Photos favorited by Mike Rogers

  • <p>July 29th, 1955 grand opening ad</p>
  • <p>old slick 65?</p>
  • <p>I was never at this theater, but in November 2009 I was driving in the area and noticed the marquee.  This is what it looked like at that time.</p>
  • <p>On South Michigan Avenue   Fine arts and foreign films</p>
  • <p>On Madison Street   Formerly was a newsreel theater</p>
  • <p>On Dearborn at the Chicago River</p>
  • <p>On Randolph at Dearborn</p>
  • <p>The far left projector porthole was used for a slide projector and portable 16mm film projectors.</p>
  • <p>The rear wall of the projection booth.</p>
  • <p>In the center of the front of the booth wall, is the RCA tube type sound system in that black cabinet with the knob on it. The projection booth “porthole shutter” system still works. The booth is completely lined in metal and is fire proof.</p>
  • <p>A close view of the stage showing the torn screen. Notice on the back wall is also a painted 1.33 aspect ratio white screen which was used for 16mm movie projection.</p>
  • <p>Alternate view of the stage and damaged screen. The door at the far left takes you onto the stage. Someone had stolen the horn and the bass driver from the giant RCA Theater speaker enclosure on the stage.</p>