THS VOLUNTEERS HELP UPTOWN, CHICAGO FOR 30 YEARS !

Volunteer caretakers prevent the Uptown Theatre from crumbling

From Time Out Chicago  via Uptown Advisor  at  Friends of the Uptown (RS)
http://www.uptowntheatre.com

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
 
 
By Andy Pierce

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. . .

Full story here :

http://timeoutchicago.com/things-to-do/this-week-in-chicago/15052733/volunteer-caretakers-prevent-the-uptown-theatre-from-crum

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