Grove Cinemas

1620 75th Street,
Downers Grove, IL 60516

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rivest266 on November 23, 2014 at 11:35 am

October 3rd, 1986 grand opening ad along with the Ridge Cinemas in Arlington Park in photo section.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 25, 2011 at 6:03 pm

It was a 35.000 square foot theatre complex.Will seat 2300 people.Large Screen for 70mm.

TLSLOEWS on February 24, 2010 at 1:25 pm

They just tore down part of it Catherine,but I kwnow what you mean.

spiderland on February 19, 2010 at 2:19 pm

The building wasn’t completely demolished. It currently stands as an Indian restaurant/banquet (Shikara Restaurant / Ashyana Banquets).

Check out the restaurant sometime. The food’s pretty decent, and you can kinda tell it used to be a theatre (from the left hallway to the room itself).

CatherineDiMartino on May 14, 2007 at 3:44 am

It seems odd that a 15 year old building would be demolished. But then again, considering our “throw-away” society, maybe not. Could this building have been re-used for anything? Likely not.

CinemarkFan on December 22, 2006 at 6:00 pm

River Oaks 1-6 is still around. Rivertree Court is now owned by Kerasotes, but may close when they open a 12 screen showplace at the nearby Hawthorne Mall. And Bloomingdale Court is still open by Village…at least until Century Theatres/Cinemark opens the 16 screener inside Stratford Square.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on December 19, 2006 at 8:46 am

This is another fine example of a short-lived Cineplex-Odeon Theatre biting the dust. Are ANY of the multi-plexes that C-O opened up between 1986 and 1990 in the Chicagoland Area still open as movie theatres? I can only name the Lincoln Village and the North Riverside, now both operated by Village Theatres. Others like the Burnham, the Bricktown, the Ridge, and the Town & Country came and went so quickly.

Broan on February 9, 2006 at 8:30 am

“From 1983 to 1990, Mr. Mesbur was the exclusive architect for Cineplex Odeon Corporation, during which time he was responsible for the design of over 250 multiplex locations in Canada, the United States and England. After the establishment of Mesbur+Smith Architects, the firm completed an additional five projects for Cineplex Odeon.” –

Broan on February 9, 2006 at 5:36 am

here is a second article. Note the architect is listed as David K. Mesbur.

Broan on February 9, 2006 at 4:42 am

It was never run by Plitt. See these opening articles.

CinemarkFan on November 19, 2004 at 9:02 pm

This theatre has recently been torn down. Check out the photo here at: Http://

Well, it was good while it lasted. But still, this could have been a good 2nd run house but that’s okay, I love the nearby Cinemark at Seven Bridges and Loews Woodridge 18 so that’s great.

MovieMan26 on February 14, 2004 at 5:09 pm

The last movies I saw here were “BAD MOON” & “SCREAM"
back in late 1996.