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“small theater, no bad seats, wonderful show and not expensive” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
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Owner description: Metropolis Performing Arts Centre is a live entertainment and arts education facility located in downtown Arlington Heights, Ill. and has quickly become one of Chicagoland’s leading venues for quality programming. The complex is home to a 350 seat theater. Metropolis offers a diverse array of Chicago’s most talented performers and performance troupes, as well as national acts spanning virtually all performance genres – all under one roof.
Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“small theater, no bad seats, wonderful show and not expensive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2012

first time there and saw the Marvelous Wonderettes. Fantastic production. If you know the songs from the 50's and 60's you will love it. It is much more than just the songs. There is also a story going on. Funny, moving and very entertaining. Don't want to give it away, but you will enjoy this show. We are going to look for future shows and will be back. well worth the money. The plus is a parking garage around the corner free for the evening shows. Many resturants in the area too.

Visited September 2012
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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“Great Entertainment Locally”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2012

Love going to this theatre. Has had and continues to have many quality shows from plays to music to comedy at an affordable price.

Visited April 2012
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“Wonderful local theater - great productions”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012 via mobile

The Metropolis is a wonderful gem in downtown AH. The productions are consistently wonderful, no matter what I've seen - and I've been there multiple times. Particularly great is Second City - try to get there for that!

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Chicago, Illinois
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874 reviews
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“Excellent Venue in downtown Arlington Heights”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

This is a nice size theater - seats about 300 people. There are only 8 rows, so there really isn't a bad seat. They often put in cabaret seating, which are small round tables, with 4 chairs right at the edge of the stage. There are numerous restaurants walking distance - I especially like Dunton House (good, basic , inexpensive food) or Salsa 17 (fusion Mexican with great margaritas).

Visited July 2012
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Kirksey, KY
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“Nice community type theatre”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

We saw "Ten Ways to Kill Your Husband" at the Metropolis Theatre. It was a very good production. The theatre is small and intimate. It made for a very enjoyable time.

Visited April 2012
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