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Restored Art Deco Des Plaines Theatre Re-Opens as Music Venue

CHICAGO JOURNAL:  Restored Art Deco Des Plaines Theatre Re-Opens as Music Venue

The theatre’s 100-year-old interior has been restored to highlight its art deco style and reveal a stage that was covered by movie screens. The renovation also added a restaurant space and a speakeasy-themed bar.

The theatre’s 100-year-old interior has been restored to highlight its art deco style and reveal a stage that was covered by movie screens. The renovation also added a restaurant space and a speakeasy-themed bar.

Ron Onesti, owner of the new operating firm Onesti Entertainment, also manages the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. Onesti said he’s long been interested in the Des Plaines Theatre but knew restoring it would cost more than he could afford alone.

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