- $67 for one G-Pass to see Cheech & Chong and War: Up in Smoke New Year’s Eve Party (up to $94.83 value)
- When: Tuesday, December 31, at 8 p.m.
- Where: The Chicago Theatre
- Seating: front or mid balcony
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
How G-Pass Works:</b> Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won’t need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.
Cheech & Chong
- The year Cheech & Chong started their act: 1971
- The number of hit movies they’ve made since: 8
- Number of hit albums: 9
- Movie that launched them to fame: Up in Smoke
- Grammy-winning album whose title would not amuse Up in Smoke’s Sergeant Stadanko: Los Cochinos
- Most subversive title for a greatest hits album: Cheech and Chong’s Greatest Hit
- Bits from Up in Smoke you might see live: the “Maui Waui by way of Labrador” scene, the pink tutu rendition of “Earache My Eye”
- Cartoons containing Cheech’s voice: The Lion King, Cars
- Cartoon containing Chong’s voice: FernGully: The Last Rainforest
- Cartoon that hopefully hasn’t made it onto any kid’s Saturday-morning schedule: Cheech and Chong’s Animated Movie
- Latest single: “Medical Marijuana Blues”<p>
- War’s strongest weapons: instruments and voices
- Ammo: funky, peace-loving songs
- War songs that typically play during television shows, movies, or tender moments of real-life reconciliation: “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” “Spill the Wine”
- War song that kick-starts Up in Smoke: “Low Rider”
- Songs that War and Cheech & Chong might play together: “Mexican Americans,” “Born in East LA,” and definitely “Earache My Eye” <p>
The Chicago Theatre
The beaming vertical letters of "C-H-I-C-A-G-O" ascend six stories high on a sign that seems to be the establishing shot for any movie set in the Windy City. Tourists and natives often stand outside snapping pictures of the marvelous marquee, where the biggest names in music, theatre, and comedy are writ large under a miniature replica of Paris's Arc de Triomphe. The Parisian aesthetic continues inside The Chicago Theatre’s grand lobby, which recalls the Royal Chapel at Versailles with its gallery promenades. The staircase ascending to the Grand Balcony resembles that of the Paris Opera House, rounding out a French Baroque architecture that would cause Louis XIV to do a spit-take. Inside the seven-story-high, 3,600 seat auditorium, terra-cotta tiles, crystal chandeliers, and luxurious drapes give audiences visual overtures before every show.
As vital to Chicago as hot dogs and mustard fire hoses, The Chicago Theatre was America's first munificent movie palace upon its 1921 unveiling, where it was declared "The Wonder Theatre of the World." Beyond its silver screenings, the theatre became a beacon for live entertainment, as artists such as John Phillip Sousa, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman filled its first 40 years with oompah and swing. After a multi-million dollar restoration in 1986, the landmark venue remains the heart of art in the city, attracting the world's most popular entertainers to its stage almost every evening of the year.