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Genesee Theatre is one of the most popular venues in the country. If you plan on attending an event at this famous venue, then go through the Genesee Theatre Seating Chart. You can take a Virtual tour of the Genesee Theatre to get an interactive seat view. Go through the Genesee Theatre seating map, and check the Genesee Theatre parking prices, if available.

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Genesee Theatre Tickets Related Questions

Who will play at Genesee Theatre today?

To check Genesee Theatre for today, all you have to do is visit our website and check event listings along with available tickets. Right now, following events are happening at Genesee Theatre:

  • Tim Allen
  • Happy Together Tour: The Turtles, Gary Puckett and The Union Gap, The Association, The Vogues & The Cowsills

How many seats are available in Genesee Theatre?

The seating capacity of Genesee Theatre is 423.

Can you buy event tickets at Genesee Theatre?

Yes, you can buy tickets at Genesee Theatre provided if they are available.

What are the best seats available at Genesee Theatre?

Just like every other venue, there are different levels at Genesee Theatre as well. The entire seating plan is available on our website, and you can book tickets for the section you like.

How many events are taking place at Genesee Theatre this week?

You can check the complete list of events taking place at Genesee Theatre this week and beyond by simply logging on to the venue’s page on our website.

Genesee Theatre
Not just a movie house capable of features, music and live entertainment, but also consisting of forty apartments and retail space; the Genesee Theatre facility served as a community center for the people and a justifiable beacon for the thriving city of Waukegan.

Truly incredible, the 1,799 seat Genesee was adorned with 1,200 yards of lush tapestries, seven tons of marble and a massive Barton Grande pipe organ. In addition, no expense was spared on the modern fireproof construction, and $100,000 heating and cooling system. Originally scheduled to open Thanksgiving, the Genesee Theatre premiered to the public on December 25, 1927 to rave reviews. The Genesee also provided numerous other activities for the community including cooking schools, fashion shows and weddings.

The vision of three Waukegan men, A.L Brumund, H.C. Burnett and D.T. Webb, the Genesee Theatre was an impressive venue for its times. Using land purchased from the YMCA for $130,000 and enlisting the help of Chicago architect Edward Steinberg and Waukegan contractor Alva Weeks, the Genesee Theatre was constructed for around $1 million.

The Genesee Theatre ran a regular schedule with new features every Sunday, Monday, and Thursday, only slowing operation once due to a coal shortage in 1946. The theatre boasted the first talking picture in Waukegan with the "Lion and the Mouse" in October 1928, in addition to facilitating two world premieres: Jack Benny's 1939 "Man About Town" and "The Navy Way" in 1944. October 1982 saw the last first-run picture at the Theatre, and the Genesee finally closed its doors for good in 1989.

After sitting vacant for twelve years, the Genesee Theatre began its $23 million renovation in July of 2001 as part of the City of Waukegan's downtown renovation project. With the help of over 120 volunteers, the Genesee was brought back to its original splendor. Every care was taken in the restoration to ensure the integrity of this great venue. All wall fabrics in the facility are exact replicas of the original wallpaper and coloring in the facility has been recreated as exactly as possible based on existing paint chippings. Many of the original plaster moldings, wooden railings and light fixtures have been kept intact. The marquee, installed on September 2, 2004, is an exact replica of the one which graced the Genesee in 1927.


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