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Broan commented about Family Theater on Apr 6, 2022 at 4:23 pm

An early remodeling by Rapp & Rapp https://hdl.handle.net/2027/iau.31858020077685?urlappend=%3Bseq=62%3Bownerid=13510798903480392-66

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Broan commented about Casino Theatre on Apr 6, 2022 at 4:05 pm

Early remodeling by Rapp & Rapp, before 1912. https://hdl.handle.net/2027/iau.31858020077685?urlappend=%3Bseq=62%3Bownerid=13510798903480392-66

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Broan commented about Apollo's 2000 on Apr 6, 2022 at 4:02 pm

https://hdl.handle.net/2027/osu.32435022587802?urlappend=%3Bseq=30%3Bownerid=13510798903008798-34

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Broan commented about Halfield Theatre on Apr 6, 2022 at 4:01 pm

https://hdl.handle.net/2027/osu.32435022587802?urlappend=%3Bseq=30%3Bownerid=13510798903008798-34

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Broan commented about Bishop Theatre on Apr 6, 2022 at 3:58 pm

Probably this theater: https://hdl.handle.net/2027/osu.32435022587802?urlappend=%3Bseq=23%3Bownerid=13510798903008798-27

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Broan commented about State-Lake Theatre on Apr 6, 2022 at 3:56 pm

Early lobby view https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=osu.32435022587802&view=1up&seq=28&skin=2021&q1=rapp

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Broan commented about Academy Theatre on Apr 6, 2022 at 3:52 pm

This was remodeled by Rapp & Rapp prior to 1912. https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=iau.31858020077685&view=1up&seq=62&skin=2021&q1=rapp

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Broan commented about Empire Theatre on Apr 6, 2022 at 3:51 pm

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=iau.31858020077685&view=1up&seq=62&skin=2021&q1=rapp This was an early Rapp & Rapp design.

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Broan commented about Broadway Theatre on Apr 6, 2022 at 3:50 pm

The Broadway was an early Rapp & Rapp design. https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=iau.31858020077685&view=1up&seq=62&skin=2021&q1=rapp

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Broan commented about Orpheum Theatre on Apr 6, 2022 at 3:49 pm

The Orpheum was an early Rapp & Rapp design. https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=iau.31858020077685&view=1up&seq=62&skin=2021&q1=rapp

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Broan commented about 152 Theater on Apr 6, 2022 at 11:42 am

This was an early Rapp & Rapp project. https://idnc.library.illinois.edu/?a=d&d=CEX19130814.1.11&srpos=13&e=——-en-20–1–img-txIN-%22george+l.+rapp%22———

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Broan commented about Apollo Theatre on Apr 3, 2022 at 9:23 am

Notably both the buildings housing its lobbies on Clark and Randolph were rebuilt or heavily remodeled several times.

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Broan commented about Apollo Theatre on Apr 3, 2022 at 9:20 am

https://chicagology.com/rebuilding/rebuilding138/ - more history here.

The 1908 rebuilding was an early work by Rapp & Rapp, though it was rebuilt/redecorated many times before and after. https://archive.org/details/sim_billboard_1908-11-21_20_47/page/17/mode/1up?view=theater

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Broan commented about Apollo Theatre under reconstruction by United Artists in 1927 on Apr 3, 2022 at 8:41 am

This is the Apollo/United Artists, not this theatre.

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Broan commented about Chicago Theatre on Feb 5, 2022 at 11:54 am

https://archive.org/details/exhibitorstr00newy/page/1260/mode/1up?view=theater An interesting photo of orchestra pit lighting

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Broan commented about Ogden Theatre on Feb 3, 2022 at 10:17 am

From Paul Moore’s research notes: “1914.30 Hippodrome 1619 W. 63rd St. Arch: Linderoth, Lietz & Schmitz. (538 Seats). Open by 1914, to 1919.”

So the Hippodrome was definitely a smaller predecessor. I can’t find reference to Linderoth, Lietz & Schmitz but S. (Sven) Linderoth was definitely an architect.

American Contractor lists: S. Linderoth & Co.63d st. 1619 - 1621 WMrs. N.M. PeacheSeptember 7, 191257American Contractor

So the (Ashland) Hippodrome opened in 1913, 538 Seats, changed names to Atlas in about 1918, and was demolished in 1919 to make way for the West Englewood.

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Broan commented about AMC Showplace Niles 12 on Feb 3, 2022 at 7:50 am

Slated to close - too bad as this was a nice theater with traditional seats, big screens, no projection problems. https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/final-curtain-coming-for-amc-niles-12-theaters/

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Broan commented about Ogden Theatre on Feb 2, 2022 at 8:16 pm

The Atlas name appears in at least a “Four Minute Men” list from 1918. I think the Hippodrome/Ashland Hippodrome/Atlas must have been a 299 seat type theater on the same site as it was not written about or advertised much at all. Most references to it are just lists of theaters showing serials. I can’t find anything about its construction. None of the articles about the construction of the West Englewood discuss remodeling an existing building.

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Broan commented about Randolph Theatre on Jan 30, 2022 at 11:58 am

Upon opening, the Randolph was the biggest theater in the north loop devoted to motion pictures, predating the palaces. Up to then, big pictures were shown at legitimate and vaudeville theaters, and the dedicated movie theaters were small places like the Orpheum, Strand, and Ziegfeld, while palaces were being built in outlying neighborhoods.

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Broan commented about American Theatre on Jan 27, 2022 at 2:04 pm

Looks like on or around September 1, 1914

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Broan commented about Strand Theatre on Jan 25, 2022 at 8:30 pm

Yes, it was originally known as Ascher’s. It along with the Bijou and Marinette were sold to Fitzpatrick & McElroy and it was renamed to Strand. https://archive.org/details/movingpicturewor32newy/page/663/mode/1up?view=theater

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Broan commented about Strand Theatre on Jan 24, 2022 at 7:52 pm

This November 16, 1916 issue of MPW says that the “Ascher’s” had opened in “Menomonie”(sp) seating 700 - perhaps only briefly under the Ascher ownership and then quickly changing to Strand the next year. https://archive.org/details/movingpicturewor30newy/page/1048/mode/1up?view=theater

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Broan commented about White Palace Theatre on Nov 28, 2021 at 6:35 pm

The 1913 Polk’s City Directory notes that Barney Balaban was operating the White Palace in that year. (Balaban Brothers)

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Broan commented about Harding Theatre on Nov 28, 2021 at 10:19 am

https://archive.org/details/movingpicturewor76sept/page/648/mode/1up?view=theater

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Broan commented about Hi-Way Theatre on Nov 28, 2021 at 10:16 am

https://archive.org/details/movingpicturewor71novd/page/746/mode/1up?view=theater