When someone thinks of the Chicago Loop, one often thinks of modernity, business, progress, money, power and the sense of living in the present. Most people know there are theatres located in the Loop, but not everyone knows that there is a theatre that is also a Palace within their midst, cocooned in a shell of stone and brick. The Cadillac Palace Theatre is an edifice that at same time brings to mind both the Roaring Twenties and the decadent, yet magnificent French Baroque period, a tableau that juxtaposes fine art, history and architecture. It is within this marvel of architectural artistry that some of the most popular Broadway plays of today premiere and are performed, often to sold-out shows under exquisite gold leaf, sparkling crystal chandeliers and an atmosphere of absolute splendor. Cadillac Palace parking is often hard to come by, as the 2,500 seats are filled up faster than it takes for the curtain to rise. The shows are always funny and soulful, but the internal architecture is wondrous beyond words. The Lobby itself makes one feel as if they have travelled back in time to Versailles at the height of the Bourbon dynasty, with intricately carved mezzanine railings, a ceiling gilded with winged creatures and leafed with gold and a recurring motif of a fleur-de-lis ensconced in an amber red field, marble columns, and crystal chandeliers and sparkling mirrors that are reminiscent of the House of Mirrors in Versailles. To see the actual House of Mirrors, you need a plane ticket to France, but for the Cadillac Palace, you can book a parking spot with ParkWhiz in Chicago.
The Cadillac Palace Theatre is a recent name for the Theatre; at first, it went under the name of The New Palace when it opened on October 4, 1926, part of the famous Orpheum Circuit chain of vaudeville theaters. The New Palace was the progeny of George and Cornelius W. Rapp, two men whose speciality in theatre architecture was unmatched; they also designed the Chicago Theatre and the Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre. The New Palace theatre was commissioned by Emil and Karl Eitel as part of a larger project that included an office building and a hotel, known collectively as the Eitel Block Project. When construction was complete, the Roaring Twenties had yet to abate, and Vaudeville was still in full swing. The New Palace was intended to be the crown jewel of the Orpheum Circuit, a large theater chain that included fifty auditoriums in the US and Canada, all in service to vaudeville. Some famous actors who may have at one point performed there include Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Mae West and Jimmy Durante. It was only three years after the theatre opened when the Great Depression occurred, and vaudeville eventually tapered out. For a few decades the theatre served as a movie palace, showing 35mm films as well as few Broadway-style shows. It was renamed the Bismarck Theatre in 1984, and functioned as a rock music venue for a time, until 1999 when it was restored to how it originally appeared, and re-dubbed the Cadillac Palace Theatre. Recent acts at the Cadillac Palace included The Color Purple, The Pirate Queen, Shrek the Musical, Wicked and The Producers. The artistry of the performers and the theatre itself is unmatched, so showing up late is possible if you didn’t book parking in advance. Using ParkWhiz, you won’t be caught looking for the Phantom Spot of the Parking Garage when the show is about to begin.
Booking parking on ParkWhiz is easy; just find the show at the Cadillac Palace Theatre that you want to see, print out your ticket and bring it with you. With ParkWhiz, you can park your car and worry about what theatre snacks to buy rather than worry about being late to the show.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What's the refund policy?
All parking passes are eligible for a no-questions-asked full refund prior to the start time on the pass.
To cancel, simply log in to your account on web or in the app, view your passes, and click "cancel".
You can also do this using the "cancel " link at the bottom of the pass itself.
Alternatively, just click the "cancel" link from your confirmation email.
Please keep in mind, once the arrival time has passed, all bookings are non-refundable.
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How do I apply a discount code?
If you received a promotional discount code from ParkWhiz, you'll want to be logged into your ParkWhiz account before applying the code on the checkout page. Make sure you’re using the same email address to log in as the one where you received that coupon!
Note that all discount codes will come from ParkWhiz directly. If you received your code from a third-party website, there's a significant chance it will not work. Unless specifically noted, discount codes cannot be used for monthly parking.
If you were issued ParkWhiz credit, the credit will automatically deduct from your total on the checkout page before your next purchase. Be sure you're logged in under the account to which the credit was issued before confirming that purchase, to see the credit applied.
How do I present my my pass on-site?
Easy peasy! As the vast majority of locations in our network accept a mobile pass, this means you can use your phone or other smart device to show proof of your prepaid purchase once you arrive at the parking facility. To be sure, verify the instructions on your pass to confirm the validation method. That section is titled "When You Arrive" in-app or "How To Park" if viewing on a desktop or mobile web.
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If your location does not accept mobile passes, you'll need to print the pass before leaving the house.
Do I have in-and-out privileges?
In most instances, no. The majority of locations on ParkWhiz, including all those in New York City, do not allow re-entry.
If any specific parking facility does allow for you to come & go during the reserved timeframe, you'll see a "Reentry Allowed" amenity icon listed; this is shown in the details section both pre-purchase and post-purchase.
If you don't see anything on the listing page pertaining to specifically to reentry privileges, it's best to assume that you will not be allowed to come and go throughout the duration of your parking pass.
Are there any additional fees on site?
Generally, no. What you see online is what you pay as long as you park within the timeframe on your parking pass. Any time parked outside the arrival or departure listed on your pass will likely incur an additional onsite fee, as determined by the parking provider. ParkWhiz purchases include tax.
The only exception to the above pertains to oversize vehicle fees, which may apply to any vehicle larger than a sedan. Fee amounts vary between individual Parking Operators, and will be assessed on-site if you do not prepay for an oversize vehicle through our platform.
Although pricing structures are determined individually by the facility owner/operator, ParkWhiz prices tend to be cheaper than drive-up in most cases! If you ever feel the rate on ParkWhiz was more expensive than drive-up, take a photo of the price on-site and send us an email! We love deals as much as you do and are eager to ensure you're getting a fair rate.