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JAYJay commented about Berwyn Theatre on Sep 6, 2017 at 11:09 am

My wife and I went to this Theater many times when living in Berwyn on Scoville mid 1970s. Berwyn was a great town back in those days. We also loved to eat at the Ridgeland restaurant right next door to the Berwyn. X-lent Bohemian cooking for cheap $$………….

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JAYJay commented about Bel-Air Drive-In on Sep 6, 2017 at 10:56 am

I went there a few times back in the early 1960s I was always told that it was built on an old landfill / garbage dump. Can anyone verify this ?

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JAYJay commented about Marbro Theatre on Nov 25, 2016 at 11:42 am

Here are true movie Palaces…. Went many times in the 1950s, also the Paradise theater was another favorite.

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JAYJay commented about Alex Theater on Nov 25, 2016 at 6:20 am

It wasn’t only TV that killed movie theaters…. It was the clientele ! The Gangs and Thugs that moved into what were once decent neighborhoods was a huge factor.

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JAYJay commented about Alex Theater on Nov 24, 2016 at 10:59 am

Anyone rem. the Crawford theater at about 100 s. Pulaski… orig. called Crawford av. back then. It later changed names to the National theater and showed Spanish movies. It was located just s. of Goldblatts

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JAYJay commented about Alex Theater on Nov 24, 2016 at 10:50 am

I can remember a gym on one of the upper floors where Pro Boxers trained ? When a young kid a friend and I went up to see it.

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JAYJay commented about Gem Theatre on Nov 23, 2016 at 11:59 am

Buying and or restoring any business in Cairo Would be like throwing your $$$$ in the river there. It’s a ghost town…. run by gangs.

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JAYJay commented about Alex Theater on Nov 23, 2016 at 11:45 am

The Alex was just a short distance from the Mid West Hotel on the n-w corner of Madison and Hamlin av. The Hotel was said to be the tallest Bldg. west of the loop for many years.

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JAYJay commented about Amboy Theatre on Nov 23, 2016 at 11:34 am

Several years ago, I saw a Bronze plaque on the front of an old Bld. in Amboy on Main St. Home of The first Carson Pirie Scott store.

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JAYJay commented about Alamo Theater on Nov 23, 2016 at 11:16 am

KUDOS to C-T I must pay high compliments to Cinema Treasures for all the work the people behind the scenes have put into this wonderful site to keep it up and running for several years now. Happy Thanks Giving to all……..

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JAYJay commented about Alamo Theater on Nov 22, 2016 at 6:01 pm

Anyone rem. the Alamo Jewish deli. on the corner. Was a great place back the.

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JAYJay commented about Alex Theater on Nov 22, 2016 at 5:51 pm

Bug House square was just across from the Newberry Library. A big time gay hangout back in the mid to late 50s Also some hung at the Alex back then also, for sure!

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JAYJay commented about Alamo Theater on Nov 22, 2016 at 5:40 pm

There was a theater across the st. the Famous…. Funny I never knew of or heard a organ played in the Alamo. I do know when the Famous was demolished my brother got a bunch of the organ pipes.

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JAYJay commented about Alamo Theater on Nov 22, 2016 at 5:35 pm

Broan Thanks..
I rem it being a better site several years back, but this is better then Nuttin !!

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JAYJay commented about Alamo Theater on Nov 22, 2016 at 3:35 pm

How can I get the Cinema Treasures site that listed the demolished Theaters in IL. and other States with the date they opened and then Demolished ?? Was super interesting to browse….

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JAYJay commented about Alamo Theater on Nov 22, 2016 at 2:21 pm

GFeret Don’t believe anything you read “especially nowadays” and only half of what you see !!! Can only think it became a must have/build after I moved out of that hood in 1959.

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JAYJay commented about Famous Theatre on Nov 22, 2016 at 12:19 pm

A few years ago…….. I was able to look at the closed and demolished theaters in IL. on this site. Can someone please tell me how to get back to that site again? Thanks,

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JAYJay commented about Alamo Theater on Nov 22, 2016 at 12:03 pm

No enclosed parking, I knew that neighborhood as a kid, friends and I walked everywhere back then. Would not dare do that now.

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JAYJay commented about Alex Theater on Oct 7, 2013 at 6:55 am

The Alex
Became a hangout for gays in the late 50s

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JAYJay commented about Famous Theatre on Jan 20, 2013 at 5:04 pm

A shame this excellent site is dieing like the people that attended the now closed shows as kids back then. very little activity anymore.

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JAYJay commented about Crawford Theater on Jan 20, 2013 at 3:45 pm

BEWARE, DANGER LURKS ON EVERY STREET CORNER IN THAT AREA NOW AND HAS FOR OVER 40 YEARS !!!!

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JAYJay commented about Alamo Theater on Jan 20, 2013 at 3:38 pm

What a shame,long gone now like my youth !!
And all the best theateres.
The good old days are history now,in many many ways.

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JAYJay commented about Alamo Theater on Jun 18, 2011 at 1:39 pm

The ALAMO was a nice clean well run theater, unlike the FAMOUS which was a dirty place. Another plus was the candy store nextdoor and the ALAMO Jewish Deli on the corner of Lawndale & Chicago av. with big Dill Pickles in a barrel for a nickle. We ate many in the ALAMO while watching the movies!!