York Theatre

150 N. York Street,
Elmhurst, IL 60126

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zas650
zas650 on July 10, 2012 at 10:20 pm

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

jwballer
jwballer on August 24, 2011 at 7:48 pm

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

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 27, 2010 at 7:17 pm

NIce marquee shot.

jwballer
jwballer on February 19, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Heres a photo of auditorium 4
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jwballer
jwballer on January 28, 2010 at 9:52 pm

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

jwballer
jwballer on December 27, 2009 at 3:19 am

Organ is in theatre 4

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on November 23, 2009 at 7:58 pm

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

telliott
telliott on August 5, 2009 at 6:25 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
MustangMike on August 5, 2009 at 5:38 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
telliott on May 23, 2009 at 2:31 am

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 9:40 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 5:26 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 5:17 pm

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

Broan
Broan on April 23, 2008 at 5:13 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 5:03 pm

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

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on April 23, 2008 at 4:56 pm

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
Broan on April 23, 2008 at 4:44 pm

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 4:29 pm

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

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on April 23, 2008 at 4:20 pm

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

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on April 23, 2008 at 4:19 pm

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 4:07 pm

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 3:56 pm

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 3:21 pm

“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 2:36 pm

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.