Holiday Club

4000 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60613
B&W, 4 per strip, $3.00
Photos: August 26, 2005
Last visit: September 17, 2022


The booth (Model 21T) inside the Holiday Club serves a few purposes. It creates a sort of hallway on the way to the restrooms, and holds pool cues on its backside and a mounted cd jukebox on the short end. The bar is decorated with posters and lobby cards from somewhat obscure films starring Frank Sinatra, including Sergeants 3 and Marriage on the Rocks.

People were watching the Bears pre-season game when I stopped by. The black and white photos with the wide white border come out pretty well, though there is a pronounced kink in the edge of each photo where something isn't lined up quite right inside the machine.

UPDATE 7/6/13: Nikki writes that the booth is in fine working order.

UPDATE 11/6/16: Andrew writes that the booth is in good condition, with a six minute wait for the photos to come out.

UPDATE 11/9/19: Ben writes, " Chemical stains, high contrast, lots of imperfections, black border."

UPDATE 9/17/22: Still going strong.

Contributed by Brian, Nikki, Andrew Kropp, Ben Kurstin