\\ Balaban and Katz Chicago Theatre, US

The Chicago Theatre, originally known as the Balaban and Katz Chicago Theatre, was built in 1921 to be a motion picture house. The theatre operated for forty years, showing film and live entertainment, closing in 1985, then restored and re-opened a year later. To read more about architecture in Chicago, there are two useful books in U.S. Studies: John Zukowsky’s edited collection Chicago Architecture, 1872-1922: Birth of a Metropolis and Charles Waldheim and Katerina Rüedi Ray’s collection Chicago Architecture: Histories, Revisions, Alternatives, both at at VBbkv Chi.