Lincoln Village 1-6

6341 McCormick Boulevard,
Chicago, IL 60659

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Lincoln Village 1-6

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This cinema opened June 29, 1989 as an addition to the orignal Lincoln Village cinema that had three screens.

The first movies to show at Lincoln Village 1-6 were “The Karate Kid Part III”, (on two screens), “Do The Right Thing”, “Great Balls of Fire”, and “Batman” (on two screens).

When the new six screen building opened, the original triplex changed from the Lincoln Village 1-3 to the 7-9. In the early 2000’s, the former Lincoln Village 7-9 was closed and demolished, replaced by a Borders Bookstore. In late-2005, the Lincoln Village 1-6 was sold by Loews to the Village Theatres chain.

The Lincoln Village was acquired by FunAsia, a chain featuring Bollywood films, in May of 2008. However, by December 2008, the theater was closed.

Contributed by Aaron wood

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Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on December 27, 2010 at 7:37 am

“Rice Lake Square (opened Dec 1989) is now a Linens-n-Things.”

Who knows what it is now that Linens-n-Things went out of business?

whtesoxfan56
whtesoxfan56 on September 27, 2011 at 10:23 am

It’s sad to think about the deterioration of this theater, since I agree this was a decent theater to see movies at years ago. (and like whaler, for a while this was my go-to first run theater, at least till the end of my teenage years) So much wasted opportunity that this never became a 2nd-run theater(Picture Show should’ve taken over this theater, a la Bloomingdale Court), but I know the parking lot issue with the Metropolitan Reclamation Water District would have to be resolved for this theater to be viable(and of course, for its parking lot to be totally repaved). Though I don’t know for sure, I wouldn’t be surprised if the parking lot issue it had(under Village Entertainment) did hurt its business.

I pass by here at least a few times a month, and I wonder if the Jewish school that I supposedly heard took out a lien to acquire this building will ever finally follow through and turn it into classrooms? I guess if the lien expires, Cinemark could consider taking over this theater, along with River Oaks. :) Too bad I remember reading here before I became a member here, that McClurg Court was gutted in early 2011.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on April 8, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Anything happening with this theatre building? I haven’t been on Cinema Treasres for awhile and it’s been years since I’ve been in the LV’s area.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on April 14, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Just drove by it. Still looks like the profile picture. “Pineapple Express” & “Tropic Thunder” are still on the marquee.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on May 13, 2012 at 5:07 pm

David,

Wow, those movies were out about 4 years ago!

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on May 14, 2012 at 7:49 am

According to some photos I found elsewhere on the internet the place has been badly vandalized, at leat the exterior has.

alex35mm
alex35mm on May 14, 2012 at 10:03 am

For a while after it closed there was a way in. Since then the building is fairly well secured with VPS, however one flaw in VPS’s design is it doesn’t secure weak points in the actual structure. Like dry wall surrounding door ways. I took a peak last summer and it was pretty standard for a building that just sits. There’s tagging and general debris everywhere. Projection equipment is long gone. There is a 2nd floor window that was smashed at water/snow gets in. The roof is leaking very bad in theater 6 on the 2nd floor. This was an issue even when the theater was still open, I worked there. I’m still fascinated by this place, with all the potential it had. How various corporations can simply not care. I’m betting eventually it was just be torn down. From what I’ve heard from older industry friends Cineplex was in financial trouble as this theater was being finished from their massive expansion into Chicagoland from ‘84 on. They were over budget. One of the reasons it was originally planned to be an 8 screen, but never was. Corners were cut.

lana69
lana69 on May 27, 2012 at 5:56 am

LOOKS LIKE A NICE THEATER

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on July 29, 2012 at 5:22 am

I don’t understand all the activity that took place around this property: it closing, the parking lot being closed off, the Jewish Center supposedly converting it. Somehow it all seems kind of weird. Hopefully something good will come out of all this. Right now it must be a mess inside.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 23, 2014 at 9:26 am

June 29th, 1989 grand opening ad in photo section.

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