Remove ads with our VIP Service
Share This Page
- The Birds 
- Frankenstein 
- It's a Wonderful Life 
- Marty 
- M*A*S*H 
- The Poseidon Adventure 
- Singin' in the Rain 
- Some Like it Hot 
- The Unsinkable Molly Brown 
- Wayne's World 
- The Wizard of Oz 
- The Wolf Man 
Add Your Comments
- San Diego, CA: Angelika Film Center & Cafe to Open October 9, 2015 [10/2]
- La Jolla, CA: Movies Come to The LOT [10/2]
- Rochester, MN: Wehrenberg Rochester Galaxy 14 Cine Getting IMAX, Losing Mega Screen [9/30]
- Duncansville, PA: Carmike 12 - Altoona Opens October 1, 2015 [9/30]
- Bellevue, WA: AMC Loews Factoria 8 Closed Temporarily for Seating Upgrades [9/29]
- Appleton, WI: Marcus Valley Value Cinema Closed [9/24]
- Renton, WA: Regal East Valley 13 Closed, Building Sold to CarMax [9/23]
- Camillus, NY: Movie Tavern Breaks Ground, Plans May 2016 Opening [9/21]
- Flourtown, PA: Movie Tavern Flourtown Opens [9/21]
- Encino, CA: Laemmle's Town Center 5 Closed Until October 2, 2015 for Renovations [9/19]
The Hollywood Palms movie theater opened last week in Naperville, Illinois, and it's not your average run-of-the-mill multiplex! The lobby is decorated with wooden archways, antique statues, and a large waterfall, and the auditoriums have themes, like Underwater, Mayan Temple, Chinese, Animation, Egypt, and The Wizard of Oz, where the castle that belonged to the Wicked Witch of the West is replicated, complete with flying monkeys.
WGN-TV has some video of the new theater and an interview with the owner. You can see this video below, and clicking on the Read link will take you to the WGN-TV web site, which has a transcript of the video as well.
The theater isn't just decorated nicely with nothing else to offer, however. Like their sister location, the Hollywood Blvd. in Woodridge, the Hollywood Palms offers a full restaurant and bar with dining service at your seat.
The theater is also hosting several events in the upcoming months, where celebrities will be present to sign autographs before a movie that they starred in. Examples include:
|Wayne's World with host Tia Carrere||October 9 - 11, 2009|
|Marty and The Poseidon Adventure with host Ernest Borgnine||October 16, 2009|
|The Birds with host Tippi Hedren||October 17, 2009|
|M*A*S*H with hosts Elliott Gould and Sally Kellerman||October 18, 2009|
|Frankenstein & The Wolfman hosted by Sara Karloff and Ron Chaney||October 23 - 25, 2009|
|Young Frankenstein with host Teri Garr||October 30 - November 1, 2009|
Singing in the Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown with host Debbie Reynolds
|November 7, 2009|
The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary with hosts The Munchkins
|November 8, 2009|
Some Like It Hot with host Tony Curtis
|December 5 - 6, 2009|
It's a Wonderful Life with host Karolyn 'ZuZu' Grimes
|December 18 - 19, 2009|
The schedule is subject to change, so please see the web site for Hollywood Palms for more information.
Add Your Comments
No comments found. Be the first and let us know what you think!
Add Your Comments
|Commenting on Journal Articles is available only to our readers who have customized this site, which makes it easier for you to complete the form and for us to contact you with any questions or concerns about your comments.|
Please login or register a new account before continuing.
Log in to retrieve your saved settings.
Forget Your Passcode?Send My Passcode To Me
Not Registered? Create a New Account!
Our registered members enjoy more features, including:
- Save Your Location -- the site remembers your location, no having to re-enter it each time you visit
- Favorite Theaters List -- keep a handy list of the theaters you attend
- Favorite Movies List - movies you want to see, all in one place
- Write Movie Reviews -- share your opinions of the movies you see
- Block Ads with VIP Service -- view this site ad free (subscription req'd)
Basic accounts are free -- sign up today!
Concerned About Privacy?
Journal/Blog - The Marquee - Movie Links - News and Events - Now Showing - Reader Reviews
Customize - VIP Service
|The BigScreen Cinema Guide is a service of SVJ Designs LLC. All graphics, layout, and structure of this service (unless otherwise specified) are Copyright © 1995-2015, SVJ Designs. The BigScreen Cinema Guide is a trademark of SVJ Designs. All rights reserved.|
'ACADEMY AWARDS®' and 'OSCAR®' are the registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.