An auditorium makes a movie seem striking even before it begins.
Art in Public Places Initiative
Best of Chicago 2013: City Life
Go too early, and the leaves won’t have turned color yet; too late and they’ll already be on the ground. The first time Julia Thiel took the trail just happened to be on a perfectly crisp November day when the yellow and orange leaves seemed to glow in the sunlight.
Plenty of treasures remain in storage in the basement.
At its founding in 1976, the center had a part-time staff of six and a budget of $115,000; now the budget is over $10 million.
There’s no better place to see a movie under the stars—er, street lights.
He’s meddling, misshapen, and intent on pushing audiences outside their comfort zones.
Behind-the-scenes access to some of the city’s most fascinating architectural treasures
Best of Chicago 2013: Arts & Culture
It screens independent and experimental films that illuminate the African-American experience.