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Brighton theatre
Posted by: paw (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: February 29, 2008 03:04AM

Wish they could have saved!cinematreasures.org/theater/2527/

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Re: Brighton theatre
Posted by: paw (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: February 29, 2008 03:31AM

In fact one of the first movies I ever attended was at the Marquette theater on 63rd and Kedzie right by the Colony and I believe it was ran by the same people.

"The Marquette was owned the same chain that owned the Hi-Way and the Colony theatres. On the north side of the city they owned the Sheridan, Patio, Vogue, North Center and possibly some others." from a post on Cinematreasures.org

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Re: Brighton theatre
Posted by: JonnyOYeah (---.sac-1.depaul.edu)
Date: March 13, 2008 11:33AM

I still have some of the bricks that braced the truss beam located stage right. Last movie I saw there was Ghostbusters II!

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Re: Brighton theatre
Posted by: paw (---.austin.res.rr.com)
Date: March 13, 2008 12:42PM

Marquette or Brighton?

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Re: Brighton theatre
Posted by: JonnyOYeah (---.stc-1.depaul.edu)
Date: March 13, 2008 01:05PM

Brighton. I got like 3 or 4 bricks in my little artifact "morgue".

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Re: Brighton theatre
Posted by: paw (---.austin.res.rr.com)
Date: March 13, 2008 01:08PM

Nice a true lost gem.

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Re: Brighton theatre
Posted by: adgorn (---.dsl.emhril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 16, 2008 06:25PM

The Brighton was the place where the Grimes Sisters saw their last movie on Dec 28, 1956 - Love Me Tender (Elvis).

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Re: Brighton theatre
Posted by: JonnyOYeah (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: March 16, 2008 10:59PM

I remember the last movie to ever be shown here was 101 Dalmations. At Xmas each year they used to have holiday cartoons and every one would get a plastic stocking filled with hard candy and coloring books. After it closed it became the "Brighton Center or the Performing Arts", but I think it may have only hosted one or two ranchero shows before shutting down again.

Oddly enough, there used to be this large wolly mammoth at MSI in some fossil fuel exhibit near the entrance to the Coal Mine. When this section of the museum was redone as an enlarged "Yesterday's Main Street", the mammoth's head went to a mini golf set up at Navy Pier, and the rest o her went to the Brighton (don't ask me why!). Right before the theater was destroyed it was moved out to the alley between the stage entrance and Watra' Church Goods.

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Re: Brighton theatre
Posted by: paw (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: March 17, 2008 12:07AM

Great Religious wood carvings at Watra's. You can watch them do it pretty cool

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Re: Brighton theatre
Posted by: johnc114 (---.hsd1.fl.comcast.net)
Date: January 09, 2011 10:11AM

Yes I remember Brighton Theater, because I use to work there as an usher, assistant manager, and part time janitor.
If I could answer some questions please send them to [email protected]

I worked there from july 1974 thru july 1977.
I 'm John.

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Re: Brighton theatre
Posted by: SWEDE (---.lightspeed.iplsin.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 13, 2016 12:00AM

We went to the Brighton when we were kids and then to Archer Ave Big Store, the soda shop, Chessdens pizza, White Castle, Robert Halls Mens store. Those were the good old days in the 50's 60's

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