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The Magic Parlour Show Outside at Gorton Sunday, September 20

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The Magic Parlour Show Outside at Gorton

  • Date: September 20, 2020
  • Time: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Price: $38.00

Join us for this COVID-compliant outdoor event that is one of the top attractions in downtown Chicago!


The Magic Parlour Show, starring Dennis Watkins, comes to Gorton!  Watkins is a third-generation magician and delivers an evening of sophisticated tom-foolery, wonderfully close-up and personal.   “Mind blowing” is how people describe his mind reading and magic.  Get ready to experience this first hand in a lively outdoor show!  Dennis Watkins’ The Magic Parlour show has entertained guests all over the world. With rave reviews, he has performed to over 20,000 guests so it’s no surprise that The Magic Parlour is downtown Chicago’s longest-running magic show, but you can see it here in your own backyard!

“Lawn seats”  will be sectioned off in our parking lot facing the stage.  Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Seating for this event is limited in order to comply with Illinois guidelines and we cannot exceed maximum capacity.  We  will have designated circles for your party that can accommodate parties of 2 to up to 6 people. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic concessions will be for sale in pre-packaged, unopened containers.

YOU MUST CHECK-IN WHEN YOU ARRIVE!  Please find the check-in table on the sidewalk in front of our building when you arrive.  Due to contact tracing, everyone is required to check in and wear a wrist band.

Parking: You may park in our upper lot, across the street at the train station, and along the north side of Illinois Road.

Gates open at 3:30pm / show is at 4PM
Cash bar/concessions will be available for sale during the show.


Protocol during the COVID-19 Pandemic:

Seating areas in our parking lot will be clearly designated and safely spaced.

All employees/volunteers have been educated and trained on the need for personal sanitation and hygiene as well as the sanitation of our facility and all employees/volunteers will be wearing PPE at the event.

Concessions (beverages) are available for purchase.

Our restrooms in the building will be open.  Use your mask when heading to the restroom. There will be plenty of hand soap and sanitizer on hand.

Pets are not allowed at this event.  No food is allowed at this event.

Please park in our upper lot, across the street at the train station, or on the north side of Illinois road.

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Gorton Community Center will take and may use photos and videos from this event for its promotional purposes. Your attendance indicates your consent to the above.

Film and Event Refund and Cancellation Policy: There is no refund given for unused film or event tickets.

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