Mill Run Playhouse

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Mill Run Playhouse
Address Golf Road and Milwaukee Avenue
Niles, Illinois
United States
Owner Rach, Comiskey, and Vaughn, Inc.[1]
Operator Mill Run Theater Corporation[1]
Type theater in the round
Capacity 1,600[2]
Construction
Opened July 2, 1965
Closed August 1, 1984
Demolished August 1984
Architect Belli & Belli Architects and Engineers[1]

Mill Run Playhouse (aka Mill Run Theatre)[3] was a 1,600 seat[4] theatre in the round in Niles, Illinois. It was built in 1965 on the grounds of the Golf Mill Shopping Center.[5] It was scheduled to open in June 1965 but torrential rains delayed the opening to July 2, 1965.[6] It was demolished in August 1984.[7] Its last show was a performance by Lou Rawls on August 1.[8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "New Area Theater To Open". Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Ill.). 22 April 1965. 
  2. ^ Various sources list 1500, 1700 and 1800
  3. ^ "In the Round Down the Drain", Chicago Tribune, December 23, 1983: N16 
  4. ^ "'Good Theatre is Right Here' is Mill Run Producer's Credo", The Des Plaines Suburban Times, February 7, 1968: 8 
  5. ^ "Niles Built on Fertile Farmland", Chicago Tribune, June 25, 1986: F19 
  6. ^ Cannon, Chuck (17 June 1965). "Cannon's Cavalcade". Brookfield Citizen. 
  7. ^ "Sneed & Lavin INC.", Chicago Tribune, July 26, 1984: 20 
  8. ^ "Plan Ahead", Chicago Tribune, July 26, 1984: E8 

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