Comments from Bruce C.

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Bruce C. commented about Varsity Theater on Apr 25, 2018 at 2:01 pm

Here’s a link to a Landmarks Illinois 2018 Most Endangered Historic Places report.

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Bruce C. commented about Big Cinemas Manhattan on Sep 9, 2017 at 12:44 pm

The old theater is now the Tracy Anderson Group Classes Cafe. A photo taken on August 14, 2017 has been added.

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Bruce C. commented about West Twin Cinemas on Sep 8, 2017 at 3:08 pm

The West Cinema building has a new owner. The Register Mail article dated April 14, 2017 is here.

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Bruce C. commented about Cozy Theater on Sep 7, 2017 at 1:42 pm

The vertical sign and marquee have been removed from the old Cozy Theater. This must have happened fairly recently. If you didn’t know this building was a theater in its previous life, you would never guess it now. Google still shows the building as it previously looked… at least for now.

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Bruce C. commented about Coliseum Theatre on Sep 3, 2015 at 10:23 am

The address for the old Coliseum Theatre (now IGA) is 322 W. Front Street, Annawan, Illinois. 516 W. Front Street is a residential area.

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Bruce C. commented about Crown Theater on Aug 26, 2015 at 4:25 pm

This theater is now closed (see my photos taken earlier this month).

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Bruce C. commented about LaSalle Drive-In on Aug 3, 2015 at 4:09 pm

Sadly, the screen and all signs of the old drive-in are gone.

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Bruce C. commented about B Theatre on Jul 9, 2015 at 9:05 am

The Grand Opening of The B Theatre was Saturday, April 8, 1911. See the photos for opening night advertisements.

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Bruce C. commented about Clearview's First & 62nd on Jul 6, 2015 at 6:11 pm

As of the end of June 2015, the building is still standing. It is currently being used by Manhattan Mini Storage.

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Bruce C. commented about Elm Theater on Feb 8, 2015 at 10:42 am

Just posted several photos of the Elm Theater auditorium demolition from Saturday, February 7. rso1000 has also posted some new photos from the last few days.

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Bruce C. commented about Majestic Theatre on Oct 25, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Currently, the building appears to be vacant.

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Bruce C. commented about Bijou Theatre on Oct 25, 2014 at 12:22 pm

The building is now occupied by the Law Office of David E. Robinson, Sr.

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Bruce C. commented about Times Theatre on Oct 25, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Krush Nutrition is now in the lobby of the theater. The marquee has been changed to “Time” instead of “Times”. Not sure why the “s” was removed.

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Bruce C. commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 18, 2014 at 10:27 am

I love this theater and make an attempt to go each time I am in NYC. Personally, I am not concerned with the curtain. I am more annoyed by rude audience members (using cell phones, talking, etc.) but they won’t keep me from going to the movies.

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Bruce C. commented about Illinois Theatre on Sep 11, 2014 at 6:06 pm

The Illinois Theatre in Newman, Illinois is at 110 W. Yates Street. Check out the Facebook page Newman, Illinois – Past and Present for old photos of the city and the theater. This FB page is run by the woman who runs Ocean to Ocean Antiques (next to the theater).

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Bruce C. commented about POLO Theatre (2); Polo, Illinois. on Sep 8, 2014 at 2:06 pm

This is the Polo Opera House, not the Polo Theatre (either the original Polo Theatre or the New Polo Theatre).

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Bruce C. commented about Ritz Theatre on Apr 28, 2014 at 4:22 pm

The old Ritz Theatre is actually at 106 E. Main Street (not W. Main). The west side of Main Street is not in the downtown area and 106 W. Main is approximately where Casey’s General Store is located. The Arcola Opera House is directly across the street from the Ritz Theatre.

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Bruce C. commented about Village Art Theatre on Apr 21, 2014 at 10:44 am

Does anyone know why the terra cotta is being removed from the Village Theatre? I just uploaded a photo that I took yesterday (Sunday, April 20, 2014) to the photos section.

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Bruce C. commented about Bartlett Theatre on Dec 29, 2013 at 11:02 am

The Bartlett Theatre is currently Isaac & Moishe’s Deli, Fruits & Vegetables.

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Bruce C. commented about Embassy Theatre on Dec 23, 2013 at 10:56 pm

The Triple Door website includes a short history (which includes photos) of the Embassy Theatre. Here’s the link: http://www.thetripledoor.net/Our-Story/Read-Our-Story.aspx

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Bruce C. commented about Royal Theatre on Nov 25, 2013 at 11:43 am

I visited this area a couple years ago. I found Dino’s Pizza at 837 Elizabeth Ave., Reve Health Food Store at 839 Elizabeth Ave., which means the vacant lot next to the health food store would be 841. This building has been demolished.

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Bruce C. commented about Stockton Theatre on Aug 15, 2013 at 10:09 pm

It’s currently the Special Touch Full Service Salon.

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Bruce C. commented about Lyric Theater on Aug 15, 2013 at 9:02 pm

This building is currently Bishop’s Busy Big Store and it is at 137 N. Main Street, Elizabeth, Illinois.

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Bruce C. commented about Kendall Theatre on Jun 19, 2013 at 7:17 pm

The address of the theater is 213 S. Main Street.

The history of the building is: W.T. Bean & A. Davidson Druggists 1870-1875; Lawman & Davidson Druggists 1875-1979; Vanscayor Corner Drug Store 1880s; Chicago Store – Variety Store J.N. Clouse 1904-1910; Scenic Theatre – Dave Mitchell 1910-1914, John Kendall 1914-1917; Kendall Theatre – John Kendall family 1917-1970s; Prairie Town Collectibles – Fine Arts Studio & Gallery and Antiques 1986.

The building is owned by a relative of John Kendall who also owns and runs the antique store to the left (on the other side of the vacant lot). He uses the building for storage. He says that he has a row of seats, the projector, and other items from the old theater.

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Bruce C. commented about Marquette Theaters I-II-III on Jun 11, 2013 at 9:38 pm

The building is still sitting empty. I just uploaded a photo from this past weekend.