River Oaks Theater 4

River Oaks Center Drive,
Calumet City, IL 60409

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timothydrake
timothydrake on January 28, 2018 at 11:32 am

Exactly when will that old theater be demolished? It’s been vacant for 12 years!

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on November 23, 2014 at 7:15 pm

I too am always concerned about these two theatres, especially the DIMENSION-150 theatre with it’s GIANT CURVED SCREEN. I was in the general area last night and made a special trip over see if the building was still standing. I love to drive around to the back of the building to take a look at that giant curved wall that follows the curve of the D-150 SCREEN just on the other side of the wall. Last night I didn’t drive back to the back wall cause I saw a car drive in back and park, who knows what was going on? Anyway the building still stands as of 22 November 2014.

whtesoxfan56
whtesoxfan56 on November 22, 2014 at 12:11 pm

This stood, at least as of June 2013. I keep in close touch with a few friends in the south suburbs, and I know they would’ve informed me immediately, if demolition ever occurred here. I still have a bad feeling it’ll be torn down, one of these days.

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

No Paul. it still stands.

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

Has this building been demolished?

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

JRS40
JRS40 on December 9, 2007 at 6:53 pm

Here are the movie bookings for theater 4 from its 1978 opening through 1981.

11/3/78 – THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL
11/24/78- HEAVEN CAN WAIT
12/1/78 – SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
12/8/78 – HALLOWEEN
12/22/78- MOMENT BY MOMENT
1/19/79 – THE BIG FIX
1/26/79 – ICE CASTLES
2/23/79 – THE LATE, GREAT PLANET EARTH
3/2/79 – NORMA RAE
4/6/79 – THE CHAMP
6/8/79 – JAWS
6/22/79 – ROCKY II
8/17/79 – MORE AMERICAN GRAFFITI
8/31/79 – CONCORDE: AIRPORT 79
9/14/79 – THE DEER HUNTER
9/28/79 – THE ONION FIELD
10/26/79- YANKS
11/9/79 – STARTING OVER
11/16/79- APOCALYPSE NOW
12/7/79 – HALLOWEEN
12/14/79- APOCALYPSE NOW
12/21/79- THE DEER HUNTER
12/25/79- GOING IN STYLE
2/8/80 – JUST TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT
2/22/80 – ALL THAT JAZZ
5/23/80 – MARY POPPINS
6/20/80 – THE BLUES BROTHERS
9/26/80 – MY BODYGUARD
10/31/80- LOVING COUPLES
11/7/80 – THE STUNT MAN
11/28/80- CADDYSHACK plus AIRPLANE
12/19/80- 9 TO 5
1/16/81 – MOUNTAIN FAMILY ROBINSON
1/23/81 – POPEYE
2/13/81 – EYEWITNESS
3/13/81 – TRIBUTE
3/27/81 – THIEF
4/10/81 – NIGHTHAWKS
5/22/81 – THE FOUR SEASONS
5/29/81 – BUSTIN LOOSE
6/26/81 – FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
7/24/81 – EYE OF THE NEEDLE
7/31/81 – SUPERMAN II
8/14/81 – UNDER THE RAINBOW
8/28/81 – COMIN AT YA
9/18/81 – CONTINENTAL DIVIDE
10/2/81 – PRINCE OF THE CITY
10/23/81- THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT’S WOMAN
11/6/81 – HALLOWEEN II
11/20/81- HOUSE OF WAX
12/18/81- NEIGHBORS

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on February 1, 2006 at 1:11 pm

That’s okay, the Lansing just down the road will benefit from the closure of the River Oaks. If big behemoths like AMC don’t want your money, then by all means give it to the little guys like Jenco (which owns the Lansing).

RobertR
RobertR on February 5, 2004 at 5:07 am

Loews used to take such care with their theatres, they are qwuickly becoming the new UA. Run them down, loose attendance and close them.