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Chicago Theatre - This Theater Exudes Class
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The Chicago Theatre on State Street is a classic Chicago landmark. This beautiful, historic French Baroque building is in very good shape. Its prominent lit-up sign and postcard-worthy facade with the iconic Marquee as well as its wonderfully elegant interior: The word "Historic" doesn't even begin to cover this place!
It's hard to believe that this gorgeous old theater started its life as a movie palace, and that famous artist such as Benny Goodman and Frank Sinatra performed here - between movies! Stepping into the Chicago theater, you really feel the history of the place. The grand staircase, the vaulting ceiling, stained glass windows, ornate columns, the chandelier scream Paris, and the theater itself, ornate, with gold walls, red velvet curtains and scenes from mythology painted at the tops of the walls - they all send you back in time. The word that comes to mind when you walk in the spacious, well-finished entryway and then take a seat in the theatre in your plush chair is.. class.
I can understand how places like this helped people make it through the Depression!
October 19th, 2012
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