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Currently listed on Marcus Theatres website as the BistroPlex Southridge.
It is a bit ridiculous that nothing has been done on the news blog for months. It looks like the site owners have given up on this part of the site. At least turn off the ability to post comments here if you are going to simply ignore the news section indefinitely so the website editor doesn’t have to daily remove endless spam postings.
Currently listed as the Marcus Chicago Heights Cinema on the Marcus Theatres site:
Currently listed as the Marcus Gurnee Mills Cinema on the Marcus Theatres site:
Currently listed on the Marcus website as the Marcus Elgin Cinema:
Listed on the Marcus website as the Marcus Bloomington Cinema & IMAX
Listed as the Marcus Addison Cinema on the Marcus website:
This theater is currently listed on the Marcus website as both the St. Clair Cinema and the St. Clair 10 Cine.
The Clinton County Showcase is a live theater venue, and has not screened movies for a number of years.
Per the theater’s website, the theater was re-seated in 2015 and currently seats 350.
Playbill for Woods Theater from 1923.
The earliest listing for the Windsor in the Chicago Tribune I could find was from 1916. An article in the January 10, 1925 Moving Picture World mentions the theater as being part of the Simansky & Miller chain.
A March 16, 1941 article in the Chicago Tribune talks about the Austin Community Theater, a playhouse, opening in the former Windsor Theater, which the article also states had been closed for 10 years at that time. It is listed as open in the 1930 Film Daily Yearbook but noted as closed in the Film Daily Yearbook of 1931.
By 1946, another story in the Chicago Tribune mentions that a warehouse is located at this address, so the community theater was short-lived. Also, the address is actually 433 N. Laramie, not 431.
Landmark Theatres last day of operation was June 22nd. The Oriental will close until around August 1st when it is planned to be reopened by its new operator, Milwaukee Film.
The former West Twin Cinema has been donated to the city of Galesburg, which plans to demolish the building as part of its Park Plaza redevelopment.
Was this theater later known as the Cort Theater? There is a short article from The Chicago Tribune dated January 1, 1953:
CASHIER ROBBED IN S. SIDE THEATER
Saul Goldman, 1642 E. 69th st., the cashier, was robbed of $12 by two Negroes with a revolver, who held him up in the Cort theater, 5352 Wentworth av., he complained to police yesterday.
From the Chicago Tribune dated July 16, 1915:
“A moving picture theater will be erected at the northwest corner of Division street and Washtenaw avenue by Fred Becklenberg. The theater itself will seat 740 and the building, which will contain four stores and a number of flats, will cost $85,000. Thomas R. Bishop is the architect…The lot measures 100 x 122 feet.”
The Vision probably opened late in 1915 or early 1916.
Chicago Filmmakers has moved to a new location in Edgewater, at 5720 N. Ridge Avenue, in a former 1928 fire house. The grand opening of the new site was on April 28th.
AMC has announced that the last day of operation for the AMC Classic Carbondale 8 will be Thursday May 10th. AMC will continue to operate the AMC University Place 8 across the street.
This theater was built on the site of the former west wing of the Spring Hill Mall, which was anchored by JC Penney (closed in 2011) and also contained a food court and Darna Furniture (which has relocated at the mall) and was demolished in 2015.
The Ideal is listed until June 4, 1958 in the Chicago Tribune film listings, playing “Cattle Empire”. Two years later, an article in the Tribune mentions a church located at this address.
The April 1946 issue of Variety mentions this theater:
“…the Schindlers, formerly an old vaude house opened in the ‘80’s, has just installed a new marquee – the first one in its long history.”
The theater was open by 1925. The Exhibtors Herald dated August 8, 1925 notes “…L.D. Brown has taken over the Queen theater at Brownwood, Tex.”
Currently listed on Regal’s website as the Regal Eagan Stadium 16.
Currently listed on AMC’s website as the AMC Inver Grove 16.
Now listed on the AMC website as the AMC Classic Arbor Lakes 16.