Sunday, June 28, 2009

"Portrait Of A Palace" Screening, July 1

Chicago Architecture Foundation
Santa Fe Building, first floor gallery
24 South Michigan Avenue
No RSVPs/Free and open to the public
(Credit available: AIA/CES 1)

Portrait of a Palace
12:15 to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Jerry Mickelson, founder and partner of JAM Productions, and
Andy Pierce, volunteer, Friends of the Uptown.

"This documentary film on Chicago's UPTOWN THEATRE provides an in-depth look at the history of this movie palace and its amazing survival. The film accurately portrays a theatre "that is beyond human dreams of loveliness," as touted by architects C.W. & Geo. L. Rapp in 1925. Following the screening, Pierce and Mickelson discuss the theater's history and its planned renovation."

Read more about it at the ArchitectureChicago Plus blog.

Update: Read "The Lowdown on the Uptown" from NBC5's website.


  1. Anyone know what is going on with the Uptown Theatre since it was bought at auction? I pass it everyday and still have not seen any work going on to restore this national icon.

  2. We post updates via Uptown Adviser. You can sign up for free at Also, the purpose of this posted opportunity is to provide what update is possible at this time.