River Oaks Theatres 11 & 12

520 River Oaks West,
Calumet City, IL 60409-5405

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Sirdrummer007
Sirdrummer007 on November 29, 2012 at 11:38 am

Does anyone have any Pictures of 5-6 from the Outside?

Sirdrummer007
Sirdrummer007 on April 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm

9&10 is actually 1&4. it did not turn into 9-10 until 1988.

rudeboy
rudeboy on June 4, 2005 at 8:54 pm

11 & 12 was pretty much thin hallways that did turn to the right to get to the theaters. I do remember red and grey too…and lots of lights around the concession stand which was on the left. Does anybody remember when The Empire Striks Back was released at 9 & 10, that they painted a mural on the street of the star wars characters all in big blue circles???? I want pictures of this! I grew up in all of the River Oaks theaters, when it was an out-door mall. The good ol' days. Thank God that 9 & 10 still stands, they were going to close it down. That is where I have seen every Star Wars open since I was a kid…! In fact, when 11 & 12 closed down, the local police and I were going to have target practice inside,and destroy everything.. but it never happened….

JohnSanchez
JohnSanchez on January 10, 2005 at 4:10 pm

Tamir, I think you are confusing the theaters. The one you first refer to being behind River Oaks West was known originally as River Oaks 5-6. But the way you describe the entrance sounds like River Oaks 7-8 located right by Marshall Fields. When you entered 5-6 after purchasing your tickets you had to walk down a hallway. Posters were on the right with restrooms on the left. The concession stand was straight ahead. Once you reached the concession you would turn to your right and both auditoriums were down a shorter hallway located next to each other on the right. I was a visitor there many times and was shocked by its closing. What was further shocking was less then a month after I went by there and was able to walk in and find the theaters were already completely gutted. As of now there is still no business in that space and no sign the theater was ever there.