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Riviera Theatre - 9 Reviews - 4746 N Racine Ave, Chicago, IL - Movie Theaters Reviews - Phone (773) 275-6800

Riviera Theatre

4746 N Racine Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 275-6800
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Riviera Theatre - Chicago, IL


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I saw Jack Johnson and Paul Oakenfold at the Rive. Both times I went there is like going back in time because the place reminds me of an old opera house. It is a great place to ...


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Chicago Sound 5/27/2006

Ah, the Riv. A classic place to see a band perform. The seats up in the balcony are a nice place to "relax," but the main level is where you need to be for greats views, sound and vibe. However this place needs some work--there have been too many nights/bands that have deteriorated the interior. Also, be careful in this neighborhood--it is not very safe, particularly between the Wilson and Lawrence Red line stops. more

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The Good Old Riv. 3/18/2006

Boy, this place sure must have been a beauty in it's heyday. Even though it is an old building it is still fairly well maintained. Some of the interior is outright awesome. I used to work as a security guard and got to see some great Rock bands here for free. But the first time I went here as a kid I saw Cheap Trick and sat in the nosebleed seats of the balcony. I have some fond memories from here. I hope it has achieved landmark status and it's fate will not be like what happened to the Uptown Theatre. more

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What happened to the seats 3/9/2006

I saw a band perform at the Riviera earlier this fall, and I was pleasantly surprised. I was expecting a smoke-filled auditorium, tight seating, and a bunch of fans blocking my vertically-challenged view. However, there were no seats, just several tiers of open space. We secured some space at the front of one of the tiers and didn't suffer the crowd-crunch even once during the lively concert. Beer selection is pretty limited and expensive, but it's a nice plus. I'd go back to see another band perform without any hesitation. more
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  • In Short
    The main floor is spacious enough that you can enjoy bands without getting socked in the mosh pit. As with most venues, plan on getting hot and sweaty as soon as the action...

  • 10/18/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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    Uptown, Far North Side