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Uptown Theatre News — July 11, 2005

Reprinted with permission from the Uptown Adviser newsletter published by Friends of the Uptown.

Workers erect scaffolding on the front façade in preparation for needed stabilization work.

Workers erect scaffolding on the front façade in preparation for needed stabilization work. Image courtesy CRCC collection.

The southwestern corner of the auditorium showing where workers have begun to remove loose brick and terra-cotta. Individual pieces are being labeled and stored.

The southwestern corner of the auditorium showing where workers have begun to remove loose brick and terra-cotta. Individual pieces are being labeled and stored. Image courtesy CRCC collection.

Stabilization Work Begins

Many concerned friends and neighbors have written in excitement after seeing that façade work has started on the Uptown Theatre building. Workers are doing important inspection and stabilization work on the outside walls. In doing so, they will strap or remove the more problematic sections, storing them away for safety, and learn more about the building exterior’s condition overall.

This is the first work of this kind to be done since 1996.

We appreciate the hard work and diligence of the building’s receiver and local officials.

Uptown Theatre Featured on Discovery Channel’s Urban Explorers

Urban Explorers visited and researched the Uptown Theatre, Chicago, last year and have filed their report with the Discovery Channel. Tune in to this exciting, fun, and gonzo–yet educational–show. It is playing now in heavy rotation.


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