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“Best small venue in the area!”
Review of Arcada Theatre

Arcada Theatre
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

We had wonderful seats for Kenny Loggins. The lead group was great and local based. The minute we walked into the theater we were greeted by "Happy" people. The drinks were good with high end choices as well as regular brands. Ron Onesti greeted all before performance and the show was fabulous. The music was non stop with all of us up dancing and singing for much of the concert. St Charles is lucky to have this venue with superior entertainment and old charm- the way theater used to be!

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

First visit to this historic theater renovated by Onesti brothers 8 years ago. Their commitment to bringing live music to the area is fabulous and the theater was packed to see Chris Isaak, who gave an outstanding 105 min. show despite the lack of air conditioning. A couple of large fans blew the hot air around and the audience was fanning themselves with anything they could find. Isaak had sweat literally running off his fingertips but he was a total pro. His only concession was to remove his sequined jacket. We were surprised that people were allowed to stand in the aisles, even blocking the doors. The seats are very tight even for a normal weight person. Alcohol sales were nonstop to the very end. As usual, the women's room was tiny and the line snaked down the hall. A second bathroom, up a flight of stairs, had 2 stalls. The owners needs to fix the air conditioning and bump up professionalism on the event management to make this a truly great theater.

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Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

I saw tickets were on sale for a tribute band at Arcada Theatre in St Charles. I had never been there, but was so glad we checked this place out. When we (party of four) walked in to the Arcada, we were greeted with a smile and pleasant small talk.
We also ordered a few beverages and the prices are very reasonable. The theatre is a beautiful historic building and the seating is great no matter where you sit. The sound was very clear, no distortion and prices for tickets are also very reasonable, and you are able to get discounts by calling or going to certain websites.
I would recommend!!

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

i love the scenery from the cealing sky look to the old fashioned curtians and the great concerts there. it's a piece of st.charles history

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Reviewed May 9, 2013

We went to this theater for the first time a few weeks back to see Dennis DeYoung of Styx. We have seen him before but never in such an intimate and unique setting. The place looked like it was straight out of the past with great detailing and design. Loved the comfy seats and the total atmosphere of the place. Becasue of this one show, I will be looking for acts that I like and will go here again. Street parking is free and there are tons of great bars and restaurants in every direction.

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