Regal Crystal Lake Showplace Stadium 16

5000 W. Northwest Highway,
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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Originally opened in 1996 by Rhyan Management Company, who also operated it for many years. This theater has undergone a couple of makeovers and in fact has moved just west of its first and second locations and is still on Route 14 about ½ mile west of Route 31.

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Broan
Broan on September 8, 2007 at 12:08 pm

Originally a 2-screen built around 1972, it was increased to 4 around 1980, and 3 more were added in the late 80s. The 8th screen was the old El Tovar/Raue Center downtown. The old complex was demolished in 1996 after the 16 opened. I have to wonder if the 2-screen was originally a Kerasotes as the Showplace name is generally theirs.

WayBackWhen2008
WayBackWhen2008 on May 28, 2008 at 6:17 pm

Does anyone have a pic of this theatre. I may have been here as a young child during a summer visit with my cousins in Crytal Lake. This is where I first saw Grease. I rememeber my cousins and I singing the songs from the movie that summer. I had a blast.

Maria

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 26, 2009 at 1:45 pm

I recalled vaguely that Crystal Lake was where the teenagers get slaughtered in the Friday the 13th movies, so I looked it up. The chamber of commerce must love that.

DAL
DAL on June 25, 2012 at 4:54 pm

This might have been owned by Rhyan Management, who had other locations across the northern Chicago suburbs. It never was Kerasotes. The “Showplace” name was used by several independent companies; in Evansville, Indiana, Kerasotes had to call their 16-plex “Stadium” since the local chain already called their theatres “Showplace.”

DAL
DAL on June 25, 2012 at 4:54 pm

This might have been owned by Rhyan Management, who had other locations across the northern Chicago suburbs. It never was Kerasotes. The “Showplace” name was used by several independent companies; in Evansville, Indiana, Kerasotes had to call their 16-plex “Stadium” since the local chain already called their theatres “Showplace.”

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