Homewood Theatre

18110 S. Dixie Highway,
Homewood, IL 60430

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Homewood Theatre...Homewood Illinois

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Opened on November 23, 1937 with Bing Crosby in “Double or Nothing”. The theatre building was a conversion of a former auto repair shop. The 600-seat Homewood Theatre operated until 1984, and was demolished in the spring of 1992.

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Broan
Broan on August 3, 2006 at 3:44 pm

Here is a HAARGIS profile on the theater, including a picture

jjc
jjc on August 28, 2007 at 3:02 am

The Homewood was a great old theater although by the time I was going there it was really run down. In the early 1980s, it played art house, foreign and independent stuff. I remember seeing “Diva” there for a high school class and they had great midnight showings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

JudithK
JudithK on May 22, 2010 at 1:22 am

I can’t believe it, but I never got into the Homewood Theatre and have been regretting it ever since.

JudithK
JudithK on May 22, 2010 at 1:25 am

I seem to remember that the Homewood Theatre only ran movies at night and that parking could be a problem.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on June 23, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Nice looking theatre.

Beadee
Beadee on July 8, 2010 at 6:24 pm

Such a great little theater. Shame on the folks in Homewood for not keeping it going.

Melody Mart has taken over the corner now and ironically the parking is available now. If you walk behingd the downtown buildings, they have painted the wall to look like the old theater. I will post a photo one of these days.

I drank enough Dr. Nut to drown in around 1982-1984. We lived over the Rigewood Tap and went to see the double feature of Flashdance and 48 Hours about 7 times. After you could walk across the street to Three Brothers restaurant or Record Swap to buy the soundtrack.

When they reopened w/ art films I can also remember marble statues in the lobby.

hitherandyon
hitherandyon on November 10, 2010 at 3:05 am

I used to love going to the movies there, smiling at the Greek
statues on the sides of the theatre and then they’d stop
the movie in the middle and all the patrons would waltz out to enjoy tiny squares of cake & coffee in the very small front lobby and talk to your fellow patrons. Then lights would flicker to tell you the movie was starting again.

Quirky but endearing.

cjc
cjc on January 18, 2012 at 5:45 am

Although long since removed from the area, there are certain places I will never forget. The Flossmoor Bakery, Aurelio’s, Dog & Suds and one of the truly unique movie theaters of its time-the Homewood Theater.The concept was simple-combine lesser known or obscure films with refreshments at intermission in a nostalgic one screen venue. My last memorable impression of the Homewood Theater was running into a former girlfriend during the intermission for the movie appropriatelty titled “ Don’t Look Now”.

DonLewis
DonLewis on January 25, 2012 at 9:10 pm

From the 1940s a photo postcard view of the Homewood Theatre in Homewood.

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