Deerbrook Cinema

180 S. Waukegan Road,
Deerfield, IL 60015

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Deerbrook Cinema (General Cinema), Deerfield, IL

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Located in Deerfield’s Deerbrook Mall on Waukegan Road, the Deerbrook Cinema was originally opened in the mid-1970’s as a twin. During the mid-1980’s, two more auditoriums were added to the theater. The Deerbrook was operated by General Cinema. This rather plain theater was closed in 2001. It and the mall were demolished in April 2017.

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ayim
ayim on April 1, 2011 at 3:10 am

I remember we didn’t get paid extra for working on the holidays. I wonder if movie theater workers are still getting the shaft on that. I wish I could get back in touch with Scott Thomas or Roden Desacola.

rdesacola
rdesacola on December 14, 2011 at 1:41 pm

lol… brings back memories :)

aek316
aek316 on October 7, 2013 at 12:37 am

The general cinemas sign was taken off the outside of the mall building recently :(. Is something finally happening with the theater I wonder?

jonrev
jonrev on May 27, 2016 at 2:59 am

I was talking to someone recently who apparently worked security at Deerbrook. Supposedly the screening rooms are now totally flooded with water.

optimist008
optimist008 on May 27, 2016 at 1:08 pm

Spoke to a National Amusements Managing Director who said the their schedule is supposed to be a 50 hour week, but usually ends up being 60 hours. An assistant manager in the same theater told me he worked a double shift from 9AM to 1AM in one day. Divide these hours by their salaries and it must be quite pitiful. The typical working hours in these multiplexes are worse than ever…imagine a female manager locking up at 3:30 AM as is the case now..

orsonwellescinema
orsonwellescinema on March 30, 2017 at 11:49 pm

I remember seeing Videodrome and Spaceballs there.

jonrev
jonrev on April 22, 2017 at 4:06 am

This theater – along with the mall interior – is now in demo.

MrBob
MrBob on April 22, 2017 at 9:39 am

I can’t help but think of all the poor homeless cockroaches!

Broan
Broan on May 10, 2017 at 12:36 pm

Jonrev, can you please post some of your great pics here?

yman74
yman74 on September 19, 2017 at 1:04 am

I worked there from about 1993-5 and was there during the long remodel. I remember the bosses always didn’t like when I was at the ticket counter I would lean on it because it was so low to the ground and when they tore it up they took a section and everyone signed it and they gave it to me… it wasn’t very funny looking back.

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