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I’m surprised this place closed. It appeared to be doing well.
It’s now in the Classic Cinemas chain. If CC could turn around the North Riverside theater, then this place will do well.
I remember seeing “Time Bandits” here.
This place still does concert. Earlier this year I say Tributosauras Plays Queen and it was a good show. The theater appeared to be in great shape.
Sad to hear that it’s been demolished.
THe only time I was here was when I saw “Silence of the Lambs”.
Interesting plan to convert this former movie house into a storage facility. It looks like the building’s basic shape will be retained. As I’ve said before, this was a theater that should have done well.
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?
Wow, the C-O logo lasted until at least 2009 (based upon “17 Again’s” release date! Is that logo stil there?
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.
I don’t have any. The photos I’ve seen are from books & magazines.
The strip mall that this cinema is/was in has just undergone some serious renovations.
I just noticed that both the Woods and the United Artists were showing Jack Nicholson films.
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.