the Mercury Theater location clarification
the Mercury Theater location clarification
Posted by: Artista ()
Date: March 04, 2011 12:51PM

Wasn't the theater directly on the northwest corner of Harlem and North ave where the Walgreens stands now in in Elmwood Park? If not, was Walgreens always in that location? I seem to remember Walgreen being adjacent to Sears on the east side of Harlem, north of North ave-thanks all

Re: the Mercury Theater location clarification
Posted by: barsntone ()
Date: March 04, 2011 02:34PM

No, not directly on the NW corner, but a block west on North Ave, sort of in and adjacent to the tall condo building there. The Mercury used to be one of 3 theatres that served the Oak Park-River Forest-Elmwood Park-Galewood area, including the defunct Lamar theatre on 100 S. Marion in OP and the still-with-us Lake Theatre on 1000 W. Lake (7000 in Chi Street numbers) in Oak Park.

Re: the Mercury Theater location clarification
Posted by: Dunning1 ()
Date: December 14, 2011 06:12PM

Actually the Mercury was a short block west of there at the corner of 73rd Ct. Been there many times. Don't forget the old Montclare Theatre that used to be on Grand Avenue just east of Harlem.

Re: the Mercury Theater location clarification
Posted by: tomcat630 ()
Date: December 20, 2011 12:33AM

The Walgreens is one of that chain's oldest, still standing. The strip mall behind it is where the Mercusry stood.

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