Village Cinema

3034 Rose Street,
Franklin Park, IL 60131

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davidcoppock on August 5, 2017 at 1:28 pm

It looks like it is in an aircraft hanger!!

okcray on August 5, 2017 at 11:35 am

The last ad for the Village Theater (as it was later known) I was able to find in the Chicago Tribune Online Archives appeared on September 20, 1978. The films were ERUPTION and CHINA DESADE. Whether they continued to show films without running ads (or no longer running them in the Tribune) after that is anyone’s guess.

zas650 on July 10, 2012 at 10:16 pm

What was the last movie shown before they closed the theater for good? just want to know….

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 13, 2009 at 1:11 am

The opening date of 1941 currently given is wrong. The Rose had recently opened when it was featured in the April 2, 1949, issue of Boxoffice Magazine. The all aluminum pre-fab metal building was built by the Reynolds Metal Company, and adapted for theater use by Fairfield Enterprises Inc., designers and builders. The 600-seat house was built for $60 a seat, compared to a cost of $150 to $200 a seat for conventional theater construction at the time.

lafalot55 on February 27, 2007 at 7:54 pm

I lived in Schiller Park. Went to the Rose often. Saw House On Haunted Hill and Premature Burial there as a teen. Carol Ries

Szyd on January 27, 2005 at 2:56 pm

Aaron in the seveties the Rose screened adult movies if my memory is correct.

MovieMan26 on February 5, 2004 at 6:11 am

Dose anybody know what was the last movie shown at the rose?…I would like to know.