For XRT’s 40th anniversary, the Regular Guy takes a look back to the Lost Theaters of Chicago, and what was being played in these venues in the year 1971. In the 1970s, new movies would open in the major theaters downtown weeks before they would available in outside neighborhood and suburban theaters.
Pink Floyd played the Auditorium Theater in Chicago on October 27, 1971. In the 1970s the Chicago Theater was called “an invitation to terror.” The Loop Theater was next door, and the State and Lake Theater was across the street. In ’71, the Roosevelt Theater was showing Shaft for a buck!
The Regular Guy’s 4D Flashback: The Lost Theaters of Chicago