Loop/Telenews Theatre Gets Temporary Stay of Demolition
CHICAGO, IL — This isn’t news, since this project has been going on since the first of August, but here it is anyway.
The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs has come up with an interesting plan for the long-dormant Loop (aka Telenews) Theatre on State and Randolph streets (current address is 8 E. Randolph). The building sits next to the legendary Chicago Theatre.
Five theatre companies will get rent-free use of the theatre and rehearsal space until April of 2004. However, in June of 2004 the entire block is scheduled to be demolished. This time it’s apparently a done deal, as a developer has been chosen and (I believe) there are plans to build a highrise on the site.
Further info can be found at the City of Chicago website. Go to the “Arts & Culture” section, then the “Theatre & Film” section, and you should find a link to the info.