Congress Theatre To Host “Winter Benefit”

posted by Ross Melnick on December 8, 2004 at 1:04 pm

CHICAGO, IL — The following is also from Friends of the Uptown:

“The CONGRESS THEATRE and historic Chicago will be celebrated in a "winter benefit” event for the local historic preservation advocacy group called Preservation Chicago from 6 to 8:30 p.m. this Thursday, Dec. 9, at the CONGRESS, 2139 N. Milwaukee Ave.

A $35 donation gets you music, food, a building tour, and a chance to bid on historic artifacts and items of interest. Call (312) 255-0015.

Designated a city landmark in 2002, the CONGRESS is one of the city’s top two intact movie palaces in Chicago (the other being the restored but closed AVALON/NEW REGAL). Take time to look at its many original paints and surface treatments and original bronze and crystal
fixtures.

The opportunity to see the building during a tailored function is a rare treat. The building stays busy with popular music shows and capacity crowds.

CONGRESS THEATRE homepage
http://www.congresschicago.com/HomeComing.asp

CONGRESS THEATRE via city landmarks
http://www.cityofchicago.org/Landmarks/C/CongressTheater.html

Preservation Chicago (not updated)
http://www.preservationchicago.org "

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