AMC Loews Norridge 10

4520 N. Harlem Avenue,
Norridge, IL 60706

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The Norridge Theatre originally opened in 1970 as a twin. On July 25, 1975 a third screen was added. It was increased to four screens on June 10, 1977. Later, six more were added in another building.

The AMC Loews Norridge 10 was closed on July 15, 2012. In October 2016 the six additional screens were being renovated to reopen as 4-6 AMC cinemas. The original twin (later 4 screens) will be converted into retail use.

Contributed by James Piscitelli

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Broan
Broan on May 16, 2016 at 4:44 pm

I’m surprised they’re actually interested in reusing the building.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on May 16, 2016 at 4:49 pm

It’s probably because of the clear spans of former auditoriums and lower costs of redevelopment versus demolition and new construction. Not to mention the time factor to tear down and start from scratch.

GFeret
GFeret on May 17, 2016 at 8:09 am

I find it interesting in of course a stupid way that 2 blocks south from here you have the Harlem-Irving Mall where every last square inch obviously is at a retail development premium, but here the defunct norridge theatre parcel takes years before somebody gives a hoot about using it. the old RE adage “location-location-location” at its most bizarre

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on August 9, 2016 at 7:26 pm

Trib article about the new project.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/norridge/news/ct-nhh-theater-sold-tl-0811-20160808-story.html

Broan
Broan on October 18, 2016 at 8:01 pm

The Norridge is currently being gutted to prepare for redevelopment of the original twin (later screens 5-10) into 4-6 AMC cinemas. The later addition 4 screens will be converted into retail.

I uploaded a diagram to make the sequence of additions and splits easier to understand. I think it is correct.

CrustyB
CrustyB on October 19, 2016 at 10:13 am

I saw JAWS here when I was a kid. There’s a stone in front that resembles the open-mouthed shark from the iconic poster for the movie. It’s still there.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 11, 2016 at 9:47 am

July 25th, 1975 and June 10th, 1977 grand opening ads for cinema 3 & 4 in the photo section.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on January 10, 2017 at 7:35 am

I’m so glad they’re renovating this place.

aek316
aek316 on March 13, 2017 at 9:27 pm

I drove by the property today. The vintage Norridge sign that faced Harlem Avenue is sadly no more. They are in the demolition process in both buildings. I actually ran into a demo worker and he told me nearly everything has been gutted on the inside and that things were in rough shape inside before the demo work even started. It seems like there’s lots of work still to be done before it reopens.

aek316
aek316 on March 13, 2017 at 9:39 pm

Uploaded a photo I took today of the front sign stripped to just its frame.

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