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Uploaded on: July 16, 2011

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United Artists

This is a picture of the United Artists theatre on Randolph Street. To the right is the Woods, after the Woods (barely visible is the Garrick) and in the distance one can spot the Palace Cinerama.

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Jon Lidolt
Jon Lidolt on July 16, 2011 at 11:26 am

The photo of the United Artists and the other theatres further down Randolph Street was taken in 1960.

CSWalczak on July 20, 2011 at 7:36 am

That picture sure stirs memories; Cinerama in Chicago would soon shift over to the McVickers, and I remember that “Anatomy of a Murder,” showing at the Woods, was rather controversial at its initial release.

GFeret on July 30, 2012 at 10:29 am

that’s one fine old color photo, a kodachrome i imagine

can see the elevated station when it was positioned at randolph then. autos with tailfins

and chinese restaurant hoe sai gai. there’s a ‘_____hamburger’ there at the SW dearborn/randolph corner, can’t quite make it out…..not wimpys

i remember as a kid really liking the stores & restaurants in the block that unfortunately were demolished for the civic/daley center a couple years later

Jon Lidolt
Jon Lidolt on November 17, 2012 at 8:34 am

Thanks for the positive comment on the photo which I shot on 35mm Anscochrome film. Sure wish we still had a few of those splendid old theatres to go to today. But on a positive note: the big screen digital presentations of late are getting better all the time.

GFeret on December 17, 2012 at 2:07 pm

unfaded anscochrome, NIHE

GFeret on December 31, 2014 at 8:23 am

not the PALACE Cinerama but BISMARCK, it’s alternative monicker which is seen on the distant vertical signage here. ‘favorite" this photo? how could you not love it if you like me had been there

GFeret on April 30, 2015 at 6:53 am

i can’t say enough about this photo, for me it has it all. daley (civic) center block before demolition including hong sue gai chinese restaurant, randolph/wells elevated station in distance, average guys on street wearing hats

GFeret on June 8, 2017 at 6:57 am

1959 – that’s the year for this great photo (not 1960 as previously stated). I say this after looking up the exact USA release dates for the movies playing. The Garrick theatre marques (barely discernible past the Woods) is illuminated (in 1960 the place closed). And I wonder exactly which Cinerama title is playing then (at the Palace/Bismarck). The hamburger restaurant there at the Randolph/ Dearborn corner says “Glorified Hamburger”, but I see no mention of the name ‘Wimpy’s’. The Wimpy’s Glorified Hamburger I’d frequented (one of them anyway) was at the Madison/Clark corner. I keep returning to this wonderful (to me) old color image—I particularly enjoy seeing what I know preceeded the Civic/Daley center.

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