AMC Norridge 6

4520 N. Harlem Avenue,
Norridge, IL 60706

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Mikeoaklandpark on May 29, 2023 at 11:43 am

This theater is right next to what was once the Maurice Linnell Cookie Factory. I am glad the theater came back as the cookie factory did not.

50sSNIPES on May 28, 2023 at 12:18 pm

Opened on June 26, 1970 with “Paint Your Wagon” at Screen 1 and “A Boy Named Charlie Brown” at Screen 2.

moviebuff82 on June 3, 2018 at 3:44 pm

what a shame….

Broan on June 3, 2018 at 9:00 am

The original is still there, it’s the additions being removed.

bhusar on June 3, 2018 at 8:10 am

No longer live in Chicago, so when I heard this was going to be torn down I was sad. I believe they wanted to build a Costco on the property at first, but when I heard AMC was going to renovate the second building I was excited. It’s sad the original building is gone, but finally, something survives from when I left. No more McClurg Court, no more Esquire, no more Golf Mill, but their are still movie theaters in Norridge at the same spot.

aek316 on May 31, 2018 at 1:10 pm

The other half of the building (formerly theaters 1-4)is sadly being demolished as I type. Too bad, I was hoping AMC would rehab the rest of the original theater. I have very fond memories of seeing Tim Burton’s Batman in this building. The screening room was huge and packed and the seats rocked and were very comfortable.

BobbyS on November 15, 2017 at 11:32 pm

Now Open……Recliners are the last great hope to improve box office returns which are declining. This property was for sale for quite some time. AMC must have owned it all this time. AMC bought LOEWS which bought M&R who built the theaters in the first place. The “M” was for MARKS whose family had the big beautiful theater palaces in the 1920’s in Chicago. Marbro, Granada, Broadway Strand to name a few.

GFeret on October 9, 2017 at 12:10 pm

I’m pretty sure Friday Oct. 6 the Norridge #1-2 theatres reopened for business (with Blade Runner 2049). I had gotten an online AMC advertisement about it so Saturday when I was driving in that vicinity I turned in and the 2 auditoriums furthest west (away from Harlem) in the lot certainly looked ready for customers right now

moviebuff82 on September 19, 2017 at 11:29 am

more recliners i bet. Same thing happened with East Hanover earlier this year.

aek316 on September 19, 2017 at 10:39 am

Drove by the property today. The half that’s reopening as a theater soon has been completely repainted and looks great! Interestingly, the other building (which I believe is the original building) looks untouched other than the entrance being boarded up. Wonder what will be happening there?

Broan on September 7, 2017 at 12:14 pm

Woodfield, South Barrington, Cantera have

moviebuff82 on September 7, 2017 at 12:10 pm

I wonder if any of the former amc loews houses remaining will become amcs with recliners soon…

aek316 on March 13, 2017 at 9:39 pm

Uploaded a photo I took today of the front sign stripped to just its frame.

aek316 on March 13, 2017 at 9:27 pm

I drove by the property today. The vintage Norridge sign that faced Harlem Avenue is sadly no more. They are in the demolition process in both buildings. I actually ran into a demo worker and he told me nearly everything has been gutted on the inside and that things were in rough shape inside before the demo work even started. It seems like there’s lots of work still to be done before it reopens.

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Paul Fortini on January 10, 2017 at 7:35 am

I’m so glad they’re renovating this place.

rivest266 on November 11, 2016 at 9:47 am

July 25th, 1975 and June 10th, 1977 grand opening ads for cinema 3 & 4 in the photo section.

CrustyB on October 19, 2016 at 10:13 am

I saw JAWS here when I was a kid. There’s a stone in front that resembles the open-mouthed shark from the iconic poster for the movie. It’s still there.

Broan on October 18, 2016 at 8:01 pm

The Norridge is currently being gutted to prepare for redevelopment of the original twin (later screens 5-10) into 4-6 AMC cinemas. The later addition 4 screens will be converted into retail.

I uploaded a diagram to make the sequence of additions and splits easier to understand. I think it is correct.

DavidZornig on August 9, 2016 at 7:26 pm

Trib article about the new project.

GFeret on May 17, 2016 at 8:09 am

I find it interesting in of course a stupid way that 2 blocks south from here you have the Harlem-Irving Mall where every last square inch obviously is at a retail development premium, but here the defunct norridge theatre parcel takes years before somebody gives a hoot about using it. the old RE adage “location-location-location” at its most bizarre

DavidZornig on May 16, 2016 at 4:49 pm

It’s probably because of the clear spans of former auditoriums and lower costs of redevelopment versus demolition and new construction. Not to mention the time factor to tear down and start from scratch.

Broan on May 16, 2016 at 4:44 pm

I’m surprised they’re actually interested in reusing the building.

DavidZornig on May 16, 2016 at 4:34 pm

Plans for a new AMC theater and a Miller’s Ale House via the Tribune.

NicoToscani on December 23, 2015 at 11:17 pm

I have so many happy memories of visiting this theater in the 70s though the 90s. It’s too bad it’s gone, but upgrading it to modern standards would have cost a fortune. Another part of my youth gone forever.