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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.
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.
‘…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.
The above states that the LV was previously operated by Brotman & Sherman Theaters. I thought Cineplex-Odeon built and originally operated this theatre.
I like the artists' rendition shown here.
I’d love to see photogaphs of this place.
Nine years—that’s a very short lifespan for a theater.
According to this theater’s website, effective September 26, 2014, it is now a Carmike Cinema.
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.