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Apollo Theater Chicago

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Address: 2540 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Phone Number: 773 935 6100
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Million dollar experience

We saw Million Dollar Quarter at the Apollo. The theatre is small & intimate, which is great because every seat in the house is a good one. The service is very friendly and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Geneva, Illinois
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Geneva, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We saw Million Dollar Quarter at the Apollo. The theatre is small & intimate, which is great because every seat in the house is a good one. The service is very friendly and helpful. They serve drinks which can be brought into the theatre. We immensely enjoyed the show and the theatre.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Quaint little theatre with a great show going on. The Million Dollar Quartet is a broadway class musical show, excellent. The actors really resembled the real singers. The story is about Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis when they started out. It is a must while in Chicago!!!

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

From what I understand this theatre is going to be going through a major renovation and that is a positive thing. It is rather small but the acoustics are good and you can see the stage from just about anywhere. We saw Million Dollar Quartet and it was very good. If you like music - Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis... More 

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Springfield Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This was our first time at the Apollo9 and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the intimate atmosphere. The theater is not huge which made the experience even better. We were very close (as are all seats pretty much) and could see all of the actors expressions. The actors had close contact with the audience and it was obvious they... More 

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Took our youngest to see Fancy Nancy at the Emerald City Theater inside the Apollo. Much smaller theater that only seats about 400 people. Show was only an hour and was well done. From Katrina Kiss's performance as Fancy Nancy to Micah Kroniokken who played Lionel the entire production was well done. The whole cast did an outstanding job. In... More 

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Joliet, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I always enjoy a stage play with real actors. The parts played by Lance Lipinsky (Jerry Lee Lewis), Brandon Bennett (Elvis Presley) and Adam Lee (Johnny Cash) were superb!! Lance Lipinsky with his witty humor had the audience in stitches. While Brandon Bennett not only looked like Elvis his mannerisms and facial expressions were magnificent. As for Adam, his voice... More 

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Macomb, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The Apollo is not the largest venue, but is definitely one of the most personal places. We saw the Million Dollar Quartet and you almost felt like you were right in the room with the entertainers. I don't really think there is a bad seat in the whole place. Staff were friendly and we observed them being very helpful to... More 

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I was traveling solo in Chicago and went to Million Dollar Quartet at Apollo. I'm not sure if they are remodeling or what, but outside you couldn't tell it was a theater. Inside wasn't anything special, but was comfortable.

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Dixon, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We drove to Chicago(live about 100 miles away) for a special evening and it was. This theatre is old and very very beautiful. The seating is good. We were in the balcony and there didn't seem to be any obstructions anywhere! I like the balcony as I am short in stature and can see better being up! Broadway in Chicago... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We were in Chicago a couple of weeks ago for a getaway weekend and saw this show on a Friday night. What a great time! I grew up with this music and the musicians/ actors were terrific. My girlfriend who is more Beatles fan than Elvis may have enjoyed the show as much as me. I would highly recommend spending... More 

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Staying in Lincoln Park

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Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.