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kimel0001 commented about Fox Theatre on Mar 25, 2005 at 3:17 am

The recently released (at the time of this posting) movie ‘The Upside of Anger’ has a scene showing the marquee of the Fox towards the end of the film for those that are interested. I wouldn’t have recognized it without looking it up here and for the fact the the movie was based in and around Detroit.

kimel0001 commented about Century 12 Evanston and Century CineArts 6 on Mar 22, 2005 at 12:01 am

Located adjacent to Northwestern University. Very comfortable velour cloth seating and a great sound system.

kimel0001 commented about Balaban and Katz book on Mar 18, 2005 at 11:09 pm

I’m sorry I don’t have anything to contribute, but I wish you the best of luck with your book. Looking forward to reading it.

kimel0001 commented about Des Plaines Theater on Feb 28, 2005 at 11:05 am

Also regarding the aforementioned comment, films entitled “The End” came out in 1953 and 1978 according to the IMDb. A movie called “The End” that was released in 1982 does not exist.

kimel0001 commented about AMC Norridge 6 on Feb 26, 2005 at 1:47 am

That’s not good news. I hope that practice doesn’t become a trend with other theatre chains. I haven’t been to this particular theatre in 8 months for this reason alone. I doubt wheather I will ever go back as I’m lucky enough to have many other choices where the corn is popped on an as needed basis.
I thought theatre chains were working on providing better concessions and improved amenities to their modern theatres in order to intice people out of their homes and into the theatre. For Loews, this is a step in the wrong direction.

As a side note, I was outside of Chicago one night so I went to a 2nd run theatre in one of the suburbs. I ordered popcorn with horrible results. It had obviously been popped earlier in the day and was cold and stale. I had it with the vegetable oil with butter flavoring and the oil turned out to be rancid. Bad experience.

Ok, you caught me, I am a popcorn nut. I admit it. No need to ridicule me.

kimel0001 commented about AMC Norridge 6 on Feb 25, 2005 at 10:05 pm

This is a comment on the popcorn used at this Loews Theatre. I’ve noticed that the bins are filled with popcorn that comes in plastic bags even though they appear to have kettle poppers. Who knows how long these bags of popcorn have been in storage. It’s not as good as the truely freshly popped corn available in most Theatres at least during high peak hours. Is this typical of Loews Theatres to use bagged popcorn or is it just this Theatre. This may be me being picky, but good popcorn for me is a big part of going to a Theatre. Anyone with knowledge about this?

kimel0001 commented about United Artists Theater on Feb 24, 2005 at 10:38 pm

I almost hate to read these sad stories, but fantastic link with interior pics. Thanks Ken.

kimel0001 commented about United Artists Theater on Feb 24, 2005 at 3:59 pm

Just finished reading about this theatre. What a sad story. Never been to this theatre, but the exterior looks great with nice signage. Am I correct in understanding that it was left unsealed for years before being sealed. What a waste. Sorry to here about this one. Hopefully it’s not lost forever.

kimel0001 commented about Buffalo Grove Theater on Feb 23, 2005 at 10:37 pm

Just got back from watching Ray at this theatre. It was out of the way, but I wanted to check out this theatre just for the fun of it. I wasn’t expecting anything good or even average. Unfortunately, I wasn’t disappointed. The decor gives you almost a 60’s type feel. Screen #5 was one of the smallest 2nd run screens I have ever seen. The exterior is nothing special. As stated above, it’s just part of a typical 80’s type strip mall. Sorry to be so negative. A positve about this theatre would be the decor, it is unique. The price of admission is only $2, but the price of refreshments is comparable to a modern suburban type theatre.

kimel0001 commented about Logan Theatre on Jan 24, 2005 at 12:22 am

Love it. Looks like it did from the day that it first opened as a 4-plex movie house (I can only guess of course as I am only 31). There is much more to a movie experience than the movie itself (as you well know), and the Logan has much more. Everything from the black and white tile in the bathrooms to the wooden armrests on the seating to the side lighting is circa 1950. You will never get this type of experience from going to a modern suburban type of theatre. Fantastic neighborhood theatre. This is my favorite theatre for a 2nd run movie. I hope the operators/owners keep it just the way it is and continue to run it for a long time. Best of luck to you.