Posts tagged "Balaban and Katz"

Did you know the first movie screening took place in Chicago?

Did you know the first movie screening took place in Chicago?
In honor of last night’s Academy Awards I thought I would give you a little Chicago film history: Here is yet another reason Chicago’s 1863 World’s Columbia Exposition was awesome: it was the home to the world’s first movie screening. Event goers could buy tickets to see moving photographs at Zoopraxographical Hall, put together by photographer... Read more »

Everything you need to know about the Admiral Theatre

Everything you need to know about the Admiral Theatre
I recently heard that until this past Saturday the infamous Admiral Theatre (Caution: not a work-friendly link) was offering free lap dances to anyone who brought in a new, unwrapped toy worth $25 or more. I thought it was pretty funny, but it was the hilarious SNL sketch that gave me the idea for this week’s... Read more »