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MEDIAMAN commented about Geneva Theatre on Jul 22, 2004 at 1:12 pm

Before it closed this single screen house had been cut up into 2 or 3 (I don’t recall) smaller screening rooms. The building and marquee are still as shown in this photo. The current owners plan on keeping the facade but redeveloping the property as a commercial/retail/office building.

MEDIAMAN commented about Alamo Theater on Jul 22, 2004 at 12:54 pm

My uncle was injured during the last remodelling of the Alamo in the mid 1950’s. It was our neighborhood theater and had an entrance on Chicago Ave. and an exit lobby onto an adjoining sidestreet. The programming in the 1950’s featured 2 double bills per week (second run new films on the weekend, and older films on weekdays). It was replaced by a chain drug store and parking lot along with several other buildings in the same block.