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Riviera Theatre, Chicago

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#155 of 160 in Nightlife in Chicago
Completed in 1917 by architects George and C.W. Rapp (Rapp & Rapp), it was built as a movie theater for the Balaban & Katz chain.

Located in Chicago’s historic Uptown theater district, at the intersection of Racine, Broadway and Lawrence the Riviera Theatre is a central part of the Chicago’s past and present. Transformed into a private nightclub in 1986, the Riviera Theatre is now one of Chicago’s premier concert and special events venues.
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  • I haven’t been to this old Chicago venue in almost 17 years. The place still has that nostalgic feel to it even moreso perhaps then ever. The entrance is smooth with a slight patdown and inside you go...  more »

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