Roger Ebert archival interviews on theater chains

posted by Michael Zoldessy on April 17, 2013 at 7:59 am


In honor of the great movie critic, Roeger Ebert, who passed away earlier this month, we wanted to feature two interviews he held with former Chicago exhibitors. The first piece is a profile of Bruce Trinz, a scion of the Trinz family of Lubliner & Trinz fame, and his stewardship of the Clark, the Chicago Loop’s legendary revival house. The second piece is a portrait of Jack Cooney, of the Cooney Brothers' National Playhouse circuit, in his twilight years gamely managing the Biograph.

Bruce Trinz Interview – 1967 Jack Cooney Interview – 1967

Thanks to David McCarthy for the idea.

(Thanks to the Chicago Theatre and DavidZornig for providing the photo.)

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