivoli Theater on Aug 16, 2014 at 6:22 pm

Fire at Stivers Lincoln-Mercury 1956 (University City Public Library photo)just added. Via the Vintage St. Louis Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about 1981 photo credit Mike Tuggle. on Aug 13, 2014 at 7:06 am

Mike Tuggle said taken with a Pentax SLR with a 500mm telephoto lens.

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DavidZornig commented about Walbrook Theater on Aug 12, 2014 at 9:07 am

Circa 1950 photo added.

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DavidZornig commented about Ames Theater on Aug 10, 2014 at 8:46 pm

The links for the before and after renovation photos are all dead. But I added a photo that appears to be before. The horizontal sign above the box office and marquee overhang appear to be the same.

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DavidZornig commented about 8/29/68 photo courtesy of Planet Hammond Facebook page. on Aug 9, 2014 at 8:31 pm

Duplicate, Admins. please remove.

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DavidZornig commented about Portage Theater on Aug 3, 2014 at 1:35 pm

Wow. I’m pretty dialed into the classic car community, and I hadn’t even heard of this. Must have been piss poor promotion in advance. My buddy has the replica Graffiti Deuce Coupe. He could have been hired to park out front. Even Candy still does personal appearances with enough notice. (Music Box would have probably had both.) The big Eli’s show was out on Forest Preserve Drive today too. So they were never gonna siphon off that crowd. Sounds like they just didn’t know what they were doing. Thanks for the heads up.

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DavidZornig commented about Varsity Theater on Jul 28, 2014 at 3:47 pm

You would have to copy and paste it into your browser, starting from the end of the link so my sentence above it doesn’t highlight. Or just scroll back to 08/06/07 in the comments, and click on the link HowardBHass posted originally that says Behind The Gap.

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DavidZornig commented about Varsity Theater on Jul 18, 2014 at 6:49 pm

This link was posted back in 2007. It has photo’s of the dormant balcony area.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/secretagentmartens/sets/72157594487763344/

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DavidZornig commented about Circa 1927 photo courtesy of Dawn Irby Kovacich. on Jul 4, 2014 at 10:23 pm

Correction, 1930’s.

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DavidZornig commented about Holiday Drive-In on Jun 25, 2014 at 8:44 pm

Just added a number of newspaper clippings, some with photos courtesy of Karen Eifler via the “I was in Boulder, CO in the 70’s” Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Flatirons Theatre on Jun 25, 2014 at 8:19 pm

1986 marquee photo added.

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DavidZornig commented about Tudor Theatre on Jun 18, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Just added a 1917 photo.

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DavidZornig commented about Happy Hour Theatre on Jun 18, 2014 at 2:17 pm

Just added a 1938 photo. The “Ain’t There (dere) No More – New Orleans” FB page I got it from, had comments that said that author Anne Rice bought it in the `90’s. With intentions of making it into a dinner theatre. It apparently is an Oriental Rug store today. She also supposedly bought a church at Prytania & 3rd Street, which she also sold.

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DavidZornig commented about Cinema Theatre on Jun 18, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Just added a circa 1941/`42 photo.

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DavidZornig commented about St. Charles Theatre on Jun 18, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Just added a 1864 photo.

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DavidZornig commented about Palace Theatre on Jun 18, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Just added a 1939 photo.

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DavidZornig commented about Theatre Comique on Jun 8, 2014 at 10:16 am

Found and added a crisper copy of the 1910 photo courtesy of Art Barcenas via the Retrun to Old Delray, Old Detroit Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Photo credit Mike Stillman. on Jun 4, 2014 at 8:23 pm

Via Mike Stillman.

I think the wooden structure that supported the proscenium arch is still visible, against the back wall of the former theatre.

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DavidZornig commented about Photo credit Mike Stillman. on Jun 4, 2014 at 8:19 pm

Back of stage house from Broadway.

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DavidZornig commented about Belpark Theatre on Jun 4, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Drove by today and saw the red & white Public Notice on the door. Then saw a post on the Chicago Theatre Preservation Alliance Facebook page, that included the below link. The BelPark will be the new home of Chicago Tabernacle. The same folks who originally wanted the Portage Theatre. So good news all around, with both now being saved.

http://vimeo.com/76842540

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DavidZornig commented about Broadway Theatre on Jun 4, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Thanks to Mike Stillman for finding out that it became Furth Chapel in 1959, and closed for good in 2002 as Piser-Weinstein Menorah Chapel. It remained vacant since then. I was unable to get back to get auditorium photos.