The historic Pickwick Theater in Park Ridge, Illinois (Chicago suburb) is celebrating its 90th anniversary in style. The theater screened the Christmas classic Miracle on 34th Street.

I attended one of the screenings of the film and it was a a great experience to see this classic on a giant screen. The locals filled up the first of two screenings on Wednesday December 19.

The Pickwick is a family owned theater. Art Deco movie palace has been newly refurbished with a giant 1,700-square-foot screen, Dolby 7.1 surround sound and new state-of-the-art RealLaser projection for a larger, more vivid on-screen experience in its 898-seat Megatheatre. The Megatheatre now boasts one of the largest movie theater screens remaining in Illinois.

For those of you in the Chicago area and those visiting, take a ride to Park Ridge and check out this theater. To all you Chicago area locals familiar with the Music Box, this theater has a similar vibe and look.

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Written by Jim Alexander

Jim Alexander hails from Chicago where he started his journalism career as a film critic and founder of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (CIFCC). He's a Rotten Tomatoes approved critic. Jim founded Reel Talker as a platform to share his love of movies and entertainment. Jim's favorite part of being a journalist is getting to meet and interview actors, filmmakers and entertainers. Jim is a host and on-camera personality for AfterBuzz TV. Aside from his work with Reel Talker, he's the site owner of the Bachelor Universe website, where he recaps and talks about all this ABC's 'The Bachelor'. He also runs the Reel Talker Podcast that can be found on iTunes. In his free time he enjoys attending sports events and playing in recreational leagues. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

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