#965 - Elgin Winter Garden Theatre
I love architecture. I also love theatre and history. If you combine all of these things, then it should be no surprise to anyone that I’d love the Elgin Winter Garden Theatre. The Elgin actually has two large performance theatres - one on top of the other.
It was built in 1913, but was closed in 1928, as film replaced burlesque and live theatre for group entertainment. In 1987 they poured $29M to restore it and it re-openned in 1989.
It’s the only theatre I’ve ever been to where I felt like I was outside, but wasn’t. Stunning.