The Chicago opening of the hit RKO film, The Window, occurred on Wednesday, May 11, 1949 at the RKO Palace, Randolplh nr. LaSalle. It was the top-half of a double-bill, an ad in the Chicago Tribune reads:
TODAY. . . at 8:45 a.m., The Killers Are Here . . . FOR HIM!----Helpless! Cornered! Trapped by the killers whose crime he witnessed! Doomed as the only one who knew their guilt! Abandoned by everyone who could help him . . . because nobody . . . nobody . . . NOBODY would believe him! Tremble to the icy grip of this boy's hopeless terror in the suspense-shock sensation of the season! RKO presents "The Window" Dore Schary in Charge of Production, starring Barbara Hale, Bobby Driscoll, Arthur Kennedy, Paul Stewart, Ruth Roman . . .
(This film was later sent out to neighborhood theatres beginning Friday, May 27, 1949 . . . )
The bottom-half of the double-bill featured:
Plus! 2nd Big Feature! The Love Secrets of Burlesque's Queens of Quiver! "Ladies of the Chorus," Adele Jergens, Marilyn Monroe, Rand Brooks, Nana Bryant, Eddie Garr, Steven Geray . . . . GIRLS! Win Hollywood Screen Test! Enter RKO Palace "Miss Windy City" Beauty Contest!