It’s not the local pub. It’s not your living room. It’s not your buddies house. It’s not even at Best Buy, near the gigantic LED TVs, standing under their frigid air conditioning (in fact, if you stay there too long, they might kick you out).
CBS 2’s Rob Johnson takes us on a tour of the hip neighborhood on the Near Northwest Side, known for its artists and boulevards — and now, its renovated movie theater.
Going back to the earliest days of cinema, when silents were accompanied by live-in theater musicians, music and film have been artistically complementary. The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, now in its fourth year, honors the enduring relationship between the two art forms with four days & nights of film screenings, live performances, VJ/DJ sets, and several Q&A sessions with actors, directors and musicians, at various venues around Logan Square and Wicker Park. Here’s a selection of highlights from the lineup for this weekend’s CIMMfest.
To use a cliché and say that The Logan Theatre has “had a facelift” would be an understatement. Everything seems new. From the floor to the ceiling, the insides of The Logan barely seem like the same theatre. In fact, everything is so darn nice, dates won’t be offended when I take them there anymore. How unfortunate.
Chicago’s vibrant near northwest side community of Logan Square has long been a hot bed for emerging artists, but it’s a great place for families, too. This community offers a host of great places to eat, play and enjoy as well as free outdoor events like concerts and yoga in the square.