7/1 -- Free screening of Uptown: Portrait of a Palace



Passersby may know the Uptown Theatre as a vacant pile of stones near the Lawrence el stop, but when it opened in 1925 the movie palace was touted by architects C.W. and Geo L. Rapp as a theater "beyond human dreams of loveliness." From 12:15 to 1 PM Wednesday at the John Buck Company Lecture Hall Gallery (224 S. Michigan), the Chicago Architecture Foundation will present a free screening of Uptown: Portrait of a Palace, John Pappas and Michael Bisberg's documentary about the landmark's survival. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Andy Pierce, a volunteer for Friends of the Uptown, and Jerry Mickelson, founder of Jam Productions, about the Uptown's history and planned renovation.

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