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Chicago Magic Lounge Finally Opens Its Doors- If You Can Find Them!

The long anticipated opening of the Chicago Magic Lounge at 5050 N. Clark in Andersonville has finally arrived. People will experience both up-close and stage magic shows that are promising to be one-of-a-kind.

The front library bar, which will open today for the first time today at 5 p.m., is where one can see their first glimpse of bar magic and order a signature cocktail. Starting this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. the audience will be able to take their seat in the Blackstone Theatre (named after the famous Chicago-area magicians Harry Blackstone Sr. and his son Harry Blackstone Jr.) and enjoy a full hour of up-close table magic followed by the cabaret show. Popular magician Max Maven will perform the theater’s first shows.

Chicago Magic Lounge Co-owner Joey Cranford says there will be several packages to choose from including an exclusive upgrade that will allow you into the backstage 654 club for additional fun. On Fridays and Saturdays there will be an extra late night show. On Sundays they will have a kid-friendly matinee for the post-brunch crowd.

The 7,200 sq. ft. venue includes a grand 120-seat cabaret theatre with mezzanine, a 43-seat close-up theatre in the back and two bars. There also is a full kitchen that will serve appetizers during the performances.

The entrance to the lounge will be very discreet, in fact most people driving by will think that the property is something that it is not. An unmarked door will lead into what appears to be a laundromat in the front of the building. But in order to delay the customers magic experience, they must figure out the secret that will lead them into the venue’s main two-story, art deco library bar which will be adorned with books and artifacts from magic past.

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