Comments from Paul Fortini

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Paul Fortini commented about AMC Loews Chicago Ridge 6 on Aug 19, 2015 at 9:35 am

From the photos, wow, the C-O logo lasted until at least 2009 (based upon “17 Again’s” release date! Is that logo stil there?

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Paul Fortini commented about Yes, they are still using the Cineplex Odeon sign. on Aug 19, 2015 at 9:33 am

Wow, the C-O logo lasted until at least 2009 (based upon “17 Again’s” release date! Is that logo stil there?

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Paul Fortini commented about Yes, they are still using the Cineplex Odeon sign. on Aug 19, 2015 at 9:33 am

Wow, the C-O logo lasted until at least 2009 (based upon “17 Again’s” release date! Is that logo stil there?

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Paul Fortini commented about Harlem Corners Theaters on Aug 19, 2015 at 8:35 am

Has anything happened with this site? A freind of mine once lived in Bridgeview and he said the theater always seemed to do good business.

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Paul Fortini commented about Rialto Theatre on Jul 1, 2015 at 10:00 am

Sam,

I don’t have any. The photos I’ve seen are from books & magazines.

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Paul Fortini commented about Dunes Plaza Cinema 1-6 on May 4, 2015 at 10:03 am

The strip mall that this cinema is/was in has just undergone some serious renovations.

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Paul Fortini commented about 05/21/76-06/17/76 photo courtesy of Allan Zirlin. on May 4, 2015 at 9:49 am

I just noticed that both the Woods and the United Artists were showing Jack Nicholson films.

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Paul Fortini commented about Hiland Theatre on Apr 27, 2015 at 11:58 am

If you look at the structure to the right of the theater in the above photo, you’ll see that it was Highland Applicances.

I believe that was the forerunner to the old Highland Superstores appliance chain.

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Paul Fortini commented about McClurg Court Cinemas on Mar 23, 2015 at 5:05 am

It’s interesting that in his post of Sep. 7, 2009 Cinemark Fan said, “I assume that the screens at 600 North Michigan might be gone by this time (I may be wrong though) And if that’s the case, the seating capacity at the River East alone won’t be enough to handle the volume of people who go see movies.”

Fortunately that hasn’t happened as AMC just completed some renovatios to the 600 North.

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Paul Fortini commented about Carnegie Theatre on Feb 9, 2015 at 10:02 am

‘…also the Carnegie Theatre had exclusive Chicago premiere runs of “Young Frankenstein” and “Silent Movie”.’

And as I vaguely recall, “Monty Pyhton & The Holy Grail” made its Chicago debut here.

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Paul Fortini commented about Lincoln Village 1-6 on Feb 9, 2015 at 9:55 am

The above states that the LV was previously operated by Brotman & Sherman Theaters. I thought Cineplex-Odeon built and originally operated this theatre.

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Paul Fortini commented about Lincoln Village 7-9 on Feb 9, 2015 at 9:48 am

I like the artists' rendition shown here.

I’d love to see photogaphs of this place.

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Paul Fortini commented about Galleria Cinemas on Oct 16, 2014 at 7:35 am

Nine years—that’s a very short lifespan for a theater.

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Paul Fortini commented about Lansing Cinema 8 on Oct 1, 2014 at 3:31 am

According to this theater’s website, effective September 26, 2014, it is now a Carmike Cinema.

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Paul Fortini commented about Retro Dome on Jul 18, 2014 at 5:27 am

I saw some of the photos of this place.

It reminds me a little of the now-demolished Civic Arena in Pittsburgh.

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Paul Fortini commented about AMC Loews 600 North Michigan 9 on Jul 18, 2014 at 5:10 am

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.

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Paul Fortini commented about AMC Loews 600 North Michigan 9 on Jul 18, 2014 at 5:08 am

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.

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Paul Fortini commented about AMC Loews Norridge 10 on Apr 22, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Mikeoakandpark

https://www.flickr.com/photos/eddie-chicago-railfan/13983537793/ in all its sadness.

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Paul Fortini commented about AMC Loews Norridge 10 on Apr 22, 2014 at 4:42 am

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.

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Paul Fortini commented about Piper's Alley Theatre on Nov 12, 2013 at 1:44 am

Is anything happening with this theater?

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Paul Fortini commented about Manor Theatre on Sep 9, 2013 at 4:20 am

The Manor Theatre has indeed been wonderfully remodeled. The theater features upgraded seating and a full bar next to the concession stand.

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Paul Fortini commented about Guild Theatre on Sep 9, 2013 at 4:18 am

And now Gullifty’s is scheduled to close.

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Paul Fortini commented about Phoenix Theatres Union Station 9 on Aug 2, 2013 at 2:04 am

Has anything ever happened to this space? Any new restaurants or retail gone in?

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Paul Fortini commented about Studio Movie Grill on Jul 16, 2013 at 7:14 am

So should the status of this place be ‘open’?

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Paul Fortini commented about Skokie Theatre on Apr 16, 2013 at 12:41 pm

And now Gorilla Tango might be selling the theater

http://skokie.patch.com/articles/is-skokie-s-gorilla-tango-theater-for-sale?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001