River Oaks Theater 4

Calumet City, IL

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River Oaks Theater 4 was built and opened in 1978. It was attached to the building housing theater 1. It could hold 900 people and had the rocking chair seats like theater 1. It’s premiere attraction was “Magic”. Theater 4 is still open today though now it is known as theater 10 (with theater 1 now known as theater 9).

A six plex on the other side of River Oaks Mall was built in the 90’s and Loews oddly decided to change the screen numbers. Theater 4 is now used mostly as a second screen for whatever movie is in the bigger theater.

Last time I was in the auditorium (several years ago) it was a mess. The curtain was filthy, many seats were broken or unusable and the sound quality was muffled.

The theater was closed in January 2006.

Contributed by John

Recent comments (view all 13 comments)

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on December 11, 2007 at 1:15 pm

Thanks for the list JRS40. Now I know where my dad saw “The Onion Field” & “Prince of the City”. I’ve got a list for theaters 2,3,&4 myself, and I’ll look through them and post it here.

jimpiscitelli
jimpiscitelli on December 23, 2007 at 6:05 pm

Was the 12/1/78 release of “Saturday Night Fever” the PG-Version or the original R-Rated Version?

JRS40
JRS40 on January 11, 2008 at 10:17 am

I don’t think the PG rated version was released until 1979 so I am guessing this was the R version.

audione74
audione74 on December 16, 2008 at 5:33 pm

Fortunately Loew’s no longer exists. AMC took them over. A little too late though. I think AMC would’ve left this one and original #1 open.

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on May 16, 2009 at 10:55 pm

If I reopened this place, then this is the what-if listing of films that would’ve played here from it’s 3/24/06 opening to now. Orignally sat 900, seating would be reduced to 600-700 to make way for a larger restroom & concessions

3/24/06 – INSIDE MAN
4/14/06 – SCARY MOVIE 4
4/28/06 – UNITED 93
5/5/06 – MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 3
5/19/06 – THE DA VINCI CODE
6/9/06 – CARS
6/28/06 – SUPERMAN RETURNS
7/14/06 – PIRATES 2: DEAD MAN’S CHEST (moveover from 1-6)
8/18/06 – SNAKES ON A PLANE
8/25/06 – THE ILLUSIONIST
9/1/06 – IDLEWILD (moveover from #9)
9/8/06 – HOLLYWOODLAND
9/15/06 – LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (moveover from 1-6)
10/6/06 – THE DEPARTED
11/3/06 – BORAT
11/10/06 – BABEL
11/17/06 – CASINO ROYALE
12/8/06 – APOCALYPTO
12/20/06 – ROCKY BALBOA
1/5/07 – CHILDREN OF MEN
1/19/07 – PAN’S LABYRINTH
2/9/07 – THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND (moveover from 1-6)
2/14/07 – TYLER PERRY’S DADDY’S LITTLE GIRLS
3/2/07 – BREACH (moveover from #9)
3/9/07 – 300
4/6/07 – GRINDHOUSE
4/13/07 – DISTURBIA
4/20/07 – FRACTURE
5/4/07 – SPIDER-MAN 3
5/25/07 – PIRATES 3: AT WORLD’S END
6/8/07 – OCEAN’S 13
6/27/07 – LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD
7/11/07 – HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX
7/27/07 – TALK TO ME
8/3/07 – THE BOURNE ULTIMATIUM
9/7/07 – 3:10 TO YUMA
9/21/07 – EASTERN PROMISES
9/28/07 – THE KINGDOM
10/19/07 – GONE BABY GONE
11/2/07 – AMERICAN GANGSTER
11/16/07 – NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
11/30/07 – AMERICAN GANGSTER
12/14/07 – I AM LEGEND
1/18/08 – CLOVERFIELD
1/25/08 – RAMBO
2/8/08 – NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
2/22/08 – VANTAGE POINT
3/7/08 – THE BANK JOB
3/28/08 – 21
4/11/08 – STREET KINGS
4/18/08 – THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM
5/2/08 – IRON MAN
5/22/08 – INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL
6/27/08 – WANTED
7/2/08 – HANCOCK
7/18/08 – THE DARK KNIGHT
8/13/08 – TROPIC THUNDER
9/19/08 – LAKEVIEW TERRACE
9/26/08 – EAGLE EYE
10/24/08 – HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR
11/14/08 – QUANTUM OF SOLACE
11/21/08 – TWILIGHT
12/5/08 – MILK
12/25/08 – FROST/NIXON
1/9/09 – GRAN TORINO
1/16/09 – DEFIANCE
1/23/09 – SLUMDOG MILLIONARE
2/13/09 – FRIDAY THE 13TH
2/27/09 – TAKEN
3/6/09 – SLUMDOG MILLIONARE
3/20/09 – WATCHMEN (moveover from #9, #11-12)
3/27/09 – MONSTERS VS. ALIENS 3-D
4/24/09 – OBSESSED
5/8/09 – STAR TREK
5/29/09 – UP 3-D

With any luck, this theater will be reopened soon.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 17, 2009 at 12:03 am

According to Boxoffice Magazine, July 31, 1978, this theater was designed by the Chicago firm of Finck, Stowell & Frolichstein.

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on August 8, 2009 at 9:09 am

Suggestions for more recent times:

6/19/2009 The Proposal
7/1/2009 Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen
7/10/2009 Bruno
7/17/2009 The Hangover
7/24/2009 G-Force in REAL-D
8/14/2009 District 9
8/28/2009 The Final Destination in REAL-D
9/11/2009 Sorority Row
9/18/2009 Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs in REAL-D
10/2/2009 Toy Story Double Feature in REAL-D
10/16/2009 Where The Wild Things Are
10/23/2009 Couples Retreat
11/6/2009 A Christmas Carol in REAL-D
11/25/2009 Old Dogs
12/18/2009 Avatar in REAL-D

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on January 24, 2010 at 1:26 am

If it were open today…

5/29/09 – UP 3-D
7/1/09 – PUBLIC ENEMIES
7/15/09 – HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE
8/7/09 – JULIE & JULIA
8/14/09 – DISTRICT 9
8/28/09 – THE FINAL DESTINATION 3-D
9/11/09 – TYLER PERRY’S I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF
9/18/09 – CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 3-D
10/9/09 – GOOD HAIR
10/16/09 – WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
10/23/09 – LAW ABIDING CITIZEN (moveover from #8)
10/28/09 – MICHAEL JACKSON’S THIS IS IT
11/6/09 – THE FOURTH KIND
11/13/09 – PRECIOUS
11/20/09 – THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON
12/4/09 – ARMORED
12/18/09 – AVATAR 3-D

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on June 7, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Has this building been demolished?

Sirdrummer007
Sirdrummer007 on June 20, 2012 at 10:38 am

No Paul. it still stands.

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