Chasing What Matters: The Chicago Theatre

Chase logo on the Chicago Theatre marquee

Chase logo on the Chicago Theatre marquee

An occasional e-mailer sent us this interesting photograph today.  It show the Chase bank logo at the top of the Chicago Theatre’s landmark marquee (175 North State Street).

It’s the first time the e-mailer noticed this, and it’s new to us, too.  Does anyone remember this being there before?

A search of the Chicago Theatre’s web site turned up nothing mentioning a change in the marquee to honor one of its sponsors (American Express and Delta are the venue’s other two big sponsors).  

So, will this mean that The Chicago Theatre will become “The Chase Chicago Theatre” the same way that we now have The Cadillac Palace Theatre, The Ford Center for the Performing Arts, and the Bank of America Theatre?

It’s hard to say.  Currently, the masthead on the Chicago Theatre’s web site reads “The Chicago Theatre Presented by Chase.”  We’ll see if the order of those words change in the near future.

Author: Editor

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