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The Granada Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, opened in 1926 and tragically demolished, mostly intact, in 1990.  I love this photograph of the theatre cloaked in lights–and that towering vertical makes it twice as nice. Whereas theaters in New York often looked like they were just part of an office building, Chicago theaters tended to boast incredibly ornate exteriors that announced that this indeed was a movie palace!  Come one and come all!   Man! (sigh).  I really wish I could see something like this now.  It’s beauty personified.

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