AMC Loews Norridge 10

4520 N. Harlem Avenue,
Norridge, IL 60706

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moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 19, 2017 at 11:29 am

more recliners i bet. Same thing happened with East Hanover earlier this year.

aek316
aek316 on September 19, 2017 at 10:39 am

Drove by the property today. The half that’s reopening as a theater soon has been completely repainted and looks great! Interestingly, the other building (which I believe is the original building) looks untouched other than the entrance being boarded up. Wonder what will be happening there?

Broan
Broan on September 7, 2017 at 12:14 pm

Woodfield, South Barrington, Cantera have

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 7, 2017 at 12:10 pm

I wonder if any of the former amc loews houses remaining will become amcs with recliners soon…

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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 4:34 pm

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

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/norridge/news/ct-nhh-millers-ale-tl-0519-20160513-story.html

NicoToscani
NicoToscani on December 23, 2015 at 11:17 pm

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.

Broan
Broan on December 3, 2015 at 7:57 pm

M&R. Fine journalism.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on December 3, 2015 at 7:50 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

amcbayplaza13
amcbayplaza13 on November 27, 2014 at 2:07 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.

whtesoxfan56
whtesoxfan56 on November 3, 2014 at 12:43 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.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on April 22, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Mikeoakandpark

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

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on April 22, 2014 at 2:13 pm

OMG they demolished Maurice Lennel.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on April 22, 2014 at 7:42 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.

Cinemaven
Cinemaven on April 22, 2013 at 3:49 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.