Hinsdale Theater

29 E. First Street,
Hinsdale, IL 60521

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CSWalczak
CSWalczak on October 24, 2012 at 12:22 am

The former theater will now house a Mexican restaurant called Cine. View article.

Broan
Broan on February 8, 2011 at 7:17 pm

I understand the console went to australia, a number of the pipes went to a project in england, and others remain in storage

jwballer
jwballer on February 8, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Has it been re installed anywhere else?

Broan
Broan on February 8, 2011 at 6:49 pm

it was parted out

jwballer
jwballer on February 8, 2011 at 6:48 pm

what happened to the organ

Broan
Broan on January 31, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Sort of. The lobby end seems to have been destroyed for the store that’s now there, and the stage end is separated and operates as a bar & restaurant.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on January 31, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Looks like they split the auditorium into two floors for two tenants, and included the lobby space in the lower one. Was that how it happened Brian?

Broan
Broan on January 20, 2011 at 1:22 pm

As I said, much of the plasterwork is intact. They put walls and floors in but kept as much as possible. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/ctid808/

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on January 20, 2011 at 1:04 pm

If it was converted to retail, then I assume the auditorium was gutted.

jwballer
jwballer on January 18, 2011 at 4:57 pm

did they gut the auditorium

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 18, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Love the 1983 marquee shot,Great.great actor.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on January 18, 2011 at 2:24 pm

The retail establishment occupying the first floor of this building has closed.

jwballer
jwballer on January 15, 2011 at 6:39 pm

i mean auditorium

Broan
Broan on January 15, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Much of the plasterwork is intact.

jwballer
jwballer on September 30, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Just a question, before they converted the hinsdale into offices did they gut the theatre?

William
William on September 30, 2010 at 12:08 pm

This theatre was equipped with a Norelco AA-2 (70MM/35mm) projector and a Dolby CP-100 sound system.

jwballer
jwballer on March 30, 2010 at 1:59 pm

A 3/10 Marr and Colton was installed in the theatre in 1925.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on December 11, 2009 at 1:25 am

Here’s an article about the Hinsdale and its history, including a picture from the time it housed summer stock productions:
View link

jwballer
jwballer on November 6, 2009 at 6:52 pm

Heres a thought when movie sales were declining here, make it a performing arts center

Bruce C.
Bruce C. on August 6, 2009 at 8:14 pm

Here’s one of my pictures of the Hinsdale Theatre:

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 11, 2008 at 7:10 pm

There is a circa 1978 photo on page 27 of this survey:
http://tinyurl.com/6pgkls

GFeret
GFeret on November 28, 2007 at 9:15 am

Terrible outcome—I’ll miss this charming old hardtop. Took my kids there many times, even tho we’re NW Chicagoans; my oldest son was fascinated by their pipe organ. Probably saw there MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE (#1).