Chris Jones, longtime chief Chicago Tribune theater critic, will talk about the history of the Auditorium Theatre as a performance venue in the context of Chicago’s great collection of historic theaters.

Mr. Jones has reviewed and commented on culture, the arts, politics and entertainment for the Tribune for 15 years. He serves on the editorial board for the Best Plays annual and has twice served on the drama committee of the Pulitzer Prizes. His arts criticism also has appeared often in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Washington Post, American Theatre magazine and numerous other newspapers and magazines. He is the author of Bigger, Brighter, Louder: 150 Years of Chicago Theater as Seen by “Chicago Tribune” Critics.

Historic Chicago Theaters
Date: Thursday, November 20
Time: 12:15PM to 1PM
Admission: Free
Place: The Auditorium Building, Chicago
Building Check-in: Lecture attendees will be required to sign in at the Roosevelt University security desk on the Main Floor, Michigan Avenue entrance. A valid photo ID is required to gain access to the building.

Landmarks Illinois is partnering with The Auditorium Theatre in 2014 to honor the theater’s 125th anniversary. The occasion will be marked by a year-long series of lectures celebrating The Auditorium Building. In addition in January 2014, the Preservation Snapshots lecture will move to Roosevelt University’s Murray-Green Library, formerly the dining room of the Auditorium Hotel. Join us for this exciting series in its new landmark home.