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By Konrad Schiecke

the tale of downtown Chicago—its early improvement, later struggles, and present restoration—is reflected within the historical past of the theatres that occupied its streets. This brilliant chronicle tells the story of the Windy City’s theatres, from mid-nineteenth century vaudeville homes to the city decline and renewal of the 20 th and twenty-first centuries. mentioned are the rebuilding efforts after the good Chicago hearth of 1871, the 1st nickel theaters exhibiting “moving pictures,” the ornate silent motion picture palaces, the circulate to “talkies,” the demanding situations of the good melancholy and the advent of tv, and concrete decline. this present day, Chicago has preserved a few of its such a lot historical motion picture palaces, landmarks of cultural vibrancy in its reawakened downtown. With approximately 2 hundred pictures from the Theatre historic Society of the USA, this paintings brings to existence all the theatres that experience enlivened Chicago’s leisure district, reflecting the transformation of downtown Chicago itself.

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