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The Chicago Theatre Marquee Tour Reviews

The Chicago Theatre (Chicago, IL)

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"The Chicago Theatre Marquee Tour"
221 ratings
4.7 average rating
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61 reviews
32 stars
attended Sep 11 2012

Interesting tour. Informative host.

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71 events
37 reviews
44 stars
attended Jul 08 2011

a broad and thorough introduction to a landmark, historic building. Popu.lar history, gossipy anecdotes, star stories and autographs, architectural insights, movie and live performance history from 1921 to the present. Includes on stage,...continued

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52 events
14 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 27 2009

Chris was an excellent tour guide and I really enjoyed hearing Lee Mahoney play the theater's organ. We were in every part of the theater---mezzanine, balcony,main floor, stage, dressing room and lobbies.

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11 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 01 2011

Absolutely loved the "insiders" tour of the Chicago Theatre. I would recommend it to anyone interested in history, architecture, or Chicago in general. Also a way to get a good behind the scenes look at a venue where I often attend shows.

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9 events
2 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 22 2011

This is a wonderful tour for anyone interested in Chicago archetecture and theater. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and we spent almost 90 minutes exploring all parts of the theater. It was so much fun to stand on stage and think about...continued

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Goldstar Member
6 events
1 review
7 stars
attended Jul 12 2011

I used to go to the Chicago Theatre to watch the movies, when I was younger. I took the beauty of the theatre for granted. It was so great learn the history of the theatre and to actually look and learn about the beautiful architecture.

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1 review
4 stars
attended Jun 28 2011

My friend and I took our 11 yr. old daughters to this. They both love theater productions and we thought this would be different to do. We were not disappointed! The tour lasts about 1 hr. and you get the history of the magnificant theater and...continued

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119 events
103 reviews
80 stars
attended Jun 29 2012

This is a really fun tour. Derek, who said he was a house manager, gave the tour, and he knew a lot about the building and its history. It was fun to see the walls where all the performers for the last 50 years have signed their names, and it...continued

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34 reviews
45 stars
attended Oct 23 2012

Very informative and friendly presentation. Got a chance to see first hand a beautiful theater with a storied past.

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28 reviews
55 stars
attended Dec 23 2013

The hour sped quickly by, thanks to our engaging and energetic guide, Hilary. We were amazed to learn tidbits about the history of the Chicago Theater, and to view its amazing architecture - now restored to how it appeared in 1921 - as we...continued

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9 reviews
7 stars
attended Sep 18 2015

Very good info about the theater, watching the hall signed by everyone that has played there was great

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3 reviews
11 stars
attended Sep 07 2013

Great tour led by Derek, the house manager. He has a great understanding of the theater and the history behind it.

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103 reviews
32 stars
attended Sep 22 2015

It was informative & interesting. There were details you would never know, if you had not done this tour (it is a beautiful building). Since there were no shows at the time, were able to go backstage (there are many signatures & "embellishments"...continued

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65 reviews
109 stars
attended Aug 20 2012

Terrific tour guide made the experience lots of fun.

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49 reviews
39 stars
attended Jul 12 2011

This was a fun tour of the historic Chicago Theater led by an experienced and knowledgeable guide who will answer all of your questions. You will see everything from in front and in back of the stage including dressing rooms.
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57 events
33 reviews
6 stars
attended Sep 17 2012

The building is fascinating and impressive to see and tour. Our guide, Hillary, was outstanding.

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55 events
30 reviews
16 stars
attended Sep 27 2011

very interesting

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Rita Kay
52 events
26 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 31 2013

Very interesting tour. The Chicago Theater has a very rich history, and the architecture is beautiful. It was fun to stand on the stage and to see the backstage area with all the celebrity signatures. Derek was a very fun and informative tour...continued

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24 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 26 2011

Very interesting tour and had a very good tour guide. Would definitely recommend this to anyone! Lots of interesting history and fun facts.

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38 events
19 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 30 2011

This landmark in Chicago's Loop came alive as our expert guide revealed so many treasures about the buildings design, construction, renovations and programs over its long and storied history! The tour provided us with access to many of the...continued

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