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.


Written by Jim Alexander

Once upon a time I watched Monday Night Raw on Monday nights. By coincidence I ended up hooked on The Bachelor/Bachelorette. That lead to a Blog at Chicago Now called Bachelor Universe and a podcast of the same name. Now, I've decided to spread my wings and create this site that can be your Bachelor/Bachelorette destination. Aside from The Bachelor, in my personal life I'm a bachelor myself. Looking for the love of my life (not handing out many roses). I'm an avid animal lover. Have a rabbit and two turtles. I'm a film critic and co-founder of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (CIFCC). Lover of sports. Currently residing in the suburbs of Chicago (my hometown).

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