By Mia Mancini
Chicago Magic Lounge, opening later this month, hopes to bring a little bit of mystery and magic back into the neighborhood.
Located at 5050 N. Clark, the venue includes a 120-seat cabaret theatre with mezzanine, a 43-seat close-up theatre in the back and two bars.
According to the Edgeville Buzz, the site will have an unmarked front door that leads guests into a laundromat. The guests must figure out how to enter the venue’s main two-story, art deco library bar decorated with historic magic books.
Joey Cranford, Chicago Magic Lounge Co-owner, said the new theatre will make magic fun for adults again. “There is no one else that I know of that offers a 7,200 sq. ft. magic facility with different performance areas for bar magic, cabaret-style magic and close-up magic. The experience will be so unique,” said Cranford.
Every room has a secret entrance into another location. Guests can sip a cocktail in the front library bar at 5 p.m. before taking their seat in the theatre at 7:30 p.m. for a magic and cabaret show.
“We see such a need for adults who want something fun and different to do and we are happy to introduce them to modern, sophisticated up-close magic,” said Cranford.