Sunday, October 25, 2009

Movie Theater at Roosevelt Collection to Open in December

We just got word from one of our readers who lives in the Roosevelt Collection that the Kerasotes movie theater is officially going to open on December 18th, 2009. This is a little later then we initially heard (previous reports said it would open of November of this year), but regardless it's still good to hear that it will open this year.

For some of our old posts on the movie theater click here.

(Hat Tip PA!)

24 comments:

Scrumpy said...

As long as it actually opens.

Some little snaps of fall color around the Sloop on my blog this morning if you're interested.

Anonymous said...

"movie theatre grand opening...movie theatre grand closing."

Anonymous said...

^^ POINTLESS ^^

Anonymous said...

I have to agree, getting to the Theatre on Michigan Avenue or the Ohio AMC with Lucky Strike from the South Loop is a snap on the #29bus. The walk to Roosevelt collection is the same as taking the #29 to Loop theatre, or you have to drive to this one.

I give this one 18 months before is closes because of the "let's talk to each other and the screen during the whole movie" crowd drives everyone away; same uneducated trash that made no one want to go to the Theatre at Wabash and 11th in the early
2000's.

Hope I am wrong, but the organization of this developer so far is giving me doubts about the abilty to land worthwhile tenants

Carl said...

IMO downtown Chicago is underserved in the movie theater department. Any new venues will be welcomed options.

And I think the Burnham Theater was more a victim of poor management than anything.

Anonymous said...

At one time, there was some discussion about putting a big MUVICO theater complex in the new Block 37 project.

Daley was initially against a movie theater in that space but, as other previously committed stores bailed, he changed his tune. Not sure of the current status.

Anonymous said...

I hope I am wrong; but, I see this theater becoming a haven for gang-bangers. Ever go to the AMC in River East on a Saturday night? The gangs became such a huge problem that they had to outlaw wearing white T-shirts.

Carl said...

Two things:

I read in todays paper that Muvico pulled it's Block 37 commitment in June and that was was ultimately forced the current foreclosure situation

As for undesirable movie theater patrons, it's still a free country . . . right? Management has the responsibility to eject any and all disruptive patrons and/or refund your money.

Anonymous said...

This is an Kerasotes "ICON" theater (suppose to be better than usual). Maybe it'll be more expensive than AMC... which means those "gang bangers" will pick AMC East over this.

Anonymous said...

Like I said: I hope I'm wrong. However, rather than mock a concerned citizen (like Lance) why don't you swing by AMC River East on a Saturday night. Try and have dinner at Lucky Strike while you're there.

Anonymous said...

I completely agree with the last post. I tried to host my kid's birthday at the theater and then have a bowling party afterwards - HUGE mistake. What appeared to be busloads of gang-bangers were ALL OVER the building. The owner of the bowling alley actually apologized; but, gave me one of those 'what can I do?' looks afterwards (i.e., I either get sued or shot if I try to combat the problem). I hope TO GOD this is not what Roosevelt Collection turns into. Unfortunately, the fact that the Roosevelt Collection has a U-shaped drive-around throughout is most definitely going to attract groups of people cruising around looking for trouble.

Anonymous said...

I hear what is being said and hope it doesn't happen. I think a plus to it not is that the movie theaters at River East have the Lucky Strike there to play the music and hang out. From what I understand of this new place is that you will have to pay to get into the theaters to enjoy the other parts. Or am I wrong? The other thing I heard is this will be one of the most expensive places of its kind around. Maybe that will discourage some?

Anonymous said...

I understand people's anxiety with people who look ghetto, but they are not all gang bangers. That said, if people turned in people who actually commit crimes, they may be discouraged from going to places like these. I hope the price keeps it upscale, but crime happens because people are afraid to get their hands dirty.

Anonymous said...

I as well hope it doesn't turn into a ghetto fest because I would love to be able to shop and see a movie. This is our neighborhood and we have to fight back to keep it safe.

Anonymous said...

Please define "looking ghetto" and "ghetto fest". These terms are general and I would hate to assume.

americancrow said...

I hope the theater does well. The closest other theater is River East 21, which is very nice but very expensive to park...and that's only if the parking machines don't overcharge your validated ticket. This theater will be different with a VIP section and assigned seating, similar to to the Muvico theater in Rosemont. It will great for the South Loop and hopefully will bring more retail. I'm optimistic.

Chy said...

i've read some of the comments and have found some to be disturbing, i don't know what race any of you are but i hope this isn't a black and white thing, stop stereotyping people of color as gangbangers, as one of the post said, "they're not all gang bangers", and can someone tell me what looking ghetto means. As for the person who made the statement "same uneducated trash" well some of the "educated trash" is no better, so please stop spreading your "better than everyone else" attitude, i'm all for having and going to a nice safe place to have a good time, but we as human beings need to stop prejudging others based on the way they dress or speak or the color of their skin, i truly hope the theatre is a great success, as another post stated, if we start reporting crimes when they happen maybe it will keep crime out of the area. The only positive post was that of AMERICANCROW, who seems to be very optimistic about the theatre. After reading a few of these post i realized that ignorant people and there racist ways are still alive in todays America, what a shame. Be blessed everyone.

Anonymous said...

"be blessed everyone" (Let me guess what race you are ?). Ghetto is Ghetto. It does not matter what race you are. black, white & asians can be ghetto and YES, it does matter how you are dressed and carry yourself at all times. Being dressed the right way, shows respect.

Anonymous said...

"Being dressed right?" Idiotic BS. You can't judge a book by it's cover and what one chooses to wear has ZERO to do with ones true character

And what gives you the right to judge at all?

Anonymous said...

In one generation - immigrants, including africans have made leaps and bounds over folks that have been here for 400 years. If you do not understand that dressing appropriatley (even hip hop is ok at times, we are talking about Ghetto) does show respect (not only when you go to church), it may
take another 400 years to reach
what others have done in only 30 years of being in our country.

Carl said...

400 years ago, this area was nothing but Native American Indians!

I'd like to know who sets the "dressing appropriatley" standard in your eyes, Anon.

Personally, I find Crocs and Uggs (as streetwear) highly offensive . . . but it's a free country.

Anonymous said...

Carl - you hit it on the button. It's not a comment directed towards one specific race. All races have their 'trash' factor.

Chy said...

First i would like to thank Carl for a very true statement this is a "free country" and people can dress as they please, and as one post stated "what one chooses to wear has nothing to do with a persons character" so please stop judging others because someone decided to wear urban gear to see a movie or grab a bite to eat, what if someone judged you for wearing something you purchased, as long as you're not bothering anyone or exposing any of your private body parts it shouldn't matter. As for the person that starts their post with "be blessed everyone let's guess what race you are", such an ignorant thing to say, guess we know what race you fall under, the only thing you said that i agree with is that there are negatives in all races, but in all honesty we know that most of the post are direct towards african americans, and please don't try to act as if it isn't, i said it before and i'll say it again, i too enjoy a nice safe place to enjoy dinner and a movie, but let's not continue to spread this disgusting hate for others whom are different or choose to wear a certain style or lable of clothing, i really want the south loop theatre to flourish and have everyone from all over enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

Wow. These comments are interesting. I've never had a problem at River East or 600 North Michigan. I will admit that i have not been on a Saturday night in a long time. But i won't go to any theater on a saturday night. I've been to the one in Rosemont as well as Orland Park and somewhere in the west suburbs on a saturday night. Honestly, most people are talking about a certain group when they say ghetto, but my saturday night experiences were bad at each of these theaters....with loud obnoxious kids running around and cellphones ringing and nonstop talking. The theater will be fine, just like River East is 90% of the time. Honestly, i think i'll check the new one out just for the experience, but will probably continue to go to River East or the kerasotes City North on Western because of the prices. And for the person that said "this is our neighborhood", i bet you're not from Chicago. "Your neighborhood" had been the home of one of the largest jewish ghetto's in the country and then a stopping point for african americans for most of it's existence. Wake up people and support this theater. Have a great day.