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LloydMovie commented about Streamwood Theater on Nov 9, 2004 at 10:30 pm

I too think it’s too bad that this theater is now closed, as I just discovered it today, November 9. I’m curious, though, why is CinemarkFan feeling sad as they admit having never been there?
I haven’t been there in awhile, last attending on August 24 of 2003, as I’ve recently become a big fan of the Charlestowne Mall theaters in St. Charles. Bargain price is only $5, which is everyday til 6 p.m., and its very well run—projection is excellent with a near perfect performance rate, for me at least, in about 40 appearances over the last two years.
But the Streamwood Theater used to be one of my most frequented movie venues, from its opening in 1994 til about 3 years ago I’d usually see between 10 and 25 movies a year there. But it did become very rundown in just a few years of operation and I started going elsewhere for movies more and more. I’m actually amazed it stayed open this long as it seemed to be doing very poor business, especially after the not too distant AMC Barrington opened about 5 years ago, even though the Barrington was more expensive and usually overcrowded.
Anybody there remember any of the theaters on Chicago’s south side in the 50’s and 60’s?