Prospect Theatre

118 S. Main Street,
Mount Prospect, IL 60056

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DavidZornig on December 22, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Spelling should be changed from Theater to Theatre per the 1984 photo posted by Lost Memory on 05/16/09.

kencmcintyre on May 20, 2009 at 9:06 pm

Here is a December 1968 ad from the Daily Herald:

DavidZornig on May 20, 2009 at 5:02 am

Apparently there is no CT page yet for the Mount Prospect Cinema at Rand Road & Central Road, whose ad is pictured in ken mc’s May 19th post.

DavidZornig on May 20, 2009 at 4:46 am

FYI. Just noticed the 1984 picture shows “Prospect Theatre” spelled with the “RE”. Not sure if that means updating the header/bio or not for accuracy.

kencmcintyre on May 19, 2009 at 11:10 pm

The Mt. Prospect theater mentioned previously was advertised in this June 1983 issue of the Daily Herald:

Chronos on May 14, 2008 at 11:29 am

I remember that the last movie to show there was Kindergarten Cop. April of 1991. It was there the last 2 weeks and I saw it the first week there. I remember that the woman who sold the tickets had red hair and I assume was part of the Rocky Horror that was done there fromt ime to time.

kencmcintyre on January 19, 2008 at 6:46 pm

Here are two ads for the Prospect, as well as a photo from later days:

kencmcintyre on September 25, 2007 at 3:32 pm

Here is a March 1960 ad from the Arlington Daily Herald:

Broan on March 9, 2005 at 6:12 pm

This is the new URL for the photo of the prospect’s demolition.

The Mount Prospect Cinema billymac refers to was located at Rand & Central. It was a triplex and is now the Bristol Court Banquet Hall, 828 East Rand Road.

billymac72 on September 23, 2004 at 7:37 am

Yes! Thank you Bryan. At least that’s a confirmation. That’s exactly where it was. I’m pretty sure it was on Rand & Golf, or Rand & Central. There was a batting cages across the street. I’ll check the website you recommended and one of these days get around to checking the Trib archives like I said. Thanks again!

billymac72 on September 13, 2004 at 10:26 am

No. It wasn’t that one (Morton Grove ended as a second-run theater right?? I remember that place). I could’ve sworn the theater I’m thinking of was located in Mount Prospect, but this defintely isn’t it. I think I should check a Chicago Trib from the 70s & see which theaters were in operation.

Broan on September 12, 2004 at 11:02 pm

Morton Grove maybe?

billymac72 on September 1, 2004 at 9:30 am

Not sure if this is the theater I remember. I know I saw “Star Wars,” “Clash of the Titans” & “Tron” at some theater in this area. I thought the picture would clinch it, but it doesn’t. Was this a General Cinema?? Did it have a marquee near the front of the parking lot? I seem to remember playing in the gravel/rocks at its base? This listing says it was a single screen, so I don’t think this was the one. Anyone from the area know what I’m thinking of?? It’s not Palwaukee, Deerbrook, Golf Glen, Golf Mill, Old Orchard, Twin, or Edens.