Marcus Elgin Fox Ultrascreen Theatre

111 S. Randall Road,
Elgin, IL 60123

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Marcus Elgin Fox Ultrascreen Theatre

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Home of the 70 by 35 foot “Ultrascreen”, with almost 500 seats and JBL Sound.

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Cam
Cam on January 30, 2007 at 3:06 am

A nighttime view of the Fox can be seen in Set #5, at http://www.mekong.net/random/theatres.htm Not sure exactly when it was taken, but I believe that it was around 1997.

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on November 14, 2008 at 9:23 pm

I contacted Marcus about running a 70MM movie from time to time at the Ultra-Screen, this was the response

“Thank you for contacting Marcus Theatres,

I will pass your comments onto our film department for their
consideration. Unfortunatly, I don’t believe the demand for classic
films on 70 mm is there from the majority of our guests.

Although shown on 35 mm, we have had many film festivals/revivals
showing classic films/cult classics, etc and the attendance was not what we’d hoped. When we directly compete with over the air TV and DVD’s, it is difficult for anyone other than a cinemaphile to appreciate. Additionally, the theatre industry is starting to move away from film projectors and into digital technology.

I think your suggestion is a good one, but I think it would work better for an arthouse or another venue that specializes in classic films. I wish you luck."

The demand isn’t there because they don’t premote it. If they advertise it, can you imagine the number of fathers/grandfathers taking kids to see movies like “2001”, “Lawrence of Arabia”, and “HTWWW” the way it were ment to be seen.

Gosh, I know 2k/4k is the new fad. But please, don’t erase showmanship of the past.

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on December 19, 2008 at 5:57 am

They seem to be more interested in imitation DLP more than anything.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 11, 2009 at 6:30 am

Here is a March 1997 ad from the Daily Herald:
http://tinyurl.com/lkjyjd

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