On January 19th, Joe Moore sent out an email detailing the future plans for the Village North Theater. I'm not real big on reprinting Machine Propaganda, but I'm not seeing much mentioned elsewhere, so I thought I'd pass it along.
Joe Moore writes: "The Village North Theater at 6740 N. Sheridan has closed its doors, but will open again soon under new ownership after extensive interior and exterior renovations.
The theater, and the building which houses it, was purchased last year by Anthony Fox of CDF Capital. Mr. Fox has already restored much of the terra cotta facade and will soon begin the interior renovations. He shared his plans with community residents at a meeting last June.
Mr. Fox will continue to show new-release movies in all four theaters, but plans also to occasionally show art films and provide some live performances in the largest theater, such as poetry readings, comedy acts, children's activities and other cultural events.
The building which houses the Village North is also home to a Starbuck's and a Thai restaurant. Both businesses will continue to operate.
Mr. Fox tells me he hopes to reopen the theater in late spring."