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The Vic Theatre

The Vic Theatre

Music Venue, Movie Theater, and Concert Hall
Lakeview, Chicago
  • Shannon H.
    "Come for the Brew and View!"(8 Tips)
    Caitlin M.
    "Pay $5 to see awesome movies and drink $3 beers!"(2 Tips)
    John H.
    "Double or Triple features for $5. Can't beat the movie price."(2 Tips)
    Katie M.
    "Box office ladies rule."(2 Tips)
54 Tips and reviews
  • scenic views
  • concerts
  • double or triple features
  • box office
  • intimate
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  • Elizabeth K.
    Elizabeth KinsmanMarch 30, 2013
    Old, pretty and a little weird... Meaning this place is awesome. $5 to see all three movies in a night, ok beer on tap, and you can bring in outside food.
    Upvoted Aug 2
  • Lisa W.
    Lisa WMay 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you are a short person like me, head upstairs for a seat and a better view. If there isn't a show, check out Brew and View. Cheap beer, cheaper movies, and one of the cheapest date ideas around.
    Upvoted Aug 2
  • John H.
    John HankusFebruary 23, 2015
    Double or Triple features for $5. Can't beat the movie price. I just wish they had better beer prices. 6 or 7 bucks is too much for an old movie house that rarely gets crowded.
    Upvoted Aug 2
  • Redeye Chicago
    Redeye ChicagoAugust 3, 2014
    Alternately a music venue and a movie theater, this celebrated locale is the perfect place to catch touring artists or enjoy a few beers during rowdy screenings of second-run and classic movies. Read more
  • ben m.
    ben mNovember 3, 2014
    Hang by the lighting booth. Perfect sight lines, room to move, near the bar and near the sound guy for best results.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 10, 2011
    No matter how crowded it gets, there's always a pocket of space near the ramps that lead down onto the front-of-stage floor. Try it, you'll like it!
  • Dana J.
    Dana JensenDecember 15, 2014
    I've been to some amazing concerts here. It's nice that there's a ton of seating on the balcony, though it means the fairly small floor can be horribly over-packed. Practically next to the L.
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SheeranJanuary 22, 2015
    Rock + Brew - great for you Cheap dates out there. Two movies and drinks for under $10 (I think). Also great indie shows.
  • Heidi A.
    Heidi AldamaFebruary 7, 2011
    Love going to concerts here. You can walk up to the front, place your beer on the stage and dance the night away.
  • Eric M.
    Eric MunnOctober 14, 2013
    The upstairs seating may seem out of the way, buy every seat has an unobstructed view
  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.
    This is also where you can obtain a ticket for an event at the Aragon without paying a 'convenience' surcharge. →Cash only!←
  • Rick C.
    Rick CummingsJanuary 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ok, so Brew & View / Vic Theatre is not yet a Central Lakeview Merchants member.....but 3 movies for $5 and 2 fully-stocked bars = Big Fun!!
  • Shannon H.
    Come for the Brew and View! You can't beat $5 for a double or triple feature!
  • Geoffrey Z.
    Geoffrey ZuHoneJune 23, 2012
    Great theatre to see your favorite "under-the-radar" bands in a very intimate setting
  • My Social One
    My Social OneSeptember 26, 2011
    One of the best venues in town- you either get great shows or the brew and view! Yay!
  • Kerry K.
    Kerry KMay 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Buy tickets at the physical box office here (hours online) and avoid ticket fees
  • Digital Tour Bus
    Digital Tour BusMay 20, 2011
    Don't bother driving to concerts here because a CTA line is literally a block away! You in for an awesome concert, so get your ears ready!
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiJanuary 8, 2016
    Great venue for a concert or comedy show
  • Terry B.
    Terry B.August 15, 2015
    Hey The Vic Theatre, you should join Freebie! It’s pretty rad and the benefits are great for both you and me. Check it out!
  • T C.
    T CallahanJanuary 17, 2015
    Save some time and bring cash for the bars.
  • Amber M.
    Amber MedinaMarch 31, 2016
    Beautiful venue but the staff isn't very organized when it comes to concerts
  • Cracken ..
    Cracken .January 8, 2010
    Whether its seeing a concert, or enjoyin the Brew & View, The Vic is my favorite theater in Chi-town.
  • Maureen
    MaureenMay 17
    Scabs. Management here is horrendous. Support clubs that treat their workers better like Empty Bottle, Thalia Hall, Lincoln Hall etc
  • Marc G.
    Great little concert venue.
  • Katie M.
    Katie MckiernanJune 23, 2011
    Box office ladies rule. So do the bartenders and cocktail waitresses. Working hard for the money!!
  • Eddy G.
    Eddy GonzalezNovember 3, 2015
    Big stage with plenty of space in GA space
  • Dan C.
    Dan CNovember 20, 2013
    Awesome theater. Managed by assholes.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HecklerApril 21, 2015
    Decent sound and awful bathrooms. Staff are good, but it'd be nice if the place was better maintained.
  • Arline W.
    Arline WeltyApril 15, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Total hotties live here. One makes kraut. Yum!
  • Chris T.
    Chris TOctober 17, 2014
    They require an illegal $25 minimum on credit cards, so bring cash.
  • caleb h.
    caleb hanlonDecember 1, 2014
    Best mid-sized venue in the city.
  • Jen K.
    Jen KostanskiOctober 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Wait by the alley for an hour or two & you will be able to meet, take pictures w/ & get autographs from the performers you just saw.
  • Liz E.
    Liz ErdMarch 29, 2011
    seen a million concerts here. loved the saw doctors last week!
  • Dirk L.
    Dirk LesterOctober 10, 2013
    Pre Phantogram crowd!
  • Steve C.
    Steve CochranJuly 22, 2011
    This place is friendly to everyone except emo slackers who don't have their shit together and, well, FUCK them!! Ya know??
  • Andrea G.
    Andrea GoldbergFebruary 21, 2011
    Went to see Ralphie May on Friday night at the Vic, great show!
  • Caitlin M.
    Caitlin McKeighenFebruary 2, 2010
    Pay $5 to see awesome movies and drink $3 beers! You can't go wrong.
  • Daan V.
    Daan V.February 20, 2014
    Tip for bands: please skip this venue.
  • Kahlan
    KahlanOctober 2, 2014
    Shitty place to see metal. Sounds like mud, even with bass filtering earplugs
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerSeptember 26, 2015
    Terrible acoustics, but neat neighborhood venue.
  • Rachel Z.
    Rachel ZalupskiOctober 10, 2014
  • Keith B.
    Keith BranchAugust 9, 2011
    Drink and view everything!
  • Pon Y.
    Pon YoOctober 19, 2014
    Concerts and open bar
  • Nicole K.
    Nicole KulinaApril 15, 2012
    Tiny bathrooms. Ladies, be prepared to wait.
  • Stephen G.
    Stephen GayMarch 25, 2010
    Saw "Five for Fighting" last night at the The Vic. Great venue. Watch out, they give you bottle water with no cap! (silly)
  • The Music Experience
    The Music ExperienceOctober 17, 2014
    Here for Allen Stone.
  • Nicole K.
    Nicole KulinaFebruary 20, 2011
    This venue is NOT street teamer friendly. We had to hang up posters for a band and they kept changing their minds about it. Fuck this place.
  • Nicole K.
    Nicole KulinaFebruary 22, 2011
    Again, this place is a joke. Tried to call them all day to ask a question and they didn't answer the phone til 5:30. The guy was horribly rude on the phone.
  • Candice P.
    Candice PayneNovember 26, 2009
    Some of the bars accept credit cards, but they place a $100 hold on your account, so watch out if you're lowish on funds.
  • Lesa M.
    Lesa MehlDecember 2, 2011
    Guaranteed good time!
  • Trixie A. C.
    Trixie A. CooperJanuary 12, 2013
    Popcorn is stale and awful. Don't waste your cash on it.
  • Nicholas B.
    Nicholas BrittonFebruary 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    WCR sucks!! **Chicago Outfit Love** gaaah can't believe a turd like ValCapone is the mayor
  • Robert S.
    Robert ShellAugust 2, 2012
    This place is a dangerous, disgusting dump.
  • Nayeli J.
    Nayeli JiménezOctober 20, 2014
    Lleva suficiente efectivo
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