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Artango’s Thanksgiving Dinner Will Please the Norbert in Your Life

Artango is making life easier for us by serving food that is going to make all of us happy. Add to that the bonus that we don’t have to cook, or clean up, and we’re all going to split the bill, so it’s actually a very economical way to enjoy each other’s company. On Thanksgiving Day, […]

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Nov 09, 2018 09:37 PM
Sneak Peek: The Darling Also Has a Little of the, Um, Daring

Lindsey Marks – who performs burlesque as Lady Jack – is chatting in front of a large Alice in Wonderland painting in the downstairs dining room at The Darling, on W. Randolph St.. This new space, owned by Sophie Huterstein, who also owns L.A.’s The Wellesbourne, is next door to J.P. Graziano, purveyor of exceptional Italian […]

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Nov 07, 2018 09:50 PM
What Food Pairs with Scotch Whisky? At Chicago’s SideDoor, Lots!

It doesn’t seem that Scotch whisky would be a great pairing with food: the spirit is big, sometimes smoky and seems like it could steamroll all but the most powerful flavors. But you might be surprised how well Scotch can pair with foods. We were eager to try pairing Scotch whisky with Scottish-type food It […]

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Nov 01, 2018 09:15 PM
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The Mercury Theater

The Mercury Theater, located in the Southport Corridor, accommodates 290 people in a continental-style theater seating plan. There is no center aisle, but wide spacing between each row of seats to allow for ease of passage.

The building now housing the Mercury opened in 1912 as a silent film nickelodeon called the Blaine Theatre. In 1928, "talkies" had become popular and the Blaine became obsolete, so the much larger New Blaine (now the Music Box Theatre) was built. It is still in operation today a few doors down from the Mercury.

In 1994, Michael Cullen organized the purchase and renovation of the building and named it the Mercury Theater after Orson Welles' infamous "War of the Worlds" flick. Some remnants of the original Blaine were salvaged, including the decorative plaster busts flanking the house. The intimate theater also boasts warm exposed brick walls and seats that were recovered and refurbished from a 1933-era Boston movie house.

Location Information

Address: 3745 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL 60613

Neighborhood: Wrigleyville

Region: Chicago North

County: Cook County

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