Grove Cinemas

1620 75th Street,
Downers Grove, IL 60516

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Ashyana Banquets

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Previously operated by: Cineplex Odeon, Loews Cineplex

Architects: David K. Mesbur

Functions: Banquet Hall, Restaurant

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Grove Cinemas, Downers Grove, IL

This cinema was opened October 3, 1986 by Cineplex Odeon. It was closed by Loews Cineplex on February 10 2001 due to competition from the Loews Woodridge 18 which opened in the neighboring town of Woodridge in 1999.

It is now in use as an Indian restaurant known as Shikara, and a banquet hall named Ashyana.

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Broan on February 9, 2006 at 10:30 am

“From 1983 to 1990, Mr. Mesbur was the exclusive architect for Cineplex Odeon Corporation, during which time he was responsible for the design of over 250 multiplex locations in Canada, the United States and England. After the establishment of Mesbur+Smith Architects, the firm completed an additional five projects for Cineplex Odeon.” –

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on December 19, 2006 at 10:46 am

This is another fine example of a short-lived Cineplex-Odeon Theatre biting the dust. Are ANY of the multi-plexes that C-O opened up between 1986 and 1990 in the Chicagoland Area still open as movie theatres? I can only name the Lincoln Village and the North Riverside, now both operated by Village Theatres. Others like the Burnham, the Bricktown, the Ridge, and the Town & Country came and went so quickly.

CinemarkFan on December 22, 2006 at 8:00 pm

River Oaks 1-6 is still around. Rivertree Court is now owned by Kerasotes, but may close when they open a 12 screen showplace at the nearby Hawthorne Mall. And Bloomingdale Court is still open by Village…at least until Century Theatres/Cinemark opens the 16 screener inside Stratford Square.

CatherineDiMartino on May 14, 2007 at 5:44 am

It seems odd that a 15 year old building would be demolished. But then again, considering our “throw-away” society, maybe not. Could this building have been re-used for anything? Likely not.

spiderland on February 19, 2010 at 4:19 pm

The building wasn’t completely demolished. It currently stands as an Indian restaurant/banquet (Shikara Restaurant / Ashyana Banquets).

Check out the restaurant sometime. The food’s pretty decent, and you can kinda tell it used to be a theatre (from the left hallway to the room itself).

TLSLOEWS on February 24, 2010 at 3:25 pm

They just tore down part of it Catherine,but I kwnow what you mean.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 25, 2011 at 8:03 pm

It was a 35.000 square foot theatre complex.Will seat 2300 people.Large Screen for 70mm.

rivest266 on November 23, 2014 at 1:35 pm

October 3rd, 1986 grand opening ad along with the Ridge Cinemas in Arlington Park in photo section.

50sSNIPES on August 21, 2023 at 12:21 pm

Closed on February 10, 2001. Last operated by Loews Cineplex.

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