Volunteer caretakers prevent the Uptown Theatre from crumbling
From Time Out Chicago via Uptown Advisor at Friends of the Uptown (RS)
Andy Pierce and Friends of the Uptown keep the landmark on life support.
Neighbors gather for Uptown Community Portrait 2005 Bob Nick photo for Friends of the Uptown
I was in the fifth grade and a Cub Scout when the Uptown Theatre’s marquee lights were turned off 30 years ago, on December 19, 1981. For the last 13 years, I’ve been working as one of several caretakers of the grand, shuttered 86-year-old movie palace at 4816 North Broadway. . .
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