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Historic but dilapidated Congress Theater get a lifeline

The lobby of the Congress Theater in Logan Square features a grand staircase that leads to the balcony. The theater closed in 2013 and is currently being renovated.

Jason Marck

Historic but dilapidated Congress Theater get a lifeline

The lobby of the Congress Theater in Logan Square features a grand staircase that leads to the balcony. The theater closed in 2013 and is currently being renovated.

Jason Marck

Historic but dilapidated Congress Theater get a lifeline

The Congress Theater has been in limbo for the past decade due to pending renovations, but new funding could bring it back to life.

The lobby of the Congress Theater in Logan Square features a grand staircase that leads to the balcony. The theater closed in 2013 and is currently being renovated.

Jason Marck

   

The City Council Finance Committee voted to provide a $27 million subsidy to a development team to renovate the Congress Theater in Logan Square.

Reset discusses the theater’s iconic architecture and what this subsidy could mean for the future.

GUESTS: Ward Miller, executive director of Preservation Chicago

Eleanor Gorski, CEO of Chicago Architecture Center

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