Comments from Tim O'Neill

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Tim O'Neill commented about 1957 photo courtesy of John Chuckman Collection. on Dec 3, 2018 at 5:51 pm
  1. THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI opened in Chicago after the new year.
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Tim O'Neill commented about Harper Theater on Nov 22, 2018 at 10:31 pm

No. No. No. The Harper Theatre at 5238 S. Harper was NEVER twinned in 1970. It was renamed Hyde Park 2. The original Hyde Park Theatre at 53rd & Lake Park was renamed Hyde Park 1. Two separate Hyde Park theatres at two different locations. After Hyde Park 1 closed its doors permanently, Hyde Park 2 became simply the Hyde Park Theatre and stayed that way until it reopened in 2013 and became the Harper again.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Biograph Theater on Sep 2, 2018 at 1:37 am

From the 2424 N. Lincoln Wikipedia page: “The building first opened as the Fullerton Theatre, a nickelodeon, in 1912. In 1915 it was converted into an auto garage. FBI agents took aim at John Dillinger from the roof of the building in 1934.[1]

It opened again as Crest Theater in 1938."

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Tim O'Neill commented about Biograph Theater on Aug 31, 2018 at 8:17 pm

I checked the newspaper movie section for July 22, 1934. The Fullerton Theatre is not listed. That’s because the building at 2424 N. Lincoln was an auto garage at the time. Here is a video clip in which this man mentions the address of the former movie theatre at 2424 N. Lincoln Avenue (that would later be reborn as a movie theatre; first called the Crest and then 3-Penny Cinema).

https://youtu.be/ymw4C7k754g

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Tim O'Neill commented about State-Lake Theatre on Aug 20, 2018 at 8:08 pm

The State Lake Theatre showed its last movie on Thursday, June 28, 1984.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Tivoli 1993 on Jul 9, 2018 at 1:00 am

This is the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove, IL.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Uptown theatre on Jul 1, 2018 at 11:08 pm

This photo was snapped in November, 1959.

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Tim O'Neill commented about THE SEARCHERS on May 3, 2018 at 10:33 am

The actual premiere date is Wednesday, May 16, 1956.

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Tim O'Neill commented about McVickers Theater on Mar 25, 2018 at 8:30 pm

Nope. It’s the stage production. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF movie (1971) never played at the McVickers Theatre. It played at the McClurg Court Theatre.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Riviera Theatre on Feb 7, 2018 at 4:29 pm

The Riviera closed as a movie theatre in 1983.

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Tim O'Neill commented about RETURN OF THE DRAGON on Dec 28, 2017 at 9:51 pm

I have to correct myself. Opened at the Oriental on July 26, 1974.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Central Park Theatre on Dec 25, 2017 at 11:02 pm

https://youtu.be/_R2yt1NiMWU

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Tim O'Neill commented about RETURN OF THE DRAGON on Dec 21, 2017 at 4:18 am

No. Released in August 1974.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Lincoln Village 7-9 on Nov 27, 2017 at 4:32 am

This theatre was divided into three auditoriums in 1983.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Ramova Theatre on Oct 31, 2017 at 5:55 am

January 1930.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Marquette Theatre on Sep 21, 2017 at 12:10 pm

The Marquette Theatre was actually on 63rd Street; however, the building did wrap around on Kedzie Avenue. We all said the Marquette Theatre was at 63rd & Kedzie.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Roosevelt Theater on Sep 20, 2017 at 8:20 pm

1975 Flickr photo:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ceebop/27851770656/in/dateposted-public/

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Tim O'Neill commented about New 400 Theaters on Jun 6, 2017 at 7:05 am
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Tim O'Neill commented about Will Rogers Theater on May 9, 2017 at 11:15 am

The Will Rogers was demolished in 1990 after being closed for four years. I added a photo that was taken in either 1989 or 1990. Notice the Daley for Mayor bench.

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Tim O'Neill commented about 1981 photo credit John P. Keating Jr. on Apr 17, 2017 at 9:30 am

Photo snapped in 1982.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Colony Theater on Apr 12, 2017 at 7:46 am

Justin; Go down there and ask one of the business managers (within the premises of the Colony Theatre building) who owns the property and get some contact info.

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Tim O'Neill commented about State-Lake Theatre on Apr 7, 2017 at 10:24 pm

THE EXORCIST didn’t open at the State-Lake on December 26, 1973. It started showing at the State-Lake in February, 1974. The big 1973 Christmas attraction at the State-Lake was PAPILLON.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Coral Theatre on Mar 30, 2017 at 12:06 pm

Cineplex-Odeon came to the Chicago market in the Fall of 1985.

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Tim O'Neill commented about Town Theatre on Jan 31, 2017 at 9:22 am

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-highland-town-decision-st-0201-20170131-story.html

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Tim O'Neill commented about Davis Theater on Jan 31, 2017 at 9:01 am

This theatre now has THREE auditoriums.