There’s a brand new way to see all the big blockbuster hits as a famous dine-in theater has landed in Chicago, and it’s dedicated to iconic Chicago filmmaker John Hughes!
The space is filled with six theater screens along with a cocktail bar and full-service food options available during screenings. An in-house cocktail bar dubbed the Video Vortex pays tribute to the throwback video rental stores of years past.
Alamo Drafthouse Wrigleyville is already drawing a crowd thanks to its innovative design. Movie-goers can grab pizza, burgers, and more right from their seats. Working off of Hughe’s iconic movies like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off which is set in, Chicago the overall vibe is carefree 80s, and features a bright red Ferrari as a nod to the hit film.
Plus, there’s already been a celebrity sighting! Alison Brie and her husband Dave Franco recently made an appearance to promote their latest movie, Somebody I Used to Know! With two full kitchens and a bar to explore, we’re sure the two had a great time!
As for the bar, It’s designed to look like a late 20th-century video rental store and will feature art installations, nostalgic collections, and free media to browse like over 11,000 DVDs and Blu-rays, along with 200 VHS tapes– plus, you can also rent a DVD player if you happened to donate your’s years ago when streaming services took over.
Known for hosting popular festivals like Fantastic Fest, which specializes in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action, and other movies, the location is sure to draw a crowd.
Alamo Drafthouse Wrigleyville and Video Vortex is now open at 3519 N. Clark Street. Grab tickets here.