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Chicago, IL
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Chicago Theatre
Chicago, IL
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com


The Chicago Theatre is a French Baroque style theatre located in Chicago's Loop area. According to the Chicago Theatre website, it was known as "the Wonder Theatre of the World" back when it opened in 1921.

Chicago Theatre
Chicago, IL
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

During its early years, the theatre was home to both live entertainment and films. The stage shows were eventually discontinued in the 1950's.

 

In the 1970's and early 1980's, the Chicago Theatre went through a period of hard times culminating it its closing in September 1985. After closing, the Chicago was threatened with pending demolition. The Chicago Theatre Restoration Associates and the City bought and restored the theatre and reopened in September 1986 with a performance by Frank Sinatra, symbolic because Sinatra had performed here in the 1950's. The Chicago Theatre has been home to first class acts ever since.

 

Close-up of the Chicago marquee
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

The Chicago Theatre was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and received designation as a Chicago Landmark in 1983. 02-10

 

Here are more photos of the Chicago Theatre.

 

Close-up of Chicago Marquee in day
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Interior
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

Interior
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

 

 

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