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Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 9 April 2020 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

Located at a normally bustling corner, a temporarily closed Genesee Theatre in downtown Waukegan, Illinois hasn't had any acts, shows or musicals since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The theatre has cancelled all performances until at least May 1st; most likely to be extended if the pandemic does not subside.

The marquee reminds passersby to "Do the Five". Stay safe!

Photo captured March 25, 2020.

A 115,000 square-foot state of the art facility, the Genesee Theatre has expansive lobbies and lounges. And the stage size has been doubled and a balcony expansion has raised seating capacity to over 2,400, making the Genesee Theatre one of the largest facilities of its kind in the region. In addition, to ensure that there is no question to the splendor of this facility, a one-of-a-kind, 18 foot, Baccarat crystal chandelier has been added to the grand lobby. The chandelier, which originally hung in Seattle's Orpheum theatre, is valued at $350,000 and weighs 2,200 pounds, includes thousands of pieces of crystal and features gold-plated sconces. Kept in boxes since 1967, the chandelier was sold for only $100,000 to the Genesee Theatre by Mr. Louis Bianchi, and the remaining $250,000 was donated to the Genesee Theatre's renovation efforts.

The Genesee Theatre re-opened its doors on December 3, 2004 and will continue to provide the highest quality of performances including comedians, Broadway productions and national and regional musical acts.

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By Marie from Entre By Marie et Montagnes, France

Impressive and beautiful theater. Beautiful sky too.

9 Apr 2020 5:18am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Une superbe bâtisse pour ce théâtre.
Bonne journée Steven

9 Apr 2020 6:39am

claudine/canelle from lorient, France

Magnifique architecture !!

9 Apr 2020 6:51am

lisl from Bath, United Kingdom

What an amazing theatre complex - we have nothing of that huge size in the UK

9 Apr 2020 7:21am

jpla from Anjou, France

Peu de gens dans les rues
JP

9 Apr 2020 7:22am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Beautiful colours!

9 Apr 2020 7:22am

Gérard from Allauch, France

It's anguishing this desertification!

9 Apr 2020 8:00am

jean pierre from Paris, France

beau batiment!! amts

9 Apr 2020 8:00am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Very beautiful old house

9 Apr 2020 8:14am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique graphisme de fenêtre couleurs et ce encadrements blanc cet angle superbe
Belle journée

9 Apr 2020 8:35am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

beau

9 Apr 2020 8:36am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

This is a beautiful building, very chic! and the light is spectacular!

9 Apr 2020 8:36am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A superb image of this impressive building. 5*

9 Apr 2020 9:53am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

well on the plus side it gives you an unobstructed view of the building :) From what I can gather it should be longer anyway. The virus hotspots seemed to be caused by people in close proximity at parties, football matches, etc. and I would think theatres would be the same. Nicely captured

9 Apr 2020 10:09am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Splendid composition of this building !! We hope that he returns to life soon...

9 Apr 2020 10:38am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

That is an impressive theatre

9 Apr 2020 11:31am

Don from Spokane, United States

It's a marvelous building. It's too bad that all activities have to cease for now.

9 Apr 2020 1:04pm

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Un fameux bâtiment !

9 Apr 2020 1:12pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Beautiful capture and a nice piece of info here. Hope people have started avoiding crowding...and are safe staying at home!!!Being alive is the sanest thing now!!!

9 Apr 2020 3:28pm

Rose from United States

That is a beautiful building...and looks so well built.

9 Apr 2020 4:04pm

Remus from Portugal

With so many windows, it's a building that looks more like a hotel than a theater...
But it is an imposing building.

9 Apr 2020 4:27pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Un bâtiment qui a beaucoup de classe. Excellente vision.

9 Apr 2020 4:38pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful angle, frame, colors & graphics!
A M A Z I N G !

9 Apr 2020 4:49pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Impressionnante bâtisse !

9 Apr 2020 5:40pm

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

A beautiful photo from this great theatre .
Thanks for the interesting information.
In the Netherlands are all the theatre closed . We hear 28 April the continuation of the rules.

9 Apr 2020 6:02pm

Maryse from bordeaux, France

Très belle et grandiose bâtisse dont les portes restent closes en ce moment ! Espérons que nous pourrons bientôt reprendre nos activités.... soyons patients et restons bien à la maison !
Bonne soirée

9 Apr 2020 6:05pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Fine in bright light.

9 Apr 2020 6:08pm

Willy from Belgium

un très belle bâtisse pour ce théâtre... Steven

greetings

9 Apr 2020 6:09pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a grand looking building!

9 Apr 2020 6:11pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is such an elegant looking building and so large. I can just imagine how beautiful it must be inside. That chandelier sounds amazing!

9 Apr 2020 8:31pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful theater. I'm sure it is a bustling and busy place in normal times.

9 Apr 2020 9:50pm

Martine Girard from Brest, France

Quel beau bâtiment bien décoré !

9 Apr 2020 11:21pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

a stately piece of architecture with an interesting history. I love small old theaters, so I read your account of the expansion with some dismay. We have season tickets to a small theater that was built in the 1920s for Vaudeville. It seats about 600, so there is not a bad seat in the house. We caught the premiere of "Steel Magnolias" on March 13 and performances were suspended as of March 14. The season is likely over.

10 Apr 2020 12:22am

Ginnie Hart from Netherlands

Signs of the times, Steven! (sigh)

10 Apr 2020 5:06am

Anne from France

Beautiful building, hope it won't stay closed too long!

10 Apr 2020 5:52am

omar from Hamburg, Germany

Yes, hard times for all of us. Very special buildung, looks nice.

10 Apr 2020 7:37am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

What a beautiful building.
And yes, all culture stops almost everywhere !

10 Apr 2020 10:16am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very beautiful building

10 Apr 2020 12:11pm

Nadine from Le Sud......, France

un trés beau traitement qui met bien en valeur ce bel immeuble

10 Apr 2020 2:58pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful building with what sounds like a grand interior. Beautiful image.

10 Apr 2020 8:31pm

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

How very cool that is!!

11 Apr 2020 1:13am

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h' from Valence d'Albigeois, France

Un bâtiment impressionnant et superbement mis en image.

12 Apr 2020 1:03pm

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

J'apprécie beaucoup la fiche info jointe à cette belle architecture qui nous raconte tout de l'histoire de ce beau théâtre.
Bravo et merci.

13 Apr 2020 3:32am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful building and fine architecture. Interesting information. Hope this will be busy again after the lockdown. :)

13 Apr 2020 4:04am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

what a fine piece of architecture and you've photographed it beautifully

13 Apr 2020 3:34pm

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

So many businesses are suffering right now.

25 Apr 2020 3:18am