While Lincoln Village Theater may have been Oscar Brotman’s greatest gift to Hollywood Park, it was far from his greatest gift to Chicago. Lincoln Village Theater was just one in a multifaceted chain of Brotman-Sherman movie theaters. They had art houses (Carnegie, Cinema); drive-ins (Oasis); historic icons (Portage, Tivoli, Aragon); modern conveniences (Hillside), and, in […]
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In July 1968 Oscar Brotman made a triumphant return to Hollywood Park with the opening of the 1,440-seat Lincoln Village Theater, located in the Lincoln Village Shopping Center about two blocks upriver from Brotman’s shuttered and soon-to-be-demolished Tower Cabana Club.
His name was Oscar A. Brotman (1916-1994), and not just once but twice he brought his vision of glitz and glamour to the Hollywood Park neighborhood. Nothing remains of the Tower Cabana Club and Lincoln Village Theatre, but in their glory days Brotman’s venues were the swankiest spots around. Setting the stage for fun in the sun […]