Orland Square Cinemas

43 Orland Square Drive,
Orland Park, IL 60462

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Orland Square

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The Orland Square Cinemas were initially a four screen complex in one building near the current location of Toys-R-Us in the Orland Square Mall. In the mid to late-1980’s six more screens were added near Wolf Camera.

The theater actually thrived until Marcus Cinemas' Orland Park Cinema was built around 1995. The original theater eventually closed down in the late-1990’s. The later addition was shuttered a short time thereafter and eventually demolished to make way for the Robert Morris College Tech Center.

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rivest266
rivest266 on March 5, 2006 at 7:52 pm

I just uploaded it here at
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the ad was for both theatres.

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on March 5, 2006 at 9:12 pm

Thanks for the ad Mike.

HDTVdesignteam
HDTVdesignteam on July 12, 2006 at 9:34 pm

I remember seeing Star Wars there. It was close enough that I could ride a bike to the mall or Chicago Health Clubs and see a movie after. (131st and 84th)

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on August 22, 2008 at 12:16 am

Is the original theater still standing? I haven’t been that way in a while.

If it’s still there, perhaps someone (like me) could remodel it & turn it into an art-house or 2nd run cinema.

CplexAlumni96
CplexAlumni96 on February 18, 2009 at 9:54 am

I was asst. manager @ 1-6 for a short time in the late 90’s. This place was a run into the ground. At that time it was that managers responsibility to not only manage the theater but also run the projectors as there were no more union projectionists. I have good memories of working for Cineplex Odeon in River Oaks, but taking the management position @ Orland Sq. was a big mistake. The job wasn’t fun anymore and I moved on.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 14, 2009 at 11:32 pm

This was one of at least four 1970s multi-screen theaters designed for Plitt Theatres by the Chicago architectural firm of Finck, Stowell & Frolichstein. The others were:

Cherryvale Mall Cinema, Rockford, Illinois.

Hawthorne Theatres, Vernon Hills, Illinois.

Fox Valley Theatres, Aurora, Illinois.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on October 3, 2011 at 8:24 pm

An article about the demolition (apparently of the original part of the theater): http://tinleypark.patch.com/articles/business-comings-goings-theater-demolition-begins-at-orland-square-mall

EleventhHourHauntedHouse
EleventhHourHauntedHouse on March 26, 2012 at 6:08 am

We rented the building from 2001-2002 for the eleventh hour haunted house but had to relocate in order for the building to be demolished…which never happened that decade. www.eleventhhour.info We now run the event in Elk Grove.

rivest266
rivest266 on June 23, 2012 at 10:14 pm

I uploaded the grand opening ad from June 17th, 1977 (along with the Bolingbrook theatres) in the photo section for this cinema.

theatrelifer
theatrelifer on December 13, 2012 at 10:49 am

I was a manager at both theatres Orland 1-4 and then I opened 5-8. seating was 250,250,400,400. The first big movie we played was Ghostbusters.

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