York Theatre

150 N. York Street,
Elmhurst, IL 60126

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zas650 on July 10, 2012 at 2:20 pm

I like the theatre; saw “The Hunger Games” there.

jwballer on August 24, 2011 at 11:48 am

Theres a 10th screen supposed to open by the holiday season

TLSLOEWS on April 27, 2010 at 11:17 am

NIce marquee shot.

jwballer on February 19, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Heres a photo of auditorium 4
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jwballer on January 28, 2010 at 1:52 pm

A 3/10 Barton was installed in the theatre in 1924

jwballer on December 26, 2009 at 7:19 pm

Organ is in theatre 4

TLSLOEWS on November 23, 2009 at 11:58 am

Nice pictures, love all that neon, glad to see thats its still up and running.

telliott on August 5, 2009 at 10:25 am

Wow, thanks MM….that’s a lot of additions. Still, it’s nice that the theatre is still operating in this day and age.

MustangMike on August 5, 2009 at 9:38 am

There were multiple additions to the York. The original theatre was split into 3 auditoriums (now numbered 3,4,5). An addition was put on the north side of the original theatre adding two screens where the candy store and parking lot were. Then a 2 screen addition was put on the south side of the original space (where Leonard’s had been). These were larger stadium seating houses. Then the addition on the north side was remodelled. Tearing down one auditorium and encompassing the rest of the parking lot behind the stores. This gave 3 more stadium seating houses. Later improvement to the 3 auditoiums in the original space included light lock entrances for the 2 closest to the main lobby. It also included converting #4 (the front half of the original auditorium) to stadium seating.

telliott on May 22, 2009 at 6:31 pm

Were the new additions added on to the north side of the original theatre? Towards W 2nd St.? Just trying to figure out from satellite shot which parts of the buildings make up the 9 screens.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on April 6, 2009 at 1:40 pm

An animated view of the York’s marquee can currently be seen on the home page of Theatre Historical Society of America’s website: http://www.historictheatres.org/

Patrick Crowley
Patrick Crowley on April 23, 2008 at 9:26 am

Yeah, let’s go with “street”. Google seems to prefer that, as well.

Thanks for your input, Lost and BWChicago!

Broan on April 23, 2008 at 9:13 am

Technically, yes, but north and south of downtown, York Street is York Road, which is contiguous with Elmhurst Road (which is Main Street within downtown Mount Prospect). Similarly Miner Street in downtown Des Plaines is also Northwest Highway and Route 14.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on April 23, 2008 at 8:56 am

The York Theatre Building is home to Theatre Historical Society of America, which has its headquarters on the second floor and uses an address of 152 North York Street.

Broan on April 23, 2008 at 8:44 am

It’s on York Road, named for York Township, incorporated in 1839 and named by settlers hailing from New York.

longislandmovies on April 23, 2008 at 8:20 am

Many theaters around the country are named YORK! What is the origin of this name and why on theaters????

HowardBHaas on April 23, 2008 at 8:19 am

So this website is now a “Punch & Judy” show, a public feud between Warren & Lost Memory?

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on April 23, 2008 at 7:56 am

I may regret getting in the middle of this. But: why do you care Warren? I think most photographers would be happy to have significant numbers of people viewing their material. And, for those who have concerns, I’m pretty sure there is a way to set those albums to private.

Instead of posting angry messages here, why don’t you use your time to email the guy who posted the picture above and inform him of the crime that has taken place. If he cares, he can defend himself.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on April 23, 2008 at 6:36 am

Patrick and Ken (aka “Lost Memory), I must disagree. Please see my comment of this morning at the listing for the Drexel Theatre (#2928). I don’t have time to repeat myself.

Patrick Crowley
Patrick Crowley on April 22, 2008 at 2:01 pm

Warren, linking to copyrighted images is okay. Please stop bugging people about this.

These links are perfectly okay from a legal point of view, and there’s no policy against making such links on Cinema Treasures.

And I’m sure Flickr doesn’t mind the traffic we give them either.

Broan on April 22, 2008 at 1:56 pm

That’s really not how copyright works, Warren. You couldn’t republish it or anything, but there are extremely few circumstances where you would not be able to link to a page. Direct linking to images is a little iffier. But there’s no reason Ken wouldn’t be allowed to do what he did here. It would be different if he were to download it and upload it elsewhere, or print it in a publication, or some such.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on April 22, 2008 at 1:20 pm

Ken, did you get the scrapbook owner’s permission to link that photo to Cinema Treasures? The photo says “All Rights Reserved” at the bottom.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on October 4, 2006 at 12:29 pm

I had a chance to visit the THSA museum, which is above the York, today. If you are ever in the area, it is a place worth checking out. They have a collage of newspaper articles on the Woods Theatre’s (which was the last in the Chicago Loop—until the “Siskel” opened up) closing.

I mentioned to one of the staff members how much I disliked the new electronic marquee on the York. It reminds me of an electronic scoreboard and I don’t beleive it fits well with the rest of the York’s exterior. She mentioned that I was not alone in this belief. Supposedly, the mayor of Elmhurst dislikes it too!

On another note, the City of Elmhurst has placed mini steam locomotives “on parade” in downtown Elmhurst. Sort of like when Chicago did “Cows on Parade” a few years ago. At least one is movie-themed. It has both “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” with an image of Johnny Depp and “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” with an image of Gene Wilder.

Broan on July 20, 2006 at 1:51 pm

LED Marquee, eh? How unique.