Picture Show at Bloomingdale Court

324 W. Army Trail Road,
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

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This cinema was opened in 1989 for the Cineplex Odeon chain and is located at the Bloomingdale Court shopping center. The Village Theaters chain took over the cinema in 2000, the same year Village took over the nearby Stratford Square Cinemas.

In 2008, the FunAsia chain acquired the Bloomingdale Court Cinemas after the Village chain went out of business, and renamed the theater the FunAsia Bloomingdale showing Bollywood features. In August 2009, it was renamed Picture Show at Bloomingdale Court and became a second run theatre.

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jimpiscitelli
jimpiscitelli on August 16, 2009 at 4:25 pm

The Bloomingdale theatres will be reopened on August 28, 2009 under the Picture Show discount movie chain. Admission will be $1.75 all times, on Tuesday admission will be $1.00. I knew that this theatre will eventually run as a second-run theatre.

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on August 16, 2009 at 5:12 pm

That’s cool. I’ve heard good things about that chain.

And another late 80s CO is saved!

jimpiscitelli
jimpiscitelli on August 28, 2009 at 6:30 am

The new name is now called Picture Show at Bloomingdale.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on August 30, 2009 at 4:53 pm

I’m glad to see that this place has re-opened. It looks like FunAsia really didn’t last very long. I wasn’t able to find a website for this theatre.

jimpiscitelli
jimpiscitelli on August 31, 2009 at 3:29 am

@Paul: You can find showtimes at www.movietickets.com and search for Picture Show @ Bloomingdale.

jimpiscitelli
jimpiscitelli on September 3, 2009 at 3:37 am

Just visited the newly renovated theatre yesterday and what is left from the Cineplex Odeon days is the “Now Showing” signs and the navy blue carpeting on the wall. What is gone is the zig-zag carpeting being replaced by tiles and new carpeting in the theaters, new seats in all theatres, new signage outside and the so-called “V” logo (in which Village Theatres took the original “C” from the Cineplex Odeon and make it into a “V”) has been replaced by the “Picture Show” logo. Bathrooms are clean as well as the theatres.

aek316
aek316 on October 7, 2009 at 6:57 am

This is great news that some of these old theaters can live on as a second run. It’d be cool if the old theaters that village ruined like Lincoln Village or other long shuttered vacant theaters could be reopened. Especially given our economy, I think second run places like this could be very profitable-

Robin Roz
Robin Roz on August 29, 2010 at 3:06 am

AEK,

Per your comment about Village Theatres, another person on this site said he believes that Village might have started out with good intentions but they had a lousy business plan.

It’s amazing that the Village North, North Riverside, and Bloomingdale Court made it out of Village alive and are doing well.

Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on December 17, 2011 at 5:46 am

This theater is now showing films in 3D, which is remarkable for a second-run venue.

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