AMC Loews Norridge 10

4520 N. Harlem Avenue,
Norridge, IL 60706

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The Norridge Theatre originally opened in the late-1960’s as a twin. It was increased to four screens by the late-1970’s. Later, six more were added in another building.

The AMC Loews Norridge 10 was closed on July 15, 2012.

Contributed by James Piscitelli

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CSWalczak
CSWalczak on October 7, 2012 at 1:48 pm

True, but my guess is that even if Classic Cinemas could purchase or get a lease on the property, it probably would not be able or willing to make the expensive investment that would be needed in making the digital upgrade and other renovations to this dated ten-screener, especially with the Muvico megaplex so relatively nearby. Also, if AMC owns the property , it has to be remembered that the company frequently puts ‘no further cinema use’ clauses in sale agreements.

Cinemaven
Cinemaven on April 22, 2013 at 6:49 pm

In the end, The Norridge theatre became a sad case. That somehow saddens me if I look back. Especially when I seen some films there during the 1980’s. Those actually seemed like the “Good Old Days”. I guess with other cinemas, And somehow general neglect, Plus the prospect of another business potentially taking over. The days & nights of the Norridge theatre in bloom would become a thing of the past.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on April 22, 2014 at 10:42 am

The Maurice Lennel Cookie Company, which was just down the street from the Norridge Theatre, was recently demolished.

I wonder if a similar fate awaits the Norridge.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on April 22, 2014 at 5:13 pm

OMG they demolished Maurice Lennel.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on April 22, 2014 at 6:27 pm

Mikeoakandpark

https://www.flickr.com/photos/eddie-chicago-railfan/13983537793/ in all its sadness.

whtesoxfan56
whtesoxfan56 on November 3, 2014 at 3:43 pm

I never thought about that issue CSWalczak, but I bet you’re right that AMC put that in their leasing clause, as a condition of sale of this property. As for this theater, it’d be nice if Classic Cinemas were to bring this theater back to life, but who knows. They interestingly did take a chance and brought North Riverside Mall 6 back to life, despite the Kerasotes/AMC 14 theater a few miles east in Cicero.

amcbayplaza13
amcbayplaza13 on November 27, 2014 at 5:07 pm

I never thought that AMC just closed their Loews Norridge 10. If Classic Cinemas will bring this theater back to life that will be awesome. AMC Kerasotes 14 is a few miles east in Cicero.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on December 3, 2015 at 10:50 pm

This Trib article says it was and M&E 12 screen that closed in 2008. I can’t find another Norridge on CT, and I can’t imagine 22 screens at the same address.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/norridge/news/ct-nhh-movie-theater-sale-tl-1203-20151130-story.html

Broan
Broan on December 3, 2015 at 10:57 pm

M&R. Fine journalism.

NicoToscani
NicoToscani on December 24, 2015 at 2:17 am

I have so many happy memories of visiting this theater in the 70s though the 90s. It’s too bad it’s gone, but upgrading it to modern standards would have cost a fortune. Another part of my youth gone forever.

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