United Artists Theatre

45 W. Randolph Street,
Chicago, IL 60601

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United Artists

This is a picture of the United Artists theatre on Randolph Street. To the right is the Woods, after the Woods (barely visible is the Garrick) and in the distance one can spot the Palace Cinerama.

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Jon Lidolt
Jon Lidolt on July 16, 2011 at 1:26 pm

The photo of the United Artists and the other theatres further down Randolph Street was taken in 1960.

CSWalczak on July 20, 2011 at 9:36 am

That picture sure stirs memories; Cinerama in Chicago would soon shift over to the McVickers, and I remember that “Anatomy of a Murder,” showing at the Woods, was rather controversial at its initial release.

GFeret on July 30, 2012 at 12:29 pm

that’s one fine old color photo, a kodachrome i imagine

can see the elevated station when it was positioned at randolph then. autos with tailfins

and chinese restaurant hoe sai gai. there’s a ‘_____hamburger’ there at the SW dearborn/randolph corner, can’t quite make it out…..not wimpys

i remember as a kid really liking the stores & restaurants in the block that unfortunately were demolished for the civic/daley center a couple years later

Jon Lidolt
Jon Lidolt on November 17, 2012 at 10:34 am

Thanks for the positive comment on the photo which I shot on 35mm Anscochrome film. Sure wish we still had a few of those splendid old theatres to go to today. But on a positive note: the big screen digital presentations of late are getting better all the time.

GFeret on December 17, 2012 at 4:07 pm

unfaded anscochrome, NIHE

GFeret on December 31, 2014 at 10:23 am

not the PALACE Cinerama but BISMARCK, it’s alternative monicker which is seen on the distant vertical signage here. ‘favorite" this photo? how could you not love it if you like me had been there

GFeret on April 30, 2015 at 8:53 am

i can’t say enough about this photo, for me it has it all. daley (civic) center block before demolition including hong sue gai chinese restaurant, randolph/wells elevated station in distance, average guys on street wearing hats

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