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The Vic Theatre, Chicago

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#109 of 160 in Nightlife in Chicago
Vic Theatre, designed by architect John E.O. Pridmore, opened in 1912 as the Victoria Theatre. It took three years to build the luxurious five-story vaudeville house. The lobby floor and staircases are still Italian marble, and the interior still has most of the original ornate wall sculptures. The acoustics are near perfect, and the balcony has wonderful sight-lines.

When there's no live music, hit the Brew & View. Singular to all of northern Illinois, the Brew & View is the Vic's alter ego, transforming the theater from music to movies. Three bars are open throughout the films, creating a cinematic experience miles away from the strip-mall multiplex. Movies at Brew & View tend to be second- and third-run, as well as cult and underground favorites. Visit http://www.brewview.com/ for show times
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  • Ihave been going to shows at the Vic since I was a teenager. I love the atmosphere and and old theater ambience. I also like the size. Sound is not always great but that might be just the band sometim...  more »

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