Comments from Bruce C.

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Bruce C. commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 18, 2014 at 7:27 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 3:06 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/Lyric Theatre, Polo, Illinois on Sep 8, 2014 at 11:18 am

109 W. Mason Street is the left half of this building. The sign in the window says, “Coming Soon – The New Home of Polo Sub Shop.”

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Bruce C. commented about POLO Theatre (2); Polo, Illinois. on Sep 8, 2014 at 11:06 am

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 1:22 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 7:44 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 Raue Center for the Arts on Mar 18, 2014 at 1:49 pm

JMINS, I recommend calling the Theatre Historical Society in Elmhurst. They should have information on the El Tovar/Raue Center.

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Bruce C. commented about Bartlett Theatre on Dec 29, 2013 at 8:02 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 7:56 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 8:43 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 7:09 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 6:02 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 4:17 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 6:38 pm

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

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Bruce C. commented about Aron Theatre on Jun 11, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Inside the store, near the front entrance, there are 10-15 framed photos of the building when it was a theater. There are exterior and interior photos. If you get to Chesterton, stop in the store and take a look at these pictures.

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Bruce C. commented about Collins Theatre on May 21, 2013 at 2:50 pm

ronmartis, is the photo above the correct building?

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Bruce C. commented about Tacoma Theater on Mar 1, 2013 at 4:25 pm

This is currently El Sol de Tala Traditional Mexican Cuisine restaurant.

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Bruce C. commented about Strand Theater on Mar 1, 2013 at 4:20 pm

The building is currently Harvest Moon Hydroponics Indoor Gardening Center.

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Bruce C. commented about Harper Theater on Jan 16, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Their website says they are opening on Friday. Here’s the link: http://www.harpertheater.com

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Bruce C. commented about Oriental Theatre on Jan 5, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Hey Lee. I was one of the RHPS regulars back in the mid-1980s (along with Betzi and the Celluloid Jam). I enjoyed your comment and would love to read your script some day. The best part about being in the cast was getting to hang out in the Oriental every weekend. It’s such an amazing theater.

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Bruce C. commented about Armo Theatre on Nov 17, 2012 at 10:02 pm

There is now a vacant lot at this address which is next to the South Bend State Bank building (at 911 S. Michigan Street).

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Bruce C. commented about Edna Theater on Oct 21, 2012 at 1:42 pm

The Edna Theater, at 108 E. Eighth Street, Gibson City, IL is now a Masonic Temple.

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Bruce C. commented about Parkway Cinemas on Oct 21, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Building is still sitting empty and boarded up. From the front doors, you can still see that the lobby (and concession stand) are still intact. New photo posted today.

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Bruce C. commented about Bergman Theatre on Sep 29, 2012 at 8:16 am

The book “Historic Movie Theatres of Wisconsin” by Konrad Schiecke lists this theater at 926 Milwaukee Ave.

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Bruce C. commented about Grand Theater on Sep 6, 2012 at 12:45 pm

The theater was run by Robert Kramer when it was destroyed by fire on Sunday, January 20, 1924.