Recently I had the pleasure of photographing this awesome, state of the art movie theater on behalf of my client Graycor Construction. The photo shoot began at 4:00 AM and enabled me to capture the space in its unobstructed beauty.
The ShowPlace ICON theater, located at the Roosevelt Collection on the north side of Roosevelt Road just west of Clark in the South Loop, redefines how movies are enjoyed in Chicago with a multi-sensory experience of lounge, dining and digital widescreen picture and sound. Luxurious design, state of the art technology and delectable dining converge into a fresh cinematic experience.
Chicago-based Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres LLC selected Graycor Construction to perform the interior build-out of this new 100,000-square-foot, fourth-floor flagship location. The customer-focused design extends beyond the Lobby Lounge to 16 ICON auditoriums with stadium seating and two ICON VIP Premium auditoriums. Graycor Construction has built several theaters for Kerasotes in recent years throughout Illinois and Indiana
The Lobby Lounge
The lounge comes from the mind of celebrated restaurateur, Jerry Kleiner, whose venues 33 Club, Carnivale, Marché, Red Light, Opera and Gioco are among the most popular and original nightspots in Chicago. Custom designed furniture, bar, and lighting create a warm, lavish but edgy atmosphere that captures the glamour of Hollywood where guests can enjoy amazing views of the Chicago skyline. Guests 21 years and older may enjoy cocktails, wine, or beer with savory food made from fresh ingredients in the lounge or VIP Premium seating areas.
The Film Presentation
Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres is serious about making every presentation a premier event and giving guests the magic of the movies. Cutting edge digital cinema projectors – capable of displaying 35 trillion colors – allows each frame to appear exactly how the director imagined it. The projectors produce the brightest images available with unparalleled accuracy on giant wall-to-wall screens. ShowPlace ICON TheatreSM has five screening rooms equipped with RealD 3D technology for the brightest 3D presentations in the market. High-performance digital sound systems let you hear every whisper of dialogue and experience every explosion in full digital detail, without being overwhelmed. The two VIP Premier auditoriums have sound systems powered by 26,000 watts of power for distortion free listening.
My wife at that time and I had chosen to view a movie at this cinema on one of our date nights and can strongly recommend it to anyone who is seeking to experience the next level in the worlds of cinema and entertainment. Give it a go, two thumbs up for sure.
In the meantime, I invite you to view additional images of my interior architectural photography.