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The Chicago Theater

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This theater was built in 1921 when showbiz was at its glitziest. The theater at that time was called Balaban and Katz Chicago Theater after the men who ran it. Fifty years later, the theater was in decline and finally closed in 1985. It reopened in 1986 at an extravagant cost and with much fanfare - Frank Sinatra performed at its reopening. The theater, which took the inspiration for its design from l'Arc de Triomphe, regularly schedules performances of all types.