Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Des Plaines city council approved a plan to contract the same event promoter as last year, amid concerns expressed by aldermen, the Daily Herald reported.
It appears the Summer Fling will return to downtown Des Plaines this year, as city council voted in favor of contracting the same company to run the event as last year, the Daily Herald reported. Several aldermen expressed reservations about using the same event promoter, the Daily Herald reported, but with such a small amount of time to prepare, endorsed the plan. At Des Plaines Summer Fling in 2012 David Cassidy performed for thousands packed in front of the Des Plaines Public Library and the strip mall across from the Des Plaines Theatre. A Led Zepplin cover band, Led Zepplin 2, performed at Des Plaines Summer Fling in 2011, where Patch caught a rare glimpse of a Mexican wrestler, Lucha Libre, and the character Stewie from the animated …
Friday, February 15, 2013
A piece of the ceiling fell on Feb. 3, the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Friday, February 15
Shows scheduled for this weekend at the Des Plaines Theatre have been canceled due to a roof collapse that occurred earlier this month, the Chicago Tribune reports. A 15 by 15 piece of the ceiling fell on Feb. 3. While nobody was hurt, the issue has further set back the theatre's deadline for completing safety code requirements put in place by the fire marshall and the city, the Tribune reports. Related Articles: Des Plaines Theatre Code to be Discussed
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
A chunk of plaster ceiling came crashing down at the beginning of February, TribLocal reported.
Tuesday, February 12
Officials are scratching their heads trying to determine what caused a large section of the ceiling at the Des Plaines Theatre to drop to the floor approximately two weeks ago, TribLocal reported. No one was injured, TribLocal reported, but some shows were delayed.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Fire curtain, furnace room, boiler room among building code violations to be reviewed.
A Building Code Committee meeting called to discuss four pages of code compliance issues for the Des Plaines Theatre is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 9. A fire curtain, the boiler room and the furnace room are among the items to be reviewed. Some of the items had a compliance date of Dec. 15, and, when it was determined the theater had outstanding code violations at that time, city council asked for an extension and a later meeting to address the issues. Des Plaines Theatre hosted a grand opening in November 2011 after substantial renovations were complete. Sign up for Patch’s daily newsletter, delivered to your inbox with news, information and community. Find Patch on Facebook and click the like button.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
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The Des Plaines Theatre has stood at 1476 Miner St. since opening in 1925. The theater was redecorated in 1935, and turned into a twin movie theater in 1987. Today the historic landmark Des Plaines Theatre has been renovated into its former state as a performing arts theater. Upcoming shows include the following: Premiere of the independent film The Just at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6. Judas Beast: The Iron Maiden Experience. Also appearing The Mob Rules, Diver Down and 2112 Tribute to Rush at 8 p.m. on Oct. 13. Related: Check out all the photos of the day. The last one was about a tricycle tour of downtown Des Plaines. Sign up for Patch’s daily newsletter, delivered to you inbox with news, information and community. Find Patch on Facebook and click …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Best-selling author Simone Elkeles met Amber Moosvi prior to benefit concert at Des Plaines Theatre.
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Friday, March 2, 2012
Plenty of ways to warm up this chilly weekend with activities nearby.
How to Make Balloon Animals Where/When: Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 E. Thacker St., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 3. Why Go: Did you ever want to learn how to make those cool balloon animals that you see at parties? Well now you can. With just a little practice, children will learn the techniques needed to take a plain balloon and transform it into a fascinating balloon animal creation (like dogs, butterflies, swords, etc.) And at the end of the class children will get to take home all of the things that they made. This class isn’t just for the kids. Parents are more than welcome to join their children in the class, at no extra charge. Pricing: $25. New Frugal Friends Coupon Club Where/When: Des Plaines Public Library, …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Producers of stand-up show look for traction in second show in monthly series.
Three Chicago area comedians will take the stage at Des Plaines Theatre on Saturday in the second show of a new monthly comedy series at the renovated performance venue. Jessica Avila, co-producer, of Chicago, grew up in Des Plaines and said she wanted to bring live entertainment back to the suburban city. About 125 tickets were sold for the first show on Feb. 4, and Avila said she hoped they could sell at least that amount for this show as well, which features comedians Danny Kallas, Joe Fernandez and Lewis Rhine. “There are a lot of great comedians in Chicago, and I just feel that their names need to be out there in the suburbs more,” Avila said. Earlier: Best of Patch, Mexican food. Avila said she thought Des Plaines residents would …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Resident voices concern over underage drinking.
Friday, February 3, 2012
The stand-up showcase this Saturday could be the first of many at the Des Plaines Theatre.
This Saturday, stand-up comedy will come to the recently-renovated Des Plaines Theater for what Tim Brochu and Jessica Avila hope is a long and popular stay. The Chicago-based couple founded BurbCity Productions two months ago, only five months after they began dating, but within that short span they have already turned their shared love of stand-up into an engine that they hope will ignite Des Plaines and Chicago residents’ passion for a comedic style they say is sometimes overlooked in Chicagoland. Neither works fulltime in comedy; Avila, a 29-year-old former Des Plaines native, is a fulltime server and part-time small show producer, while Brochu, a Portland transplant, is a GrubHub sales executive with half-a-dozen years of part-time …