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Oriental Theatre
Chicago, IL
Photo and info courtesy Richard Weiss

The Oriental looks like a replica as I doubt in the golden era you would have a Ford logo attached to a theater sign! 11-09








Civic Theatre
Farmington, MI
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

The Civic Theatre opened up in the 1940's and is still entertainment the public in Farmington, MI. 02-10

(Far right) A closer look at the neon front and marquee of the Civic Theatre

(Near right) A look at the Civic Theatre from the front of the theatre



Chicago Theatre
Chicago, IL
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

The Chicago Theatre is a French Baroque style theatre located along the north Loop of Chicago. When it opened in 1921, it was known as "the Wonder Theatre of the World". The Chicago Theatre went through a period of hard times culminating it its closing and pending demolition in the mid-1980's. The Chicago Theatre Restoration Associates and the City bought and restored the theatre and reopened in 1986 and has been home to first class acts ever since. See The Chicago Theatre website for more information.

More information and photos also found at Roadside Peek's Spotlight on the Chicago Theatre. 02-10



Midland Theatre
Newark, OH
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Midland Theatre opened its doors on December 20, 1928 at 630pm and did not disappoint the anxious and excited crowd waiting to see new theatre. The Midland and its Spanish architecture continued to thrill movie seekers for over five decades.

Finally, the doors closed in 1978 amid decreasing attendance and a deteriorating building. After sitting closed for 14 years, The Longaberger Company, famous for its seven foot tall headquarters shaped in the form of a basket, purchased the Midland and restored the theatre. Today, the Midland Theatre stands better than ever providing various forms of entertainment. For more information, see the Midland Theatre website. 09-13










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