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vargragg commented about Biopalatset on Apr 12, 2011 at 11:27 am

Sad to see that this theatre closed again. I used to work as projectionist ‘99-'01 at Biopalatset and Metropol (also closed). Loved working at Biopalatset and still miss it.
From what I remember, the long entrance corridor used to hold some photographs of the original theatre. I wonder what happened to those when they closed – if they still sit there or if someone took them elsewhere. It would be great to see them posted online!

vargragg commented about Wanted: Performing arts theatre in any condition. on Jun 7, 2007 at 12:09 pm

Oasis Theatre in Blue Island, IL (Chicago) is for sale. Was originally movie theatre, but have been converted and used for performing arts. Seats about 320 I think, and has a larger dining area. Number for is 708-955-8321.

vargragg commented about Burnham Plaza Cinemas on Jun 7, 2007 at 9:48 am

Does the Village still own any theatres? It just seems to me that they really did have a bunch of gems… but just crushed them instead of doing something with them. Perhaps next one they run to the ground I should buy for dirt cheap from them, and fix it up. The Burnham was an EXCELLENT example! I worked there a couple of times (projected) and every time I always thought of how well it could do if you just put a little bit of money into it, now that the south loop is being developed. You had the parking right there, you had the L right there, you had the colleges, the new residents, new businesses…