I don't go downtown much because I like driving, but I don't like driving downtown. So this was my first trip to the Harris Theater, to see Jay and Silent Bob Get Old. I love their podcast and I've wanted to see it live and when I heard they were coming to Chicago, I couldn't pass up the opportunity. Parking was a little difficult to find, but I eventually found underground parking near the theater. Parking was $16 validated, which I hear isn't too bad for downtown. Parking in enclosed spaces is always fun when you have a nice exhaust rumble coming from your car :) The auditorium was nice and clean and although the seating is a little crowded, how else are you going to get 1000+ people packed in? There were a lot of people around to help you get where you needed to go, which was nice because I didn't know where I was going. My biggest gripe about the theater was that they don't have a lot of food options. Luckily, I was early enough so that I walked a couple blocks and got food before the show. Overall, not a bad place and I hope they can offer more in terms of food.
Not too many theatres still remain like the logan theatre in chicago... There's a parking lot practically across the street which only costs a couple of dollars (honor system) for a 2 hour movie... The theatre itself is smaller and shows second (third?) run movies but who cares? it's 3 bucks... I always try to come to this theatre--not only because I'm thrifty, but because I want to support the regular guys who run it.. not a major corporation like lowes or amc... all-in-all-- a great deal for your buck, and a little slice of Chicago history to boot!
Phone number sends caller to pulse Dial TONE. This theater is a Chicago relic. The structure itself Is immaculate poetry and artistry. Details are in abundance and the eyes capture all the glory of the designers vision. At least that's the way I suppose the architect who had the Vision to make the Patio theater a venue in the first place would have thought I only SUPPOSE THOUGH;-0