Veteran Chicago Tribune staffer Bill Mullen was at THS HQ last week for this story :

Chicago’s old movie theaters refuse to fade away

Area is home to many grand old movie theaters that people are still trying to save

By William Mullen, Tribune reporter,  July 29, 2011
Getting rid of a decaying old movie theater, as many rueful city and suburban officials can attest, can be as tough as tearing down a beloved old church that’s fallen on hard times . . . .

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