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 Post subject: Athenaeum Reopens
PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:20 am 
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Athenaeum reopens after $1 million face-lift

by HEDY WEISS
the Chicago Sun-Times

"We've improved the lighting in the lobby and upgraded the first- and second-floor restrooms, and we've got a newly paved parking lot, too," said John Schmitz, artistic director and co-founder (with Fred Solari, managing director of the Athenaeum) of Dance Chicago, one of the theater's most vital annual programs.
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 Post subject: Re: Athenaeum Reopens
PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 11:04 am 
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The Athenaeum is 93 years young
Historic theater gets $800,000 physical makeover


by WEB BEHRENS
special to the Chicago Tribune

A seemingly simple wish for an elevator grew into much more

"This wasn't part of our initial intent," says Fred Solari, who runs the Athenaeum. "But [architect] John [Morris] came up with the idea of putting the elevator smack-dab in the middle of the front. Once he did that ... quickly I realized: We could finally make this look like a theater."
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