Posts tagged theater

North on State to Randolph, 1963, Chicago

What’s interesting here is that the same film, Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, is showing at both the Chicago Theater and the State and Lake Theater. Demand must have been high!

North on State to Randolph, 1963, Chicago

What’s interesting here is that the same film, Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, is showing at both the Chicago Theater and the State and Lake Theater. Demand must have been high!

Looking south on State from Lake, 1947, Chicago

Looking south on State from Lake, 1947, Chicago

Looking east on Randolph from Wells, 1947, Chicago.

The RKO Palace is now the Cadillac Palace Theater.

Looking east on Randolph from Wells, 1947, Chicago.

The RKO Palace is now the Cadillac Palace Theater.

The Tivoli Theater, 63rd and Cottage Grove, 1927, Chicago

The Tivoli Theater, 63rd and Cottage Grove, 1927, Chicago

Looking west on Randolph from State, 1957, Chicago.

Photo by Allan Zirlin, posted by David Zornig at cinematreasures.com

Looking west on Randolph from State, 1957, Chicago.

Photo by Allan Zirlin, posted by David Zornig at cinematreasures.com

Mamoth (sic) Roadshow, State and Lake Theater, 1940, Chicago.

Mamoth (sic) Roadshow, State and Lake Theater, 1940, Chicago.

Untitled (Female Impersonator), 1955, Chicago. Mickey Pallas

Untitled (Female Impersonator), 1955, Chicago. Mickey Pallas

The Paradise Theater, under construction, 231 N Pulaski, West Garfield Park, 1928, Chicago.

The Paradise Theater, under construction, 231 N Pulaski, West Garfield Park, 1928, Chicago.

The Gayety Theater (and Candy/Ice Cream Store), 9211 S Commercial Ave, 1961, Chicago.

The Gayety Theater (and Candy/Ice Cream Store), 9211 S Commercial Ave, 1961, Chicago.

The Chicago Theater marquee, 1947, Chicago.

The Chicago Theater marquee, 1947, Chicago.

PARIS-CHICAGO, appearing at the Theatre de la Tour Eiffel, 1893, Paris.

PARIS-CHICAGO, appearing at the Theatre de la Tour Eiffel, 1893, Paris.

North on Sheffield to Belmont, 1922, Chicago.

Of course, The Vic still stands. The Merry Garden, across the street, was the birthplace of the “dance marathon” craze of the 20s and 30s.

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North on Sheffield to Belmont, 1922, Chicago.

Of course, The Vic still stands. The Merry Garden, across the street, was the birthplace of the “dance marathon” craze of the 20s and 30s.

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Untitled (Master of Horror, Randolph Street), 1965, Chicago. Vivian Maier

Untitled (Master of Horror, Randolph Street), 1965, Chicago. Vivian Maier

In light of Wednesday’s news of the Illinois House’s approval of $20 billion in capital construction projects, $10 million of which, if passed by the Senate, will go to the renovation of the Uptown Theater; here are several pictures of my personal favorite Chicago landmark at Lawrence and Broadway, circa 1968.

The Wilson Theater, 1050 W Wilson, 1908, Chicago.

Though the facade is somewhat different, the building still stands.

The Wilson Theater, 1050 W Wilson, 1908, Chicago.

Though the facade is somewhat different, the building still stands.