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jonrev commented about Deerbrook Cinema on May 26, 2016 at 11:59 pm

I was talking to someone recently who apparently worked security at Deerbrook. Supposedly the screening rooms are now totally flooded with water.

jonrev commented about Antioch Downtown Theatre on Feb 27, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Renovations are complete and the theatre re-opened today. A small ceremony was held last night to light the new marquee for the first time:

jonrev commented about Dunes 1,2,3 Theatre on Oct 25, 2014 at 12:06 am

Demolished in October of 2014.

jonrev commented about Dunes Cinema 1 & 2 on Aug 13, 2014 at 11:03 pm

One of the Dunes' last films shown may have been the 1974 sci-fi flick: “Dark Star”. Until this year, a tangled mess of film containing the final few seconds or so (“THE END OF DARK STAR”) could be found scatted about the projection room.

jonrev commented about Dunes 1,2,3 Theatre on Aug 13, 2014 at 10:54 pm

After the Dunes closed, the baseball card shop operating in one of the attached storefronts remained open for another year or so before relocating. This summer the entire building was condemned and boarded up by the city of Zion… I’m afraid its future is looking rather grim.

jonrev commented about Belvidere Cinema on Apr 30, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Yes, still standing but not operating. Last year I did some photography in the mall after making friends with a security guard; so hopefully I’ll get into the Cinema sometime.

In the meantime, here’s a shot of the nearly-unmolested 1960s concession area…
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