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The Magic Parlour, Chicago

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#9 of 162 in Nightlife in Chicago
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  • I highly recommend this show!! Dennis is a true entertainer! It’s was intimate, classy, amazing and I honestly was in awe of his magic! Loved every minute of it!! 
    I highly recommend this show!! Dennis is a true entertainer! It’s was intimate, classy, amazing and I honestly was in awe of his magic! Loved every minute of it!!  more »
  • This was my first time attending a show like this; even as a skeptic, my mind was blown! Dennis is truly a master of his craft 
    This was my first time attending a show like this; even as a skeptic, my mind was blown! Dennis is truly a master of his craft  more »
  • Blown away. Period. Had a couple friends mention they had gone with family and loved it. I was a little skeptical, but game for a unique night out. Wow, did it exceed expectations. By a million... 
    Blown away. Period. Had a couple friends mention they had gone with family and loved it. I was a little skeptical, but game for a unique night out. Wow, did it exceed expectations. By a million...  more »
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  • A truly fantastic show. Dennis Watkins is a marvel, as funny and likable as he is utterly mind-bending. This is a killer night out, and an absolute off-the-beaten-path gem if you’re going to be around downtown Chicago for the weekend. Bring your date, bring your boss, bring your suitably aged family; this show doesn’t miss. I highly recommend adding the encore room at the end of the night if you can swing it. It’s a great window into the history of magic, a chance to get a look at some new and original tricks, and maybe the best opportunity you’ll ever have to pick the brain of a master of the craft.
  • So first off, the location is just amazing, I recommend coming before or after for drinks at the Palmer house, it’s truly a delight to see. My uncle wanted to take us to some show, we chose this one. It was very impressive. Not your traditional big magic show. I enjoyed the intimate setting and the music. I definitely recommend wearing some cocktail attire at the minimum. Will check out again.
  • I’m speechless. What an incredible night at the Magic Parlour with Dennis Watkins. The tricks are up close and in your face, leaving your jaw dropped trying to figure out how he did it! Without putting anyone on the spot or embarrassing them, Dennis’ show is very interactive which makes it all the more mesmerizing when you are involved in the trick! My wife and I joined in for the Encore Room as well which I would highly recommend. Completely blew our expectations and our minds!
  • This show is so special! Dennis is a third generation magician and he performs absolutely mind blowing tricks! He is so entertaining! I would highly recommend this show to anyone. My 11 year old daughter was with me and she just loved it. Such a fun night out!!
  • This was an incredible show! Nice, intimate show for about 45 people. I don't know how he managed to create this show that used so much audience input to create a pre-determined conclusion. Also, pay for the after show. It's close up magic for 8 people in a separate room. Again, really incredible that he is manipulating these cards with sleeves rolled up while sitting right next to you - and you'll never see it! I've seen Penn & Teller and Lance Burton. This was just as good, but maybe better because of how close up it is.

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