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More on the involvement by the musical icons who are involved.Link
Here’s the story in its entirety with citation. Ramova
Big plans to restore the facade to attract tenants. facade
Article about reopening. Eater
Functions should include Classic movies.
A brewhouse is planned for the center. Brewhouse
You’d be better off going to Google Streetview to see the outside of this building. ^That website above^ is nearly impossible to navigate.
Getting closer to opening according to Crains Chicago Business.Link
As of August 2023, Google Streetview shows this theatre building is still in existence at 318-3 Main Street with the name clearly visible on the facade. It appears to have been converted to apartments.
ScreenClassic your question is answered here.
This has reopened and is now called the Little Lorraine. There is a page for it on the Lorraine Theatre website
Current function should be Church.
Current Streetview shows this theatre has been repurposed as an AutoZone car parts store. The cupola with its weather vane is all that remains.
I saw training films in this theatre in 1963 as a draftee in basic training. Typical Army post movie theatre and auditorium.
Silent films are shown here occasionally with live organ accompaniment. Function should include films and film festivals.
Streetview from 2008 shows a Goodwill at that address.
It appears the demolition is likely to come soon. Construction fencing went up around the property this week. All outlots and parking lots are cleared.
Status should be Closed/renovating. More information here Google Streetview of July 2023 shows the exterior restored and in good shape.
Google Streetview shows this theatre has been converted to a restaurant called Backaracks. There are still poster boxes remaining on the front from its theatre days. Current use should be restaurant.