Campus 4 Cinemas

1015 Blackhawk Road,
DeKalb, IL 60115

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DavidZornig on June 27, 2021 at 7:02 am

If the city is paying $375K for demolition of a one story commercial building they are either getting ripped off, or they inflated it so the former owner gets paid his half of that as the article states. The national average for tearing down a commercial building is $4-$8 a square foot, and decreases as the square footage goes up. The Campus 4 Cinemas square footage is 15,200. Even at $10 a square foot factoring in hazardous materials removal etc., it would/should still be less than half that cost.

Bruce C.
Bruce C. on June 27, 2021 at 6:24 am

The Campus 4 Cinemas were demolished in October 2020. Here’s an article about the demolition in the Northern Star.

DavidZornig on April 23, 2020 at 4:33 pm

5 photos added and below description credit Robert James.

“Campus cinemas – located in DeKalb Illinois. The theater was closed due to a portion of the roof collapsing. The owner has had two unsuccessful attempts to re-purpose the movie theater. The second attempt would have had multiple apartments built on top the movie theater. The city declined the proposal however”

davidcoppock on June 22, 2019 at 10:55 pm

Opened on screen 1 with “Freaky friday”, screen 2 with “Rocky”, and screen 3 with “The seven cent solution”.

50sSNIPES on June 22, 2019 at 10:45 am

I Just Got A Update To The Location And I Found A Picture Of The Location Taken In 2017. And According To Google Maps, It Was Still In Operation In September 2013, And I Believe It Was Closed In 2017 Or 2018. I Do Have The April 16th, 1999 Picture Of It Along With The Carrolls And Market Square. It Was Also Part Of The GKC Chain Back In The Late 1990’s. The Building Was Still There With Gates Protecting It. There Might Be A Possibility Chance It Might Reopen It.

rivest266 on August 29, 2016 at 3:51 pm

This opened on March 4th, 1977 with three screens and a 4th screen added in early 1980.