Kendall 11 GDX

95 Fifth Street,
Oswego, IL 60503

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Kendall 11 GDX

According to the Beacon News, an old ordinance had to be eliminated for the opening of the Kendall 8. The law said that said movies couldn’t be shown on Sundays but it was quickly changed so the theater could begin showing movies at the end of January 1998. The Beacon News noted the plans by Goodrich Quality Theatres to build a second 8-screen theater nearby. Apparently these plans were never realized and instead two screens were added and it became the Kendall 10.

In July of 1999 the Beacon News reported that the Oswego village board was disappointed that the city was not mentioned in the theater’s advertisements. The theater was listed as being located in Aurora/Naperville. “We’ve done a lot to bring that theater to Oswego, and I find it inappropriate”, was the village board’s reaction. After communicating with Goodrich Theatres, Goodrich finally agreed to change the advertisements to Aurora/Naperville/Oswego. In 2016 an 11th sceeen was added.

Contributed by rpierce

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Khnemu on September 28, 2016 at 8:05 am

The Goodrich Kendall 10 has been over the past several months remodeling and has built an eleventh, large-size auditorium, the GDX, which will feature Dolby Atmos sound. All 10 of the original auditoriums have been upgraded as well with new seating with more legroom, new sound systems, and decor. The concession and lobby areas have also been updated. A bar area has also been added. The theater is now known as the Kendall 11 GDX.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 7, 2017 at 9:56 pm

The web site of architects Paradigm Design lists Goodrich’s Kendall 11 GDX as one of the firm’s projects. I don’t know if the firm designed the original 8-screen project built in 1998 or not.

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