When the doors of the Uptown Theatre opened for the first time in 1925, it was the largest, most luxurious theater in the country.
An acre of seats in a magic city. That s how the Uptown Theatre was billed on August 18th, 1925, when it first opened its doors to Chicagoans craving entertainment, enchantment and a night at a show.
And the actual theater was a show in itself. 46,000 square feet of ornate opulence at the corner of Lawrence and Broadway.