As part of its 125th Anniversary Season, The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University invites Chicagoans to "Made in Chicago," a free Chicago-centric film series that promotes the Windy City in all its glory this season.
Celebrating a milestone 125th Anniversary Season, Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University will open its doors for the entire community beginning on October 31 with the first film in the “Made in Chicago” Movie Series, “Chicago,” and continuing on November 9 with Family Fun Day, where all of Chicago are invited experience the Auditorium Theatre’s charm while enjoying interactive activities, crafts, special tours and more. Both events are free and open to the public.
“The founder of the Auditorium, Ferdinand Peck, had one goal in mind when he commissioned Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler to create the magnificent theater: make it welcoming for all Chicagoans, said Brett Batterson, executive director of the venue. “It was to be a theater for the people and of the people. As we celebrate the 125th Anniversary, we continue to honor this vision of Ferdinand Peck through our programs, educational offerings and architectural tours.”
Paying homage to the movies that feature the city of Chicago and its rich history, the Auditorium will kick off the free “Made in Chicago” Movie Series with a special Halloween celebration on October 31. Guests are invited to dress in their most “Razzle Dazzle” Jazz-era/1920’s garb and sing-along to the show-stopping tunes of “Chicago,” the stage musical turned multiple award-winning motion picture highlighting the scandal, celebrity, corruption and music that once were signature attributes of the Windy City.
At 6:00 p.m., guests will be invited into the lobby of the Auditorium for a “Speakeasy Cocktail Hour,” where they will enjoy specialty cocktails and a live performance of “Chicago” tunes as well as other Kander and Ebb hits by celebrated cabaret artist Kimberly Lawson.
The film, which includes a sing-along will begin on theater’s Landmark stage at 7:00 pm. On Sunday, November 9, the Auditorium Theatre will open its doors from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. for a free Family Fun Day full of interactive activities and hands-on experiences highlighting the rich history of the theater. For more information about programming for the Auditorium Theater’s 125th Anniversary Season, call (312) 341-2310 or visit AuditoriumTheatre.org.
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Auditorium Launching Free "Made in Chicago" Series as Part of 125th Anniversary Season