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. 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

Recent comments (view all 113 comments)

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.

Broan on December 3, 2015 at 10:57 pm

M&R. Fine journalism.

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.

DavidZornig on May 16, 2016 at 7:34 pm

Plans for a new AMC theater and a Miller’s Ale House via the Tribune.

Broan on May 16, 2016 at 7:44 pm

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

DavidZornig on May 16, 2016 at 7:49 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 on May 17, 2016 at 11:09 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 on August 9, 2016 at 10:26 pm

Trib article about the new project.

Broan on October 18, 2016 at 11:01 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 on October 19, 2016 at 1:13 pm

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.

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