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About Going Attractions

Other countries built palaces for royalty; in the United States we built them to watch movies. "Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of Movie Palaces" celebrates the grandeur of the great cinemas of the United States. Built in the 1910s-30s, when movies were the acme of entertainment and the stories were larger than life, so were the venues designed to show them: Thousands of seats, giant screens, exotic and ornate interiors with balconies and lounges, in-house organs and orchestras, amazing marquees, and air conditioning back when homes had none. The film also tracks the theaters’ eventual decline, through to current-day preservation efforts. A tribute to America’s great art form and the great monuments created for audiences to enjoy them in.

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1hr 30min (No Intermission)

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Recommended for all ages.

Athenaeum Theatre Main Stage

2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL 60657

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This show closes on Thursday, March 12.

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