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Friday Morning Diversion: Uptown History Lesson

By Lisa White in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 17, 2014 4:45PM

The historic Uptown Theatre is a hidden gem for many Chicagoans. Closed to the public since 1981 (except for a few parties in the 90s) the mammoth historic confines sit untouched awaiting renovations after being purchased by JAM Productions in 2008. It started out as a movie theater but morphed into a music venue in the 70s and hosted such acts as Bruce Springsteen, The Grateful Dead, Lou Reed, The Ramones, Rod Stewart and Prince. Below is a nice condensed history lesson on the theatre as well as some shots of the treasure that lays inside. Hopefully we'll see it restored to its full glory sooner rather than later.

[H/T Emily N. for sharing the video with us.]