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Senorsock commented about WILL ROGERS Theatre; Chicago, Illinois. on Dec 22, 2013 at 7:27 am

According to the IMDB, “Counterfeit” opened May 25th, 1936. But this shot of the lobby looks a lot like the way I remembered it 40 years later.

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Senorsock commented about Woodfield Mall Cinemas on Sep 5, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Finally somebody found a picture of the Woodfield 1 & 2! Nice work, Dallas!

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Senorsock commented about Silver screen no more on Apr 14, 2013 at 7:24 am

I remember this interior and color scheme well.

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Senorsock commented about The final ending on Apr 14, 2013 at 7:23 am

These are very sad but amazing series of photos. Thanks for posting.

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Senorsock commented about Van Nuys Drive-In on Sep 28, 2012 at 7:51 am

“On an Island with You” opened in May of 1948. “The Checkered Coat” is supposed to have opened in July of that same year.

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Senorsock commented about Marquee on Sep 28, 2012 at 7:46 am

Cornel Wilde and Jean Wallace arrive at the premiere in October of 1957.

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Senorsock commented about VN Drive In Pre-Opening? on Sep 28, 2012 at 7:41 am

Check out the cars in this shot!

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Senorsock commented about Grand opening ad on Aug 19, 2012 at 6:59 am

Finally! I can’t believe there’s NO other picture of the Woodfield Theaters on line anywhere. This of course was Woodfield 1 & 2 outside the mall. #3 and #4 were smaller and built a half block away. There were even smaller theaters in the mall built where the ice rink used to be.

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Senorsock commented about The auditorium on Apr 11, 2012 at 6:29 am

In comparison to some of the downtown theaters and the nearby Crest, th auditorium is pretty plain.

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Senorsock commented about Fox Theatre on Feb 18, 2012 at 9:16 am

Reopening is here! http://taftindependent.com/foxy-lady-opens-once-again-p246-90.htm

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Senorsock commented about AMC South Barrington 30 on Jul 18, 2011 at 5:15 am

Interesting this theater is a complete duplicate of the AMC 30 in Covina, CA. I’ve been to both and other than the enclosed ticket area to accomodate the cold Illinois winters, it is the same.

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Senorsock commented about balcony on Jun 30, 2011 at 1:51 am

I think you can safely delete this blurry picture.

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Senorsock commented about Reopening night on Jun 8, 2011 at 7:49 pm

Was this the size of the re-opening night “crowd”? If so, I don’t know if the Patio will remain open for too long.

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Senorsock commented about We're relaunching Cinema Treasures next week on May 15, 2011 at 5:47 am

This site just keeps getting better and better. Best of luck!

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Senorsock commented about The Return of Chicago's Patio Theater on Mar 3, 2011 at 6:00 am

This is GREAT news. This is a really great neighborhood theater. A gem that everyone should take the opportunity to experience. And if the Patio can make a comeback, maybe the Cubs can too.

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Senorsock commented about Patio Theatre on Oct 1, 2010 at 6:48 am

Great news! The Patio is on the “MUST SEE” list when I get back in town!

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Senorsock on Jun 18, 2010 at 8:41 am

The timing was bad on the Jerry Lewis Cinemas. If he had licensed his name to the theaters in 1960 he would have been providing them with a lot of films that were a hit at the time. Add in some popular Disney titles and the concept might have worked. By the time the first Jerry Lewis theater opened ten years later, Jerry’s film career was about over. He hadn’t had a major hit in years. Disney was still trying to find itself after Walt’s death. The theaters just didn’t have enough good product to succeed.

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Senorsock commented about Valley Plaza 6 on Jun 16, 2010 at 1:13 am

“Two Guys” is long gone as is the rest of Valley Plaza. It’s all closed, waiting for the wrecking ball.

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Senorsock commented about Rex II Theater on May 30, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Just speculating here but I think there was a original Rex theater in town and this is the sequel. Thus the “Rex 2”.

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Senorsock commented about Regency renovates, re-opens former Edwards cinema in San Juan Capistrano, CA on May 13, 2010 at 6:54 pm

That looks NOTHING like Rick’s Cafe. And what’s the deal with the cowboy?

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Senorsock commented about Atlantic Theater in Long Beach appears doomed on May 5, 2010 at 9:21 pm

This is a sad day. Long beach has lost a lot of great theaters. I hope someone is allowed to take a decent photo tour of the place before it is lost forever.

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Senorsock commented about Fox Theatre on Feb 21, 2010 at 3:50 am

The interior is intact, but there’s a lot of water damage to the ceiling, including a 15 foot hole and another 10-12 foot hole. In addition the seats are musty and moldy as are the carpets. Too bad because you can see a lot of the ornate design touches, including the large sconces on the walls. I’m sure the plumbing and electrical will have to be replaced. Can this forgotten gem be restored? Maybe. But its going to take a LOT of cash.

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Senorsock commented about Mayan on Oct 11, 2009 at 4:36 am

I finally got to tour the inside of the Mayan Theater last Thursday night and am thrilled to say it looks as great inside as it does outside. Although converted to a nightclub, the Mayan is in great shape and still looks like a theater inside (okay, minus 1,400 seats or so). The auditorium and chandelier in particular are definitely something to see. I was surprised at the small restrooms located on the mezzanine level. They seemed way too tiny to service 1,400+ audience members. The nightclub has more restrooms backstage and under the stage, but those would have been inaccessible when this operated as a theater. Are there some “lost” restrooms located behind a false wall somewhere in or underneath the Mayan lobby?

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Senorsock commented about Free L.A. theater tours tomorrow on Sep 28, 2009 at 7:37 pm

The tour was terrific. It showed off all levels of the Million Dollar and then took us from the basement and orchestra pit of the Morosco to the dusty upper balcony, closed for decades.

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Senorsock commented about The B Movie Celebration on Jul 23, 2009 at 7:58 pm

This is like a B-movie heaven!