Chicago Theater

22Dec12

Did you know that there are 8,915 lightbulbs in the Chicago Theater marquee?  Probably not.  Did you know that the C-h-i-c-a-g-o sign stands at nearly 6-stories tall?  I’ll bet you didn’t.

Those are two of the many fascinating facts I learned when I toured the Chicago Theater earlier this month.  Every now and again, I’ll indulge in a touristy activity and it always helps me appreciate this wonderful city.  When you live here, you often overlook the details and take the readily available gems for granted.  Although I had seen a few shows at the Chicago Theater, I hadn’t yet taken the time to learn it’s story.  The tour was a really awesome way to learn sooooo much about the building, Chicago history and movie theater history – all in one fell swoop.  I don’t want to turn this post into a Yelp review, so allow me to be succinct:  if I had more than two thumbs, I’d be putting them up for this super interesting and enjoyable tour!!  Do it.

Inside the theater

Inside the theater

Chandelier in the grand entrance

Chandelier in the grand entrance

Looking up the stairwell

Looking up the stairwell

My original marquee photo: 8.21.10

My original marquee photo: 8.21.10



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