York Theatre

150 N. York Street,
Elmhurst, IL 60126

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zas650 on July 10, 2012 at 5:20 pm

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

jwballer on August 24, 2011 at 2:48 pm

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

TLSLOEWS on April 27, 2010 at 2:17 pm

NIce marquee shot.

jwballer on February 19, 2010 at 6:02 pm

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

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

jwballer on December 26, 2009 at 10:19 pm

Organ is in theatre 4

TLSLOEWS on November 23, 2009 at 2:58 pm

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

telliott on August 5, 2009 at 1:25 pm

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 12:38 pm

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 9:31 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 4:40 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 12:26 pm

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

Thanks for your input, Lost and BWChicago!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 23, 2008 at 12:17 pm

BW….Classic Cinemas website gives the address as 150 North York Street so thats probably the address that should be used above.

Broan on April 23, 2008 at 12:13 pm

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.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 23, 2008 at 12:03 pm

The address of this theater is 150 North York Street, not Road.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on April 23, 2008 at 11:56 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 11:44 am

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

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 23, 2008 at 11:29 am

No Howard, a better name might be “Warren’s” victims fight back!

longislandmovies on April 23, 2008 at 11:20 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 11:19 am

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

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 23, 2008 at 11:07 am

I find it ironic that someone like “Warren” that takes copyrighted material without permission and places it in his Photobucket, complains about me linking to Flickr photos. There is something wrong with this picture!

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on April 23, 2008 at 10:56 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.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 23, 2008 at 10:21 am

“I don’t have time to repeat myself”. Thats funny because all you seem to do lately is repeat yourself. LOL

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on April 23, 2008 at 9:36 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.