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Apollo Theater Chicago

2540 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 (DePaul)
773 935 6100
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Ranked #98 of 361 attractions in Chicago
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Dec 1, 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Yah it's not all clean lines, but the content and our show was pretty good. The intimacy reminds me of theater hopping in NYC in the 80's. Out ticket was $10 I'd go again.

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chicago
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Was there for a 3:30 performance on a Sunday. It was 50 degrees outside and 30 degrees inside with blasting air over our heads! Management was rude and not helpful. Will never, ever go back. This place should be ashamed of themselves. Many people had winter coats, scarves and even blankets! Not worth the money to freeze and get sick!!... More

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The premise of this play is an actual event in 1956 at Sun Records in Memphis. That evening Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley got together somewhat by accident and spontaneously created a great evening of music. The theater is small and the show is amazing. The whole audience was moving with the great early rock... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

My wife and I went to see the Million Dollar quartet. It was a excellent broadway type show. We had a beer with the preformer who played Johnny Cash. PArking is a little hard to find but if you time the meters right you can save some money. The theater sells wine and beer.

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Culver, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Obviously, I liked the hit show, "Million Dollar Quartet"! This was my third time here in past 18 months. This time I was with my class reunion group, so there were about 20 of us. Everyone felt that this was the highlight of our weekend in Chicago. The theater itself is cozy & intimate. There really isn't a bad seat... More

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Toronto
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This show was a really fun event. Got great pleasure watching the facial expressions of those attending. The chap playing Jerry Lee Lewis was outstanding. How anyone can play the piano laying on his back over the top of the piano was truly amazing! Everyone in the audience had a wonderful time. A must see! I really appreciated the recommendation... More

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Sullivan, Illinois, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

A friend and I just saw the incredible Million Dollar Quartet at this great theatre. We were lucky enough to get front row seats for the amazing show. The thrust stage put the actors almost within arms' reach, and the cozy setting made this show amazing!!! I cannot imagine seeing it anywhere but here. Great actors, light, sound, etc. Courteous... More

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Lake Villa
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I knew that the Apollo was not one the the main large theaters but had no real idea what to expect. I should have know when we found a parking place within steps of the door, it was going to be good. It was an intimate venue. Not a bad seat in the house. The seats were comfortable all the... More

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

My Sister and I were in Chicago for a girls weekend and decided to try to get tickets to the Friday night show on a whim. We lucked out and got front row seats! The show was fantastic and non-stop the entire time we were there! On top of all that Elvis gave me his scarf (swoon)!!! Loads of fun... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I am a Tour Manager who had a group of JHS students at the Apollo Theater in Chicago Saturday for a performance of Million Dollar Quartet, WOW !! These eight young and exceptionally talented performers went non-stop for 1:45 and were all very deserving of the standing ovation they received. The Apollo is in a neighborhood of commercial and residential... More

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