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your a bigger idiot for reading this thread. Get off this thread and go mow your lawn or something.
Better yet, email Cinema Treasures and have this thread shut down.
Welcome back dude (aka Jim). Let me correct a couple of your lies. I have had only one other screen name, a fact which can be verified. The only reson I changed my name was to mock the “friends” group. The same group you ripped apart. So we have something in common, we both know it was the friends group who are to blame.
I am not the ONLY one who has asked to have site shut down as many other have complained.
Yes the lot sits empty, but “weed-choked” it is not. It is green with grass.
Credibilty. What little you have left Jim. Your agenda has been political from day one as you ran an unsuccessful campaign and used the theatre as a pawn…then you fled town. Why even post here, we all know you are a coward.
I do find it funny you commented on my screen name as you are your buddies Ray and Harley posted hundreds (if not thousands) of posts under hundreds (if not thousands) of different names on numerous other website.
You are certifiably crazy. Obama was just elected last year, this theatre debacle was 10 years in the making. Enough about him already.
The theatre is gone for one simple reason. $$$$.
You can blame anybody and everybody. Blame some guy in the grassy knoll.
Look you asked questions and I answered them the best I could, that gives me some credibility. You just ramble on like an bumbling idiot. That gives you no credibility.
Buff I will try to answer as many questions as possible.
1.) Lombard is a great little community. Just this week we opened a new 500 room Westin hotel/convention center. The BIGGEST convention center in DuPage countyâ€¦which should draw plenty of people. Plus we have lilacia park and our Lilac Parade which draws thousands of people from everywhere. That answers your â€œdrawâ€ questions. There are plenty of other things too many to list.
You rambled â€œpeople would have flocked from all over the world to see it:. Really? You know this for a fact. Why didnâ€™t we get donations from all over the world? Why did only 60 people (including many children) show up at the â€œsave the theatre rallyâ€? My guess is that your comment is an opinion and NOT a fact.
Your other stupid question â€œwhy would anybody even want LIVE in Lombardâ€¦â€ The theatre has been closed for the most part for over twenty years. Nobody, except for a couple dozen people, really cared, yet people keep moving in and PLENTY of new homes have been built over those twenty years, and plenty more are being built. As for why, there are too many reasons to list and I think the other 44,000 residents will agree.
2.) I canâ€™t answer for Obama. Why donâ€™t you try this, lay off Obama (and anybody else) until they post on this thread.
Onions should be eaten, not thrown!
Trying to stay on thread here (are you listening buff?) as you can see the first post was regarding the “onion award.” As several Lombard people noted who won in 2006 or 2005? Nobody knows because nobody cares. The preservation council is nothing more than “preservation at any cost” group that donated $0 to the dupe. So I have attached a link and the article from an editorial from a local paper. At least this makes sense.
Onions should be eaten, not thrown
Itâ€™s easy to criticize a decision when you look at it from a single perspective.
That is what happened recently when Landmarks Illinois awarded a â€œpreservation onionâ€ for the May 10 demolition of the DuPage Theatre in Lombard.
â€œAfter a decade of back-and-forth negotiations, including a recent compromise plan that would have retained its Spanish-style facade and marquee, the (Village Board) abruptly voted to demolish this 1928 theater building â€" one of only two local structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places,â€ Landmarks Illinois writes in a July 19 press release.
From the sole viewpoint of historic preservation, of course the demolition of the DuPage Theatre was horrific. But the primary responsibility of Village Board members is not to preserve historic structures; itâ€™s to make decisions that serve the best interests of their constituents.
The â€œdecade of back-and-forth negotiationsâ€ demonstrates that the proposals offered failed to satisfy most board members. The village had for years owned a deteriorating building that long ago ceased to generate revenue.
And the latest plans called for most of the original structure to be razed. Can you really call it historic preservation when all youâ€™re saving is a portion of the exterior?
Trustees had to consider the economic feasibility of continuing to own an aging structure with no viable renovation plan in sight. Preservation onions notwithstanding, they made the right choice.
Buff, your anti-Obama ramblings are ridiculous at best. Ever since day 1 when he was elected Senator he was on the campaign trail for the Presidency. Ask any Illinoisan what he has done for our state lately. Plus Lombard is smack dab in the middle of the most Republican county in Illinois and in the country for that matter. A county he lost, you think he cares about a crumbling theatre?
Plus we have another senator named Durbinâ€¦maybe you heard of him. Yet I have NOT heard you rip into him. What about the 9 other Democratic candidates or the 10 (or so) Republican candidates for Presidency? Why do they escape your wrath? Plus, in case you didnâ€™t know there is a war going on, a sub-prime loan crisis, flooding throughout the US, crime, education, unemployment…etc. Let Obama, and the rest, worry about these important issues first.
With every post you lose whatever credibility you have left. Do yourself a favor and stop posting.
To Cinama Treasure please shut down this thread!!
Buff jumped on board AFTER the auditorium was demolished. Months later the front of the building was torn down…so Buff is wrong. Buff NEVER donated funds towards saving the Dupe. So no I am NOT lying. My name “fiends” is a mockery of the friends group who bungled the preservation efforts, and to this day they are still blaming EVERYBODY but themselves. Nobody here will argue that a better group with smarter people would have saved this theatre but they let politics get in the way, and then they got two of their people elected to Trustees in this town. All they cared about what politics and they used the theatre as a pawn and guys like buff still support these idiots.
Like LTS says “Just let it go”
I think I have already have proven that buff is slighly out there. Hey buff how much did you donate to save the dupe? If your answer is “nothing” then shut up and go to another thread.
Buff only jumped on board AFTER the theatre was demolished.
The theatre has been long gone why are you people still whining about it? Anybody else who reads this send an email to Cinema Treasures and ask to have this thread closed, which would make about 15 news threads and one theatre thread all about the dupe…all shut down.
Genius…Those pieces were recovered legally, unlike the thief/friend who got caught running through the neighborhood carrying broken pieces that he stole, then tried to toss them in a bushâ€¦duh.
Artifacts of the Dupe that were recovered are for sale:
Speaking of idiot friends didn’t Ray M also almost get arrested on election day for violating state election laws. What a group these 28 total people are.
How about Pete K. donating $10,000 of his own money for the theatre? Great investment pete.
Now KF supports this idiot friend (That’s redundant!) who broke several laws (Trespassing, theft, eluding police, more trespassing, etc). All he had to do was ask a demolition worker for it, and they would have gladly handed pieces over. Better yet, maybe if the friends weren’t around the building would still be standing.
Jim already responded about the Dupe once. He bascially stated that the friends group was a joke and they are to blame for demolition, which, by the way, is complete.
Better yet, I heard that a known card-carrying member of the friends group (one of 28) was arrested on Charlotte St. (how ironic) for stealing broken pieces of terra cotta. How funny is that.
The next “Smart” move the friends make will be their first.
I would like to ask Jim Fields, who created this documentary, to comment on the DuPage, and update us on the status of the other theatres in his documentary.
This video is available at the Helen Plum Library thanks to a private donation made by a Lombard Citizen. That same citizen was labeled “anti-theatre” by the friends group, how ironic.
You would have thought that the friends group would have promoted this video, that included a piece on the DuPage Theatre. I guess with all their lawsuits and political ramblings they forgot their mission.
Just as an update to this video, Demolition of the DuPage Theatre is now complete, and all that remains is clean-up.
LTS, Cinema Treasures has been shutting down all the Dupe’s threads, I suggest sending them an email about this thread asking them to shut it down. I have sent them many emails and they respond pretty well.
There was another website where people could post anonymously that was shut down and moved to another site where you had to use your real name, so the likes of people like Ray M. have nowhere to go to post their political ramblings except this site.
Rita actually it was the 5:38 train and there were about 100+ commuters, some applauding, who joined the already 40+ people watching. The marquee was already gone by then. There was still some work going on there, so you are wrong that it stopped at 5.
The crane operator was wearing a hard hat with a old style sticker on it.
Nice try though.
Deb quotes “you won, didn’t you…”
Thats what this is all about to the Friends…who won. The friends would have stopped at nothing to “win.” Maybe if you and Kev would have stepped down and/or put your giant ego’s aside the theatre would still be standing. You sure seem to be spinning a lot of damage control lately, blaming EVERYBODY but your selves.
Sorry to disappoint you Deb, but nobody won except the taxpayers of Lombard who would have funded this debacle.
Mad? Not me, just tired of listening to you and I just can’t wait until we never have to hear from the friends again.
As for Ray, his agenda was Political…100%…you know it and I know it and so does everybody else.
Deb Dynako stated “Ray Mazzolini is a very passionate man who loved the theatre. The accusations you make against him are wrong and unfounded.”
UNFOUNDED, we have pages of his post where he called evryony and anyone who was against a taxpayer supported theatre multiple names over years. Is this the type of people you support Deb?
Ray’s agenda was one of politics and anger (Sebby?), he could care less about the theatre. WHat if Sebby turned FOR the theatre, Ray would have turned against the theatre.
Scott, blame that hostility on the friends of the theatre. They made broken promises that the $$ was there, that support was there, and if you questioned their tactics you were immediately labeled “anti-theatre”. Then they became a little dictator group. It would have been nice if they went away and the theatre stayed, but their failures is why the Dupe is gone.
“Once” it was a great theatre…in 1963 maybe, but since the 1980’s it has been an eyesore. It meant a great deal to about 28 people in the community so get your facts straight.
Rita you are a liar. I was standing there as people applauded and the people honking were giving thumbs up. More people showed up to watch the demolition than to to their support rally.
A few years ago the friends had a planned rally to save the theatre….60 people total showed up…including mostly small children. Yesterday dozens cheered as the bulldozers smashed the facade and hundreds more honked as they drove by.
Hey Ray Update this:
LTS the only losers are the friends of the theatre. They are squarely to blame. At least we may see some progress now. A truly great day for Lombard