Coming attractions: Changes to The Logan Theatre
What’s better than going to the movies? Eating chocolate-covered frozen bananas at the movies, of course.
In the Film section of our latest issue, we told you about unexpected scene-stealing snacks at local cinemas, such as “Best chocolate decadence,” “Best place to play soda scientist” and “Best reason to go vegan.” Since that issue went to press, we’ve learned that The Logan (2646 N Milwaukee Ave, 773-252-0627)—which carries the inspiration for our "Best reason to go ape"—will soon undergo some major changes. As reported in this week's issue of Time Out Chicago, the rehab will include, yes, a price hike (from $4 to $5–$8.50), but the theater's commitment to family-friendly programming remains.
Food-wise, the nearly century-old venue will still carry the delectably chocolate-dipped frozen Diana’s Bananas that we wrote about. But the rest of the menu will be revamped, says manager Jenny Peterson, by adding more tasty, unique concessions. Striving to remain kid-friendly, the theater will also open a party room for the tykes and, she says, will continue to screen at least one family movie at all times.
Sometime around Labor Day, the Logan will close for a few weeks; look for the changes after it reopens. For now, you still have time to catch the last film in the kids’ matinee series, which wraps up Wednesday 17 at 10am with Yogi Bear at the ultra-affordable price of $1 for everyone.