Comments from Paul Fortini

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Paul Fortini commented about Galleria Cinemas on Oct 16, 2014 at 6:35 pm

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 2:31 pm

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 4:27 pm

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 4:10 pm

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 4:08 pm

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 11:27 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 3:42 pm

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 11:44 am

Is anything happening with this theater?

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Paul Fortini commented about Manor Theatre on Sep 9, 2013 at 3:20 pm

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 3:18 pm

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 1:04 pm

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 6:14 pm

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

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Paul Fortini commented about Gorilla Tango Skokie Theatre on Apr 16, 2013 at 11:41 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

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Paul Fortini commented about Belmont Theater on Apr 10, 2013 at 8:27 pm

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?

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Paul Fortini commented about Sathyam Cinema on Mar 27, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Interesting how severa Jerry Lewis’s later became porno houses.

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Paul Fortini commented about Maxi-Saver Cinemas on Mar 17, 2013 at 1:18 pm

So sad that this place closed.

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Paul Fortini commented about Adelphi Theater on Mar 17, 2013 at 12:59 pm

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.

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Paul Fortini commented about Star Cinema Grill on Feb 28, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Has this theater reopened yet?

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Paul Fortini commented about Hub Theater on Feb 23, 2013 at 10:39 pm

Here is a circa 1991 or 1992 photo of the Hub http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmklein/3439742729/in/set-72157607401896889/

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Paul Fortini commented about Times Theatre on Nov 29, 2012 at 8:07 pm

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.

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Paul Fortini commented about Star Cinema Grill on Nov 13, 2012 at 7:59 pm

This would be a great cinema for Classic Cinemas to take over.

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Paul Fortini commented about Villard Theatre on Oct 15, 2012 at 10:37 pm

David Plomin.

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.

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Paul Fortini commented about AMC Loews Norridge 10 on Oct 7, 2012 at 5:03 pm

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.

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Paul Fortini commented about State-Lake Theater on Sep 17, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Here http://gallery.bustalk.info/displayimage.php?album=83&pos=66 is a 1982 photo.

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Paul Fortini commented about Glenwood Theater on Aug 29, 2012 at 1:22 am

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.