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Jimindreika commented about Road Theatre on Nov 20, 2003 at 4:16 pm

The Independence was renamed the Road Theatre in the late 30s, and operated well into the 40’s, according to Beatrice Shapiro’s book on the Lawndale community.

Jimindreika commented about New Apollo Theatre on Jan 18, 2003 at 2:52 pm

The Pioneer Lounge & Billiards was never known as the NEW APOLLO Theatre.The building across the street, at 1540 N. Pulaski, was the New Apollo, opened in 1913,and it still has the name scrolled in stone.

Jimindreika commented about Lincoln Theatre on Feb 23, 2002 at 9:24 am

The architect is Reginald Geare, who also designed several West Virginia theatres.

Jimindreika commented about Ramova Theater on Feb 23, 2002 at 9:00 am

Some of your data on the Ramova theatre is incorrect. I have done an exhaustive study on the Ramova(Chicago)in 1991,and have obtained the architect’s drawing & a 1932 photo of its original marquee. Myer O. Nathan is the architect, and it had 1200 seats. Check with THSA.