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It is nice to see that at least some of the Paradise is still around and is being used and not lost to time,like the elephant chairs that were at the Orential thay are just a memory in a picture now.
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Does any one know ware pictutes if any can be seen?
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Also i was told that the Musie Box was one of if not the first to use neon on the vertical sign.
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From what i have ben told the Music Box is the sister to the Ramova in the Bridgeport neghborghood, and that Charlie Chaplin had two movies premiered at bouth theatres.
Their is a Fannie May Candy store on this spot and a one other buld. i think it is a print shop but i know for a fact that the Fannie May Candie is on the cornner, it sit`s on a angle right across from the Westfield Chicago Ridge Shopping Center.
The bowling alley did not become Forest Auto the bowling alley was behind the auto part store.
Going North up Kedzie starting at Archer on the left side of the street was (or is) the White Castle then the White Castle parking lot then the Forest City(doller store) then the parking lot for the Forest City and right on the corner was or is a i want to say tan or cream color loking buld. that was the bowling alley .
I think it was called something like the Brightion Park lanes or something like that , i think their was a bar on street level and the alley was up stares.
No harlem corners was or is located at 87th and Harlem the drive in was located at somthing like 79th and Harlem
Harlem Corners is still standing but it is closed.
Harlem Corners was one of those theatres that you needed to ware you old shoes cuse the floor was stickey your shoes stuck to the floor.
This is true it back in the day all you needed was on Archer we would walk to the Brightion and then go home, now that is not an a good idea after a certin hour. But i guess that is why that are called the “Wonder Years” becuse after a while we “Wonder” waht happened to them! The Brightion will be missed even after the gapping hole of a lot has a buld. on it and the fence comes down.
Every time i drive down Archer i glance over in the direction of the theatre and recall all the fun.
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He will be missed the theatre world has lost a great person and a great talent.
Does any one know what the call letters W B K B stood for?
Does anyone know when the name of Oriental was chosen for the theatre ? Thank You for you time.
Shoeshoe14 : Thank you for postinthe link so that we can see the cover that shows how big the UAs marquee was .
It is sad that the UA is no longer their.
That record`s cover brings back a whole lot of good times.
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the link so that we can see the cover that shows how big the UA
Vintage Bob, The Brightion Jewlery shop moved up Archer to Central Ave and it was torn down to make way for a Walgreens.
I must have not ben paying attention to the name i think the buld. that housed the gerties is still their i think it is a resturant.
It is just sad that the brightion could not be save and used for someting like the CRAIN across the street .
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Vintage Bob: The fire house is on Sacamento off of Archer ave.it was one of the fire houses that were used, it is in the “First day of work ” shot, also the other firehouse was the Chinatown House.
this pic must have ben taken right after demo their is a old fence on the spot now.
Also i recall Wolf furniture that is now Watra
And the Fannie may Candies is now i think a gold store
But i can not recall a Gerties ice cream by the Brightion i recall one by the Colony.
Next to the brightion (if you were facing the front door) to the left was the Brightion Park Jewlery Store and to the right was some kind of sweet shop.
And up Archer ave. was the Brightion Park dollar store and the Archer Big Store.
I just went by the BRIGHTION PARK THEATRE or what is left of the theatre the only thing that is left is a small part of the tile by the sidewalk . It is just an empty lot with a broken down fence.
I am very sad that the brightion could not be save and made in to some thing that could be usefull to the public.
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I think that this theatre is now a store i am not sure what lind but i think it is a store.
From what i understand whare the CIRCLE stood it is now some kind of appt. buld or housing project maybe a condo.
From what i have found i think that it is and it pains my to type this…and empty lot.
Which if i am correct makes me recall a quote from Richard Nickle:
“ Great architecture has only two natural enemies : water and stupid men ”
I think that it is not even an office but a parking lot.
Was the Straford replaced by a parking lot?
For the shopping center.
I went by the Colony today i saw some lights on by the windows behind the vertical sign i wonder if that means that the space is being used for something like an office . Also the Gerties Icecream is now an caminet store . Their still is an Gerties but it is not the same it it located on the Pulaski side of the Ford City Mall,
and the Lindi`s chillie is by Marquette Park and their is a combo up Archer ave near Archer and Nashville. Just thought that some one would like to know. That you for your time. :)
An update to this theatre it is still standing but it is borded up and the ice cream parlor on the corner is now i think a pager and cell phone shop. But the theatre is borded up and the vertical sign is still in tacted bringing back all the memories of the past. thank you for you time.
I was just buy this theatre i think there is a payless shoe store in its place now, can any one confirm this. thank you for you time.
In the book IMAGES OF AMERICA CHICAGO LAWN/MARQUETTE MANOR by Kathleen J. Headley Published By Arcadia an Imprint Of Tempus Publishing,INC with an ISBN of 0-7385-1929-4 On page number 28 at the bottom of the page there is a very good picture of the Lawn Theatre in the early times of this theatre.