Local magicians gather under one roof at Chicago Magic

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Are you watching closely? Because at the Chicago Magic Lounge, you’ll need to.

A Mecca of magicians, accumulating decades of training, performing and perfecting, it stands as a testament to a period of Chicago long forgotten.

Joey Cranford isn’t just the producer of the Chicago Magic Lounge, he’s a man who appreciates the history of the illusion.

What was once a booming industry in our city, the world of magic died out in 1999 with the closing of Schulien’s.

But now, Cranford is bringing that world, that time, that feeling back to our city.

Located in Uptown underground, the sub-terranian atmosphere is a time machine to a time long forgotten.

Stage magic, table side magic, barside magic, backroom magic – completely different circumstances with one constant.

You will be amazed.

Christopher Moore once wrote “children see magic because they look for it,”  and at the Chicago Magic Lounge, you can’t help but see it.

Yes, it takes you to a lost time of Chicago’s history,  but it also takes you back in time to when you believed.

So, are you watching closely?

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