Golf Mill Theatres 1-2-3
9210 N. Milwaukee Avenue,
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Previously operated by: Cineplex Odeon
Previous Names: Golf Mill Theater, Golf Mill I & II
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News About This Theater
The Golf Mill Theater opened in 1961, two years after the adjacent shopping center of the same name opened. Originally a single screen theater, seating over 1,800, the first film to play the Golf Mill was Jerry Lewis' "The Errand Boy".
Costing nearly $2 million to construct, the Golf Mill Theater was Kennedy-era modern but still had elegant touches, like a long, airy lobby complete with sunken lounge areas with sofas and large metal fireplaces.
In 1969, the large auditorium with its vast 50 by 22 foot screen was twinned and the theater became the Golf Mill I & II.
In 1973, the theater was triplexed, becoming the Golf Mill Theatres 1-2-3.
With both declining attendence due to larger and more modern theaters sprouting up nearby, as well as the declining shape of the Golf Mill in general, Cineplex Odeon, which operated the theater in its last few years, closed the nearly four-decade old movie house in 2000.
In early-2003, the Golf Mill was completely gutted and converted into a fitness center.
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