One Schaumburg Place Cinemas

601 N. Martingdale Road,
Schaumburg, IL 60173

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Previously operated by: Cineplex Odeon, Loews Cineplex

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This theater was opened November 21, 1991 by Cineplex Odeon, located in the One Schaumburg Place Mall near the huge Woodfield Mall. This shopping center was mainly occupied by smaller, non-chain stores which quickly closed up after the mall’s couple of anchor stores (Montgomery Ward, Phar-Mor, Filene’s Basement) were shuttered. The mall would soon be all but vacant except for the theater which was last operated by Loews Cineplex. However, even the theater closed its doors on December 10, 1998.

Three years later, One Schaumburg Place was totally gutted and reconstructed, and a new shopping center by the name of the Streets of Woodfield was opened in its place, which included a 20-screen megaplex operated by Loews Cineplex (now AMC).

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Broan on July 10, 2004 at 10:25 pm

Oddly enough, Streets of Woodfield is the very same building that was previously One Schaumburg Place. The old theaters, which I recall as being pretty decent for what they were, were located around where Carson Pirie Scott is now, on what was the second level of the mall. The mall was on the outskirts of Woodfield Mall, which contributed to the failure of One Schaumburg Place, which was poorly concieved and had the misfortune of most of its major tenants going into bankruptcy either as the mall opened or even before. The new shopping center is very successful, as an outdoor-type mall. The theatres are one of the better places to see a movie in the Northwest Suburbs, with stadium seating in rather unusual layouts, some seats even straddle the projection box. Sound and projection are generally pretty good, but the screen is curved rather annoyingly.

NinjaMurasaki on March 11, 2006 at 9:21 pm

I’ve been to the One Schaumburg Place theater at least once. I saw the movie Mouse Trap there. I was pretty young back then so I don’t remember too much about the theater. I do remember more about the mall even though I was only 6 or 7 when it closed and was redeveloped into Streets of Woodfield. I walked around there a lot and visited the stores with my mom. I have some good memories about the mall. You had to walk through the food court to get to the theater. I’m pretty sure that most of the building where Carson Pirie Scott is now if not the the whole building is still the original building that was the theater. I know that a lot of the back end of Streets of Woodfield looks and is exactly the same as before the change. They have the same bricks and loading docks. If anyone knows more about the mall building or the theater I would greatly appriciate it. I’ve done a lot of searching on the web but have pretty much found all the information that’s out there.

Broan on January 24, 2008 at 3:37 am

This entry should be edited to refer only to the One Schaumburg Place cinemas. One Schaumburg Place, when first announced, was supposed to have had Kohl’s and Marshall’s stores as anchors in addition to the various anchors that failed financially soon after the opening of the doomed mall. Perhaps it could have survived.

ev3rlastingcandi on May 14, 2009 at 11:15 am

hey, to Ninja Murasaki: I pretty much grew up in that place. My mom had a personlized book stand there and I used to run around and spend my days there. I can still remember the purple patterned carpet of the movie theater lobby. And the multi-colored chairs and tables at the food court! And how Subway used to have gigantic soft cookies instead of the small ones they have now. I was so sad when they closed it!! I was the same age you were! I read your other comment on Barrington Square Theater. SO weird. cause I was there too. And I remember the race track toy cars you can play with the remote controls and stuff.. agh. I remember going back there one day with some friends and we just walked straight through to a back parking lot and what looked like office buildings!!! I was completely caught off guard. but I’m pretty torn up about One Schaumburg Place though. I was just so taken aback to hear someone else with a similar story and the same age as me. I’m so curious as to figure out if I know you or not. hah I know your posts are all at least three years ago. so I’m praying and hoping that you see this and respond!!!

NinjaMurasaki on May 25, 2009 at 9:56 pm

Hi c0lorme. I’m still here. I haven’t posted in a while, but I check back every now and then for new posts. I can relate to all those things. That slot car racing place at Barrington Square was awesome! I went there for a birthday party one time. One Schaumburg Place was so nice, who would have thought back then that it would one day be turned into an outdoor mall. It’s amazing how popular it is. I guess people like the urban feel. You never know with these things. We might know each other. That would be so weird. I still miss it though. I’m 19 right now, grew up in Schaumburg and still live here. I went to Hoover Elementary, Keller Junior High, and Schaumburg High School. Even if I don’t personally know you, I’ll bet we’ve run into each other at some point. I’ve been to so many places around here. Glad I logged onto the site so you wouldn’t be waiting too long for a response.

rivest266 on June 24, 2012 at 12:43 am

This opened on November 21st, 1991. I uploaded the grand opening ad here.

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