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Sam Shubert Theatre, Majestic Theatre, The Majestic, Hampton Majestic Chicago Theatre District
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The building was sold to the Nederlander Organization in 1991 and, in 2005, underwent restoration and a name change to the LaSalle Bank Theatre.
Even though the building is situated mid-block, its cornice extends around all four sides since it was the tallest building around and highly visible when first built.
The LaSalle Bank Theatre, one of the principal live-performance theaters in the Loop, is located in the base of this building.
The theater was used for vaudeville acts and occasionally as a cinema during its early years. Since World War II it has hosted touring Broadway shows.
Some of the famous performers who have appeared on stage here include Eddie Foy, Harry Houdini, Lily Langtry and Mabel McKinley.
The theatre originally opened in 1906 as the Majestic Theatre, after its namesake encompassing building, The Majestic.
Forced to close during the Great Depression, the theatre was purchased by the Shubert Organization in 1945, remodeled, and reopened as the "Sam Shubert Theatre.".
By some sources, it was once Chicago's tallest building.
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16-22 West Monroe Street
Floors (above ground)
Edmund R. Krause
Rapp & Rapp
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