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New Improv Theater Opening Downtown in October

Ella Douglass Ella Douglass New Improv Theater Opening Downtown in October

“Get a job in computers.” If you’ve ever told your parents you want to entertain for a living, you likely received a similar response. But the virtues of a solid career in IT didn’t keep Tara DeFrancisco or Rance Rizzutto from pursuing improv comedy professionally in Chicago. Now, after more than 10 years performing with […]

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First Look: The Drexel Theatre Prepares for Reopening

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: The Drexel Theatre Prepares for Reopening

After four months of extensive renovations, the historic Drexel Theatre is prepping for a grand reopening next Friday, July 15th. The final phase of a $1.5 million update has given the entire building a major makeover. “At first thought we’d just do the marquee and the two lobbies, but the Friends of the Drexel did […]

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First Look: Grandview Theater & Drafthouse

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Grandview Theater & Drafthouse

After several months of construction, the shuttered Grandview Theatre is being reborn tonight as the new Grandview Theater and Drafthouse. The venue was acquired by the owners of Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse in Clintonville, who have completely renovated and refreshed the entire space. Co-Owner Eric Brembeck noted that fans of Studio 35 will notice […]

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New in Theaters: Captain America, Tale of Tales, The Family Fang & More

Hope Madden Hope Madden New in Theaters: Captain America, Tale of Tales, The Family Fang & More

Summer approaches! How do we know? Because the first Marvel film of 2016 has arrived. The Captain won’t have a great deal of competition at the multiplex, but there are more than enough strong indies unspooling in local art houses and independent cinemas this weekend to satisfy any moviegoer. Captain America: Civil War Cap (Chris […]

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New in Theaters: Batman V Superman, Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 & More

Hope Madden Hope Madden New in Theaters: Batman V Superman, Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 & More

Spring must be here because the first superhero blockbuster has arrived. A bitter, older Batman takes issue with Superman’s godlike threat, and Wonder Woman still chooses to fight crime without the benefit of pants. And there’s more! A new Terrence Malick, animation shorts, a couple of indie horror efforts, an Oscar nominated foreign language film, […]

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Drexel Theatre Closing for Renovations

Walker Evans Walker Evans Drexel Theatre Closing for Renovations

The historic Drexel Theatre will be closing temporarily starting March 14th for a series of updates and upgrades. The building’s lobby and marquee will undergo renovations, restoring the property to its original Art Deco style. The marquee upgrade includes replacement of neon tubing, new lighting and a rehab of the original ceiling. The entrance lobby […]

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New In Theaters: The Finest Hours, Jeruzalem, & More

Hope Madden Hope Madden New In Theaters: The Finest Hours, Jeruzalem, & More

Studios continue to shovel out those films that didn’t have the draw to make it during awards season or the holiday box office prime time, so things will be hit or miss until the spring. Still, you can catch the full slate of Oscar nominated shorts, which you should definitely make a point to do. […]

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The Urban Living Tour returns (with strict safety guidelines) on Aug 30!

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