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Another theatre in the Jefferson Park area was Jeff. It was located on Milwaukee Ave. about two blocks south of Lawrence. As I recall it was a run down dump.
Uptairs of the Miford was a dance hall. It was called the Over 30 Dance. It had a flashing neon sign visable from Milwaukee Ave.
Park Ridge IL
I worked at the BelPark as an usher in the late forties. The pay was .45/hr. Being the head usher, I got to wear a tuxedo. Double features and daily matinees were constantly featured. My friends and I on occasion would play Phanthom of Opera back stage making use of the cat walks and spiral stair cases left over from Vaudville days.
I made a habit of saving the stills when the billing changed. Regretably, I lost them them all in a basment flood back in the sixties. At he time my wife and I were living at 15 S. Prospect in Park Ridge. This is right next door to the Pickwick.
I will always have fond memories of the BelPark; however, now our theatre of choice is the Pickwick. We do make an occasional run down to the Logan in Chicago for a special.
Park Ridge, IL