Comments from JimG

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JimG commented about River Lane Outdoor Theatre on Feb 21, 2007 at 9:53 am

THE PROPERTY IS NOW AN INDUSTRIAL PARK

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JimG commented about Sunset Drive-In on Feb 21, 2007 at 9:49 am

Some people are trying to re-open the Sunset but there is neighborhood opposition see Rockford news paper Feb. 20,2007

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JimG commented about Sunset Drive-In on Feb 19, 2007 at 5:32 am

Don’t forget about the River Lane drive in in Loves Park,Il. Also the Sunset was originaly called Lin’s Air Theatre. It had the largest outdoor screen in the area possibly the nation.

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JimG commented about Virginia Theatre on Oct 31, 2005 at 8:46 pm

The Organ was a style D wurlitzer 2 manual 6 rank organ still playing

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JimG commented about State Theatre on Oct 31, 2005 at 8:39 pm

The State theatre was much older it oppened in the Early 20s as the Palm it closed for a time and was a miniture golf then it was turned into a theatre it had a Kimball theatre organ it was torn down to make ready for a senior citizen residence building

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JimG commented about Rialto Theatre on Oct 31, 2005 at 8:31 pm

The Rialto theatre was designed by Fred Klein the same person that did the Coronado . It oppened in February of 1928 and had a 3 manual 10 rank Barton pipe organ. In its later years it was operated as the Capri . Water damage took its toll . When the roof first started leaking if they had applied a $10.00 roof patch it would still be here today

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JimG commented about Palace Theatre on Oct 31, 2005 at 8:22 pm

In the 50s the Palace was converted to a F W Woolworth store in the late 70s or early 80s it was torn down

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JimG commented about Apollo Theatre on Oct 31, 2005 at 5:28 pm

The Apollo Theatre Had A Wurlitzer Theatre organ It was a 4 rank piano style instrument and was played by Bertha Woods . I has been said that in the depression era that a manager of the house hung himself from the proceneum arch . JimG