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The Vic Theatre

The Vic Theatre

Music Venue, Movie Theater, and Concert Hall
Lakeview, Chicago
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  • Caitlin M.
    "Pay $5 to see awesome movies and drink $3 beers!"(2 Tips)
    Keith B.
    "Drink and view everything!"(7 Tips)
    Kerry K.
    "physical box office"(2 Tips)
    Heidi A.
    "your beer on the stage and dance the night"(6 Tips)
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!!
  • 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!←
  • Geoffrey Z.
    Geoffrey ZuHoneJune 23, 2012
    Great theatre to see your favorite "under-the-radar" bands in a very intimate setting
  • Kerry K.
    Kerry KMay 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Buy tickets at the physical box office here (hours online) and avoid ticket fees
  • 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!
  • 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.
    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! http://taps.io/freebie
  • T C.
    T CallahanJanuary 17, 2015
    Save some time and bring cash for the bars.
  • Cracken ..
    Cracken .January 8, 2010
    Whether its seeing a concert, or enjoyin the Brew & View, The Vic is my favorite theater in Chi-town.
  • Amber M.
    Amber MedinaMarch 31
    Beautiful venue but the staff isn't very organized when it comes to concerts
  • Katie M.
    Katie MckiernanJune 23, 2011
    Box office ladies rule. So do the bartenders and cocktail waitresses. Working hard for the money!!
  • Dan C.
    Dan CNovember 20, 2013
    Awesome theater. Managed by assholes.
  • Eddy G.
    Eddy GonzalezNovember 3, 2015
    Big stage with plenty of space in GA space
  • Arline W.
    Arline WeltyApril 15, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Total hotties live here. One makes kraut. Yum!
  • 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.
  • Chris T.
    Chris TOctober 17, 2014
    They require an illegal $25 minimum on credit cards, so bring cash.
  • 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!
  • 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??
  • caleb h.
    caleb hanlonDecember 1, 2014
    Best mid-sized venue in the city.
  • Andrea G.
    Andrea GoldbergFebruary 21, 2011
    Went to see Ralphie May on Friday night at the Vic, great show!
  • Dirk L.
    Dirk LesterOctober 10, 2013
    Pre Phantogram crowd!
  • Caitlin M.
    Caitlin McKeighenFebruary 2, 2010
    Pay $5 to see awesome movies and drink $3 beers! You can't go wrong.
  • Kahlan
    KahlanOctober 2, 2014
    Shitty place to see metal. Sounds like mud, even with bass filtering earplugs
  • Daan V.
    Daan V.February 20, 2014
    Tip for bands: please skip this venue.
  • 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.
  • Keith B.
    Keith BranchAugust 9, 2011
    Drink and view everything!
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerSeptember 26, 2015
    Terrible acoustics, but neat neighborhood venue.
  • Rachel Z.
    Rachel ZalupskiOctober 10, 2014
    @chrisdelia
  • 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)
  • Pon Y.
    Pon YoOctober 19, 2014
    Concerts and open bar
  • Nicole K.
    Nicole KulinaApril 15, 2012
    Tiny bathrooms. Ladies, be prepared to wait.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Music Experience
    The Music ExperienceOctober 17, 2014
    Here for Allen Stone.
  • 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.
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