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The Chicago Theatre

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The Chicago Theatre

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dustythoughts wrote a review Mar 2020
Manchester, Connecticut1,105 contributions462 helpful votes
If you have any opportunity at all to see a show here, please do! This gorgeous theater harkens back to the glory days of theatres, with a beautifully adorned ceiling, comfortable seats (although they're on the smaller side), and ample space for a lot of people. There's a concession stand, and although the lines are long, they move quickly - the staff are efficient and friendly, and know how to move large groups of people along so nobody's waiting for long. This theatre attracts great shows (e.g., Hamilton, various Christmas shows), so shows are generally packed, especially since the theatre is centrally located in the Loop/downtown area.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Jake wrote a review Mar 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota124 contributions85 helpful votes
My girlfriend and I went to see Eckhart Tolle give a lecture here. We were blown away at how beautiful the venue was! It very much had a European feel to it. It was suprisingly really big inside as well. We did wait in line for a while to get in, but that is typical for venues like this. They sell drinks and snacks there, which was nice. The location is also great as well. We stayed in River North and were super close. We would love another opportunity to see a show here.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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sarahbK316ZH wrote a review Mar 2020
Moorhead, United States3 contributions3 helpful votes
Beautiful Venue, excellent Staff. We were treated well and the long lines moved very quickly. What a wonderful evening!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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lisa d wrote a review Feb 2020
Illinois, United States17 contributions27 helpful votes
Went with group of ladies at Christmas to see the Twas the Night before Show. OMG..show was amazing. Was my first time at the Chicago Theater, and I hope it won't be my last. Definitely has the feel of times gone by, but not run down at all. Was worried that I was going to be disappointed with my seats, but nothing could be further from the truth. In looking around, there really was NO bad seat in the house. Awesome place...Highly recommend this theater!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Ryan K wrote a review Jan 2020
7 contributions7 helpful votes
The venue is beautiful. The seats have great sight to the stage. The sound is excellent (dependent on performers). Stop and look at the ceiling. Drinks are a bit pricey but they have plenty of bars, and they are well made. The staff are friendly and organized. I've been to 20 shows at the Chicago Theatre over the 15 years I lived in the city and it is always an A+ experience. We'll be back this summer for more.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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