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scorseseisgod commented about Golf Mill Theatres 1-2-3 on Nov 10, 2010 at 12:30 pm

There are a few errors in the information section that will hopefully be updated. The Golf Mill had 3 screens, not four. The big house accomodated 1,500. Theater 3 opened in 1973.

Here are a few memories I have of the theater and its crusty owner/manager.

http://tinyurl.com/2u7csr3

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scorseseisgod commented about Granada Theater on Apr 4, 2009 at 6:24 pm

Here is a Historical Building Survey about the Granada that was commissioned in 1989. It’s long, highly descriptive and sure to bring back a lot of memories of the theater and that section of Rogers Park.

Part 1: http://tinyurl.com/d3d6dy
Part 2: http://tinyurl.com/czgtt9

Enjoy!

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scorseseisgod commented about Clark Theatre on Jan 6, 2008 at 2:10 pm

Here is a link to a 1967 ad for the Clark. Remember the “little gal-lery for gals only?"
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scorseseisgod commented about Warners' Theatre on Oct 29, 2007 at 8:22 am

Thanks, Warren. All has been corrected!

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scorseseisgod commented about RKO Warner Twin Theatre on Oct 29, 2007 at 8:21 am

Here’s a vitage ad: The Warners' Theatre Now Accepting “Exodus” Reservations by Mail:
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scorseseisgod commented about Saban Theatre on Oct 28, 2007 at 5:15 pm

Two vitage ads: The Fox Wilshire Theatre Now Accepting “Exodus” Reservations by Mail:
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scorseseisgod commented about Warners' Theatre on Oct 28, 2007 at 5:09 pm

Here’s a vitage ad: The Warners' Theatre Now Accepting “Exodus” Reservations by Mail:

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scorseseisgod commented about Cinestage Theatre on Oct 28, 2007 at 5:02 pm

Here’s a vitage ad: Chicago’s Cine-Stage Theatre Accepting “Exodus” Reservations by Mail

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scorseseisgod commented about Lincoln Village 1-6 on Sep 4, 2007 at 4:25 pm

LINCOLN VILLAGE 1 – 6 TO CLOSE OVER RENT DISPUTE

I was there the week of August 2, 1968 when the original Lincoln VIllage first opened. If I’m not mistaken, their debut film was No Way to Treat a Lady followed by The Green Berets. Not the most auspicious unveiling for such a lavish picture palace.

So many memories! It was where I first saw Robin fall for Marian, crossed The Bridges of Madison County and took my maiden cab ride with Travis Bickle.

The original single-screen Lincoln Village Theatre was a modern showplace: almost 1,500 seats and the capability of showing both 35mm and 70mm in addition to deluxe 6 track stereo sound. Managed by Brotman & Sherman, two shrewd impresarios who helped put the “show” back in show business; it was one of the last great movie theaters to be constructed before multiplexing took over.

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scorseseisgod commented about Varsity Theater on Aug 25, 2007 at 11:43 am

Here’s a link to a VARSITY THEATRE schedule from April 12 – June 20, 1981. I can’t believe that I made it all the way through OUR HITLER!

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scorseseisgod commented about Parkway Theatre on Aug 25, 2007 at 11:40 am

Here’s a link to a complete Parkway schedule from April 5 to June 7 1981.

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scorseseisgod commented about Parkway Theatre on Jul 5, 2007 at 11:20 pm

Here’s a photo from 1980 when it was a revival house owned by Landmark.

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scorseseisgod commented about Warners' Theatre on Mar 10, 2007 at 12:10 pm

Here’s a photo from the opening night of “The Jazz Singer,” October 6, 1927. Enjoy!

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scorseseisgod commented about Parkway Theatre on Jan 19, 2007 at 11:05 am

I know that they added more to the marquee in order to list the days attractions. It was an operating grind house just prior to Landmark’s purchase. They spruced up the marquee, painted the lobby, added neon to the lobby and kept the auditorium the same lovely dump it always was. Best thing was a small hole in the manager’s office that allowed you to watch the movie while chowing down on a burger from next door’s Super Bowl Grill.

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scorseseisgod commented about Parkway Theatre on Jan 19, 2007 at 9:33 am

Try this:

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scorseseisgod commented about Parkway Theatre on Jan 19, 2007 at 5:52 am

I managed the place when Ladmark took it over in 1980. Here’s a photo from 1979 just before Landmark “restored” it.

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scorseseisgod commented about Skokie Theatre on Sep 25, 2006 at 7:39 pm

A hellhole! A long, narrow uncomfortable shoebox masquerading as a theater. Third in line behind the 3 Penny (a converted garage that was later cut in two) and the Lincoln Vallage 7 & 9 as Chicagoland’s worst theater. It was impossible to properly show an anamorphic film at the Skokie. I remember seeing “MASH” there. The opening title read “AS” on their fixed 1.85:1 screen. The only reason the place lasted as long as it has is because it’s cheap. You get what you pay for. A nightmare for purists.

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scorseseisgod commented about Granada Theater on Mar 31, 2005 at 12:21 pm

Here is a photograph of the theater in mid-demolition.

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I spent a lot of quality time watching movies in this grand old barn. Remmeber the water fountain? There was a switch on the wall that looked like a doorbell that you pushed to get the water. That 24-sheet for “Cleopatra” was plastered to the side of the building for well over a year.

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scorseseisgod commented about Ken Cinema on Mar 8, 2005 at 5:38 pm

Here is a photo of the Ken’s box office today.

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