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The Blues Brothers In The Big House

By Steven Pate in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 4, 2010 5:20PM

2010_08_bluesbrothers.jpg If, like us, the last fifteen or so times you've caught The Blues Brothers, it was on some random weekend afternoon on WGN and riddled with commercial breaks, and your appreciation for the classic could probably use a fresh perspective. So why not head to The Old Joliet Prison and watch it the way Jake and Elwood would have wanted you to?

Head to the prison next friday to see the film, the latest installment of the the Levi's and Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow, where movies are shown on the locations in which they are set. Other locations that would have met with our approval include:

  • Lower Wacker Drive - it's not like anybody's driving on it
  • Nate's Deli - could use the UIC recreation field since the Maxwell St of the film is no longer
  • Plymouth Hotel - which is now the little triangle of green space across from the Harold Washington Library

Maybe you've got a better suggestion?

Bring your own blanket or something to sit on, but the screening is free. Come in costume, or be one of the first 50 to complete the Blues Brothers Gowalla Trip, and you'll even win your invite to an after-party, where they'll be serving "orange whips, fried chickens and dry white toast inside of a church."

Joliet Prison is located at Old Joliet Prison, 1125 Collins Street, Joliet, and is scheduled for 8 p.m.. More Information on Facebook.