Evergreen Theater

9730 S. Western Avenue,
Evergreen Park, IL 60805

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Evergreen Theater

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Was in the Evergreen Plaza Shopping Center in Evergreen Park.

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CinemarkFan on April 12, 2010 at 8:10 am

Thanks for the info Tim. Now I can kinda remember #1 now. That auditorium, along with River Oaks’s screen 9 were probably the biggest auditoriums of the south suburbs in their day. And sadly, both went down due to changing times and rough audiences.

Tim O'Neill
Tim O'Neill on April 12, 2010 at 8:34 am

CF If you get a chance check out Colony Theatre facebook page and become a fan.

whtesoxfan56 on November 3, 2011 at 1:47 am

I very vaguely remember this theater, if just for seeing its name in newspaper ads. Does anyone remember if this was a Cineplex Odeon, or a Loews theater? I thought it did get into the hands of one of those chains, and wouldn’t be surprised if they chose to close this theater, as a result of their merger in the late 90s.

Tim O'Neill
Tim O'Neill on November 3, 2011 at 1:50 am

It was originally an M&R Theatre, then it became a Loews Theatre in the late 1980s. And then………with the big merger; it became a Loews Cineplex Theatre and closed in the summer of 1999. It later got demolished.

whtesoxfan56 on November 4, 2011 at 11:38 pm

Ah, okay. For whatever weird reason, I was thinking it was C-O that eventually took control of this theater, but I see it wasn’t. Thanks for answering.

Sirrom0206 on February 17, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Wow, sad to hear about this. I saw the first run of Up In Smoke in this theater.

rivest266 on June 20, 2012 at 1:28 am

Grand opening ad uploaded in the photo section for this theatre.

DBuckley on September 19, 2012 at 1:58 am

I was an usher at the Evergreen in the Summer of 1970. Pay was .85/hour. Saw “Airport” & “Paint Your Wagon” numerous times. When they showed “Snoopy Come Home”, I had to stand in the lobby next to a guy in a Snoopy suit so the kids wouldn’t mob him. A sad note, one of the managers, Karl Hyde, was murdered in the theater in July 1973. Here’s a link about the homicide: http://il.findacase.com/research/wfrmDocViewer.aspx/xq/fac.%5CIL%5CIL2%5Carchwaf%5C1979%5C19790511_0000738.IL.htm/qx

bbfarmer on February 4, 2013 at 5:24 am

I only went to this theater once, as I lived nowhere near it, but it’s a fond memory. Saw “Taxi Driver” when it first came out, and the theater was still a twin. The other side was showing the Elliott Gould movie “I Will… I Will… For Now”.

olscoob on August 29, 2013 at 7:28 pm

very fond memories of the old Evergreen Plaza theatre. saw ALIENS there with dad, and in high school me and my friends would be there every Friday of opening night for the Halloween/Nightmare on Elm Street sequels. my last good memory was seeing The Blob remake on my day off from working at Evergreen Aqua. it was a huge theatre and it was awesome. Good times!

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