Improv Comedy Club Chicago
5 Woodfield Road,
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Improv Comedy Club Chicago (Official)
Previously operated by: Cineplex Odeon, Plitt Theatres
Functions: Live Performances
Previous Names: Woodfield Mall Cinemas
- AMC Streets Of Woodfield 20
- One Schaumburg Place Cinemas
- Woodfield Theatres 1 & 2
- Woodfield Theatres 3 & 4
- Century 1-2-3
News About This Theater
- May 21, 2010 — Happy 30th, "Empire"
- Aug 21, 2009 — "Alien" 30th Anniversary
- Jul 15, 2008 — Remembering "Die Hard" -- A 20th Anniversary Tribute
- Jul 15, 2008 — Remembering "Die Hard"
The Woodfield Mall Cinemas was located inside the Woodfield Mall. (The mall also had a pair of free-standing twin cinemas Woodfield Theatres 1 & 2 and Woodfield Theatres 3 & 4 at the perimeter of the mall near Golf Road, which have both since closed and been razed, replaced by additional retail. They both have their own seperate pages on Cinema Treasures). Opened July 30, 1971 in the place of the mall’s indoor ice-skating rink, the Woodfield Mall Cinemas had five screens. This theater closed in 2000.
After it closed, the space was turned into a theme restaurant called Mars 2112 which was very short-lived. The former theater area was converted into an Improv Comedy Club in 2006, the first location in Illinois.
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Is there any way I can see caps from BO magazine?
Boxoffice has uploaded scans of most of its archive to Issuu, a web publishing site. To find items on specific subjects it’s best to use Google advanced search, but once a particular issue of the magazine is opened at Issuu, their internal search will quickly find specific words (only one at a time, alas) within that issue.
Of course, living in Hoffman from 1961, we went to the Woodfield Mall when it opened-the world’s largest shopping mall. Three levels in the center court, a skating rink and a McDonalds; first time for a fast food restaurant in a mall. I worked at J.C. Penny and had friends that worked at Florsheim Shoes and Chess King.I performed in the court with HEHS choir. There was no theater inside at that time and the Woodfield 1 & 2 freestanding theaters were fabulous because they were new. I recall “The Poseidon Adventure” and “Grease” at this theater. I have not been to Woodfield since.
I just found ‘77 high school yearbook photos of Gerald Ford’s appearance in the center court of Woodfield Mall- B&W . There are pics somewhere of our choir doing a concert there as well. I was an usher at the Thunderbird in Hoffman Estates; wish I had photos of that!
Wikipedia has good pics of the inside of the mall
Thanks Cliffordell!Wikipedia is the free BOOK as I call it.
My friend Steve worked at Johnston & Murphy shoes, not Florsheim. I loved working at that mall. You could walk for hours; I’d never seen so many shops! I was always hanging out at Walden Books looking for movie stuff. My Mom’s second job was at Lord & Taylor so I could have whatever I wanted off the reduced rack plus employee discount. I worked in the stock room and the display dept. at Penny’s and never once used my employee discount! Ow! But I think we got reduced theater tickets as well, which was great. Still needed a ride, though!!!I remember getting lost in the parking lot looking for my Mom and my Grandmother after an evening of shopping. I became very anxious and,when I finally saw them in the distance, started to
tear up. It was cold and dark; I didn’t remember if we were in section A, B or AA or BB!!
This opened on July 30th, 1971. I uploaded the grand opening ad with picture here.
The pictures on this page are all of Woodfield One and Two which was located OUTSIDE the Mall. There was also a Woodfield 3 and 4 located outside the mall. These should have their own page. The theaters inside the mall were separate.