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The Will Rogers was demolished in 1990 after being closed for four years. I added a photo that was taken in either 1989 or 1990. Notice the Daley for Mayor bench.
Photo snapped in 1982.
Justin; Go down there and ask one of the business managers (within the premises of the Colony Theatre building) who owns the property and get some contact info.
THE EXORCIST didn’t open at the State-Lake on December 26, 1973. It started showing at the State-Lake in February, 1974. The big 1973 Christmas attraction at the State-Lake was PAPILLON.
Cineplex-Odeon came to the Chicago market in the Fall of 1985.
This theatre now has THREE auditoriums.
The Clermont is currently being demolished. The front facade is still standing but I don’t know if it will survive the wrecker’s ball.
BREAKER MORANT opened at the Biograph Theatre on Friday, April 10, 1981.
BREAKER MORANT opened at the Biograph on Friday, April 10, 1981.
CStefanic. The Biograph has screened some digital presentations in its main theatre. A digital projector was temporarily installed. I’m sure anything can be screened there as long as the equipment is installed, as well as a screen.
Photo by Gerry Souter.
Theatre 9 has 107 seats. Theatre 10 has 95 seats.
I’m writing this on September 13, 2016. Today is the 35th Anniversary of the closing of the Cinema Theatre.
Hey, Barry. Check out the photo section. I just posted a photo of the auditorium.
Chicago Tribune photo.
I highly doubt there was a James Brown concert at the McVickers Theatre. By 1983/1984, the McVickers was showing mostly kung fu movies. I don’t ever recall hearing about a concert there at the time.
Somebody wrote to me and told me that the Germania Theatre might have opened on June 24, 1916; although he said that is unconfirmed. Does anyone out there know an exact date of the Germania’s opening? I can’t find any ads in the June 24, 1916 Tribune.
GONE WITH THE WIND premiered simultaneously at the Woods and Oriental Theatres. Maybe GWTW played at the Esquire later in 1940; I’m not sure.
February or March, 1944.
I believe the actual closing date was Sunday, January 4, 1981.
STRAIGHT TIME is on TCM tonight. 12:30 a.m. central time. 1:30 a.m. eastern time.