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Can any one explane the diferance between signs,an example the Orential has a vertical sign that says “ORIENTAL” and it also has a sign that is over the sidewalk i know that this is the marquee but what is the name of the sign when it looks like the sign for the woods at the start of this page?I know that the woods had a marquee but what is the proper name of the “square sign” on top of the marquee. Is this concedered a true “Vertical Sign” or not.?
Thank you for your time on the question.
I think the confusion with this theatres address is that their are 2 ways of getting to this theatre their is a way in on LaGrange Road and a “back door” on i think Joleit Road. If you are driving down LaGrange Road look for the entrance by the Pep Boys and turn left go all the way to the back it is below the shopping center down in the back. Or you can turn left whare Joliet Road and LaGrange Road cross turn left by the Chevy dealer go all the way past the target and turn right past the Menards and you will see it i think on the right side. Thank you for your time. :)
s address is that their are 2 way
Thay did i just finshed watching it all i have to say is VERY GOOD YOU HAVE GOT TO SEE IT!!! :) It is on Image Union and i think that it is to be rebrocasted on Sunday night i beleve at 1130p or may be
midnight check your listings look for “Image Union” it is the 1st of the flims to be aired. Thank you for your time :)
In the October edition of Chicago Mag. On page 117 their is a small picture of the Harris dateing from 1948 showing the marquee and the signege before it became the Michael Todd.
I am in total agreement with you on that point.
In the October edition of Chicago Mag.on page 117 their is a very nice picture of the Varsity dateing from 1953 it is part of an artical entitled “Vital Signs” the varsity along with the Orential, Woods, i think the Esquire,and the Roosevelt and the Harris.
As i have written in the other post in the Chicago Mag October edition.
on page 116 their is a very nice pic of the Orential sign and marquee
i think it is from the 401s judgeing from the car in the pic.
In the October edition of Chicago Mag on page 115 their is a great picture of the WOODS theatre showing a lot of detail to the sign.
The october edition of Chicago mag on page 114 very good picture of the ROOSEVELT not to metion all of the very good pictures.
In the October edition of “Chicago” mag on page 113 their is an artical entitled “Vital Signs” and their are some great pictures of The Garrick and some other downtown theatres.
This theatre is now a lawyers office .
I agree Fantastic! I do not know how you do it but keep on doing it!
Very good footage great find and thank you for posting it :)
If i am correct the spot whare the hiway was is now an auto insurance store and an auto parts store.
I recall this theatre`s sign if i am right it was like each letter was in a circle and it spelled out hiway.
The church in fact did close,eather side of 63rd street have ben developed the land whare the Lawn was is now owned by the Chicago Police Department it is a parking lot for the 8th dist. Chicago Lawn
station and facing across the street is the new H.Q for the 8th dist. i rember this theatre it (at the time of demolition)was to be a Chicago Fire Station i rember this buld as being a white buld also if i remmber it was in disuse and repare when it was torn down and it was being used a some kind of a church.
Just went by today the buld. is still standing in fact it is of all things, an auto parts store if you stand across the street you can see the out line of a theatre and where a sign would be and a box office. But as i have said before it is still standing and it is now being used as an auto parts store the area around 47th and Western is more Mexican then Irish now. The buld. is a little brown or rust colored if you are not looking for the address you will walk right past it. I am glad that it is still standing and the bulding is serving the community. Thank you for your time :)
If i recall right the Argo was used as an applanice store or maybe a furnture store but it is now closed and is for sale.
If i am correct this location is now part of the express way,it is now just a retaining wall for the express way their are no buldings on this spot.
Thank you for the conformation. and thany you for your time :)
Was the Milda on the lot whare the doughnut shop was on the corner of 31st And Halsted?
Is it true that the Chicago Theatre started out as the “Capitol"theatre and if so when was is changed to Chicago?
Thank You for your halp on the issue. :)
Thank You for the HAARGIS photo i forgot how the Orential looked back then. Thank You for your time :)
Thank you for the conformation it is a real wonderfull theatre i am glad that it is being used for som kind of art insted of being riped down and made in to a parking lot. :) Thaank you for you time.
Can any one tell me if this was the theatre that was used for the “Battle of the bands” part of the School of Rock the Jack Black movie just wondering thank you for your time :)
Does any one know of any other pictures of the Esqurie`s auditorium before thay tore out the seats in 1989.
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Just finshed looking at the LOC pictures of the Granada.
I can not find the words to express the way that i am feeling right now.
So i will have to quote Mr. Richard Nickel……….
“ Great Architecture has only two natural enemies:
Water and Stupid Men "
Thank You for your time. :)