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  Aurora

  Paramount Arts Center

  23 East Galena Blvd

  Aurora   IL  60506    

  Phone   630 896-6666

  Web Site  http://www.paramountarts.com/

  Description  restored Art Deco theater with active performance schedule

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Entertainment

  Building Type   Theater

  New or Updated:   11/5/2004

  IL
 
Benton
 
Beatles Mini Museum
 
113 McCann Street
 
Benton  IL  62812    
 
Phone  618 438-2328
 
Web Site  http://www.rendlake.com/pages/local/historical.htm-franklin
 
Description  nostalgia and collectables of famed rock band, from the period when                         George Harrison spent time there in 1963
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Entertainment
 
Industry/Profession  Music
 
New or Updated:  08/17/2003

  Illinois
 
Chicago
 
Museum of Broadcast Communications
 
78 East Washington St
 
Chicago  IL  60602    
 
Phone  312 629-6000
 
Web Site  http://www.museum.tv/index.shtml
 
Alt Web  www.neog.com/mbc/
 
Description  emphasis on commercial broadcasting, 10,000 TV shows, 50,000 hours of    radio, commercials, newscasts, studio, cameras, Cable TV, Radio Hall of Fame
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Entertainment
 
Nature of Group or Site  Hall of Fame
 
Industry /Profession  Broadcasting
 
Research /Reading  Archives
 
New or Updated:  07/13/2003

Illinois
DeKalb
NIU Historical Scenic Collection
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb IL 60115
Phone 815 753-8253
Fax 815 753-8415
Web Site http://www.vpa.niu.edu/theater/Aweb1.htm
Description comprehensive collection of Manhattan Opera Company and Chicago Civic Opera scenery, maquettes, backdrops of operas
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus: Entertainment
Field of Study Science Facility Theater

Illinois
Dundee
Three Worlds of Santa's Village
601 Dundee Avenue
Dundee IL 60118
Phone
847 426-6751
Web Site http://www.santasvillageil.com/sv.html
Description Santa's World, Old McDonald's Farm, Coney Island, Polar Dome, Racing Rapids
Type of Resource Activity
Primary Focus Entertainment
Kind of Activity Amusement Park
New or Updated: 05/26/2003

Illinois
East Dundee
Racing Rapids Action Park
800 East Main St
East Dundee IL 60118
Phone 847 426-5525
Web Site http://www.santasvillageil.com/rr.html
Description 10 acre water park with 3 slides, lazy river -- part of Santa's Village
Type of Resource Activity
Primary Focus Entertainment
Kind of Activity Water Park
New or Updated: 05/30/2003
 

  IL

  Elmhurst

  Theatre Historical Society of America

  152 North York 2nd Floor

  York Theatre Building

  Elmhurst  IL    60126    

  Phone   630 782-1800

  Web  http://www2.hawaii.edu/~angell/thsa/welcome2.html

  E-mail  mailto:thrhistsoc@aol.com

  Description  documents all types of theatres, links to theatres

  Type of Resource   History Related Organization

  Primary Focus  Entertainment

  Kind of Activity  Link List

  Nature of Group or Site  Association

  Field of Study/Science Facility  Architecture

  Research    Archives

  New or Updated  1/19/2006
 

  IL

  Elmhurst

  American Movie Palace Museum

  152 North York 2nd Floor

  York Theatre Building

  Elmhurst  IL 60126    

  Phone  630 782-1800

  Web   http://www2.hawaii.edu/~angell/thsa/museum.html

  Description  drawings, photos, memorabilia of the great movie palaces

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Entertainment

  Field of Study/Science Facility  Architecture

  Collection G-M  Models

  Collection   Photography

  Owner/Operator:  Theatre Historical Society of America

  New or Updated   1/19/2006

Illinois
Gurnee
Six Flags Great America
542 N Route 21
Gurnee IL 60031
Phone 847 249-4636
Web Site http://www.sixflags.com/parks/greatamerica/index.asp
Alt Web http://www.amusementpark.com/index.cfm/fuseAction/info/parkid/20/
Description theme park with many roller coasters and thrill rides
Type of Resource Activity
Primary Focus Entertainment
Kind of Activity Theme Park
New or Updated: 06/15/2003

Illinois
Springfield
Knight's Action Park
1700 Recreation Drive
Springfield IL 62702
Phone 217 546-8881
Web Site http://www.knightsactionpark.com/park_info.html
E-mail mailto:knightsap@aol.com
Description 62 acres of water slides, bumper boats, driving range, go karts, laser tag,
Type of Resource Activity
Primary Focus Entertainment
Kind of Activity Water Park
New or Updated: 05/29/2003

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