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Beginning of the Big Time
The National Pastime Theater
Chicago, IL
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Beginning of the Big Time
Beginning of the Big Time
Valentine's Day 2012
Only at The New National Pastime Theater
Celebrating Twenty Years

The New National Pastime Theater opens to the public this Valentine's Day, Tuesday February 14, 2012.  Step out in high style at our first annual "Beginning of the Big Time", speakeasy-style Jazz Spectacular with live jazz like they did it in the old days. "The Beginning of the Big Time" features Fred Barr's Organ-ized Sound, a plethora of enticing period style entertainment and the tastiest edibles by Chef Steve Madjar of Chicago's greatest former theater  hang-out The Gaslight (1972-1999).  Patrons are encouraged to dress for the occasion, to bring preferred spirits and of course your Valentine. NPT will provide the covert set ups.  All proceeds from this benefit go to restoration of this historic theatrical space.

After nearly twenty years in the old speakeasy on Broadway in Chicago, The New National Pastime Theater is unveiling Chicago's newest theatrical venue in our beloved Uptown neighborhood.  NPT has rediscovered the historic Masonic Hall on the forth floor of the Preston Bradley Center at 941 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago.  The The New National Pastime Theater is located in the center of Chicago's most historic, notorious neighborhood and the center of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's deemed Neighborhood Entertainment District.

Our new theater, built in 1925,  has Neoclassical architecture, twenty-four foot ceilings, period murals, original maple floors and is on the Federal Register of Historic Places. Feel free to call with questions. 773-327-7077


The National Pastime Theater
941 W. Lawrence Ave, 4th floor
Chicago, IL 60640
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Music > Blues
Music > Jazz
Other > Charity
Social > Dating

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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