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I saw some of the photos of this place.
It reminds me a little of the now-demolished Civic Arena in Pittsburgh.
Also the Eddie Bauer store that occupied the first 2 or 3 floors of the building has closed. Shame too because I really enjoyed shopping there.
Are they doing renovations to this theater? I noticed recently, they’ve been only showing 3 or 4 movies. And the movie times are not staggered as if they’re playing om 2 or 3 screens.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/eddie-chicago-railfan/13983537793/ in all its sadness.
The Maurice Lennel Cookie Company, which was just down the street from the Norridge Theatre, was recently demolished.
I wonder if a similar fate awaits the Norridge.
Is anything happening with this theater?
The Manor Theatre has indeed been wonderfully remodeled. The theater features upgraded seating and a full bar next to the concession stand.
And now Gullifty’s is scheduled to close.
Has anything ever happened to this space? Any new restaurants or retail gone in?
So should the status of this place be ‘open’?
And now Gorilla Tango might be selling the theater
Wow, what a great photo on the homepage of the Belmont Theater. It looks like the marquee (obviously a later modernized one) remained into its era as a bowling alley.
On another note, how was the theater converted into a bowling alley?
Interesting how severa Jerry Lewis’s later became porno houses.
So sad that this place closed.
I rode past the Adelphi site on the Metra recently. It’s still a pit and whatever steel beams the builders did erect are gone now.
Has this theater reopened yet?
Here is a circa 1991 or 1992 photo of the Hub http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmklein/3439742729/in/set-72157607401896889/
I know the Holiday Ballroom hung on until the mid 1980s. I have a photo of the back of it on my Flickr photostream http://www.flickr.com/photos/52209513@N03/6307805652/in/set-72157628174409751
The CTA “3400 Series” Flxibles spent their last few years on routes serving the Jefferson Park Transit Center. Note the mural proudly advertising shopping in Jefferson Park.
This would be a great cinema for Classic Cinemas to take over.
The theatre looks like it was really close to the Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad’s Villa Park Station. The CA&E ceased operations in 1957 and that’s possibly why the theatre closed. As the map indicates, it was on a side street and when the CA&E RR abandoned operations, it’s likely what foot traffic the RR generated dried up.
I was thinking. It’s too bad someone like Classic Cinemas doesn’t step in and renovate this place. Look how well CC did with the North Riverside.
Here http://gallery.bustalk.info/displayimage.php?album=83&pos=66 is a 1982 photo.
Great demolition photo. On the other hand too bad this theatre couldn’t have been saved. I’ll bet it would have done well as a second run house.
I went here recently on a Friday afternoon to see “Moonrise Kingdom”. It was almost a private screening as my wife and I were the only ones in the theatre.
Maybe it was the wrong movie for the 600 North. AMC usually shows fare like this at the nearby River East and they usually show the blockbusters ar the 600 North.
Here is another view of the Esquire http://www.flickr.com/photos/mbernero/6913045218/in/pool-1609870@N23