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RiisPark commented about Boarded up, ready to die on Dec 19, 2013 at 12:05 am

What did you think was going to happen to it??? Get a life Moviemanforever.

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RiisPark commented about Highland Park Theatre on Apr 25, 2013 at 11:14 pm

City council to move soon on unloading the theatre, hopefully to a group willing to restore it and show movies again.

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RiisPark commented about Brooklyn Savoy demolition imminent on Apr 13, 2013 at 7:19 pm

What a magnificent interior. Shame.

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RiisPark commented about State Theatre on Mar 13, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I believe it was a church for a time in the 1980’s.

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RiisPark commented about Peoples Theater on Mar 13, 2013 at 2:51 am

Looks like it had a very nice interior. Sad that it’s gone.

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RiisPark commented about Manor Theatre on Mar 13, 2013 at 2:29 am

I remember seeing Dracula as a kid there in the late 1950’s.

I knew the family that operated it as Di Vinci Manor in the 1980’s. They operated it as a banquet and a bingo hall. I also saw some boxing matches there around this time.

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RiisPark commented about Standard Theatre on Mar 13, 2013 at 2:21 am

I was there in 1969 when it was Le Image and showed art movies. I recall that it didn’t last too long.

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RiisPark commented about Clark Theater on Mar 13, 2013 at 1:50 am

Saw Easy Rider there in 1969

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RiisPark commented about Chelten Theatre on Mar 13, 2013 at 1:30 am

Dishes were a popular premium back in the 50’s that movie theatres used to lure people back each week to the show. One week you’d get a cup and if you wanted a saucer you’d have to come back the next week—and so on and so on.

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RiisPark commented about Alba Theatre on Mar 13, 2013 at 1:18 am

In 1966 the Alba became the ‘Alba a Go Go’ and featured live teen bands.

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RiisPark commented about Avaloe Theater on Mar 13, 2013 at 12:56 am

Anyone have a photo of the Avaloe?

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RiisPark commented about Luna Theatre on Mar 13, 2013 at 12:35 am

I went to the Luna many times in my youth. I remember seeing West Side Story there.

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RiisPark commented about Highland Park Theatre on Mar 12, 2013 at 11:13 pm

In 1967 I first went to the Highland Park with my girlfiend at the time, Debbie Zwierczyk. We saw a WC Fields double feature (there was a revival of Field’s work at the time). The place was packed and the laughter shook the room. What a great memory.

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RiisPark commented about Maryland Theater on Mar 12, 2013 at 10:56 pm

I just posted above some photos I took around 1980

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RiisPark commented about Embassy Theatre on Mar 12, 2013 at 10:50 pm

I think I remember my older brother going to the Embassy for teen dances around 1960.

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RiisPark commented about Embassy Theatre on Mar 12, 2013 at 10:49 pm

Thanks RSO1000 for the history.

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RiisPark commented about Niles Square Cinema on Mar 12, 2013 at 10:36 pm

I just uploaded above a shot of the Lawrencewood when it was shuttered

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RiisPark commented about Marquette Theater on Mar 12, 2013 at 10:31 pm

Sad when a movie theater dies

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RiisPark commented about United Artists Theatre Marquee 1966 on Mar 12, 2013 at 9:55 pm

that was one hell of a marquee!

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RiisPark commented about Michael Todd Theatre on Mar 12, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Saw “Star” in 1968 and “Exodus” around 1963. Both movies were reserved seating.

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RiisPark commented about Michigan Theatre on Mar 12, 2013 at 9:10 pm

I just added the above photo of the Michigan that I took sometime in the mid 1970’s.

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RiisPark commented about River Terrace Theatre on Feb 15, 2013 at 9:58 pm

I go by this site every week. I had no idea a theatre once existed on this location.

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RiisPark commented about Elm Theater on Feb 15, 2013 at 9:56 pm

I had no idea that the old True Value is the site of this theatre. I thought the it was where Caputo’s is today.

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RiisPark commented about Brandt Theatre on Feb 15, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Imagine what a thriving town Harvey was at one time with three movie houses within a block of each other. What a shame this town is today.

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RiisPark commented about Harvey Theatre on Feb 15, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Love the shots of the small but funky marquee. Too bad the theatre had to die but so did Harvey. I wish I could see photos of the interior.