Who Can Save The Historic Uptown Theater?

A photo from June 1990 shows the interior of the Uptown Theater. Click to enlarge.
A photo from June 1990 shows the interior of the Uptown Theater. Photo courtesy Bruce Sharp
A photo from June 1990 shows the interior of the Uptown Theater. Click to enlarge.
A photo from June 1990 shows the interior of the Uptown Theater. Photo courtesy Bruce Sharp

Who Can Save The Historic Uptown Theater?

On 48th and North Broadway stands a monumental movie palace known as the Uptown Theater. The building was opened in 1925 in the Uptown neighborhood and was well known for its elaborate shows and movie screening. 

The theater closed its doors in 1981 and hasn’t been open since. There have been many deals on the table to re-open the establishment but no plans are concrete. 

Morning Shift sits down with Mark Guarino, a freelance journalist who’s article on the theater was featured in Crain’s Chicago Business. He gives us the rundown on what's in the works to revitalize this once thriving theater.