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  • The Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates offered shows from 1980 until 1994. This Sept. 21, 1991 image highlights the marquee with an upcoming show by Rod Stewart.

      The Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates offered shows from 1980 until 1994. This Sept. 21, 1991 image highlights the marquee with an upcoming show by Rod Stewart.
    DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • Between 1980 and 1994, the biggest names in music and comedy played at Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates. Twenty years later, the employees are reuniting for a picnic.

      Between 1980 and 1994, the biggest names in music and comedy played at Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates. Twenty years later, the employees are reuniting for a picnic.
    Photo courtesy of Poplar Creek Music Theatre's Facebook page

  • People walk into the Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates, which was where many of the biggest names in music and comedy performed between 1980 and 1994.

      People walk into the Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates, which was where many of the biggest names in music and comedy performed between 1980 and 1994.
    Photo courtesy of Poplar Creek Music Theatre's Facebook page

  • Between 1980 and 1994, the biggest names in music and comedy played at Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates. Twenty years later, the employees are reuniting and reminiscing.

      Between 1980 and 1994, the biggest names in music and comedy played at Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates. Twenty years later, the employees are reuniting and reminiscing.
    Photo courtesy of Poplar Creek Music Theatre's Facebook page

  • A ticket stub from the old Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

      A ticket stub from the old Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.
    Photo courtesy of Poplar Creek Music Theatre's Facebook page

  • A ticket stub from the old Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

      A ticket stub from the old Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.
    Photo courtesy of Poplar Creek Music Theatre's Facebook page

  • In this undated photo, a bulldozer tears down Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates. The venue housed some of music and comedy's biggest acts between 1980 and 1994, when it closed.

      In this undated photo, a bulldozer tears down Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates. The venue housed some of music and comedy's biggest acts between 1980 and 1994, when it closed.
    Photo courtesy of Poplar Creek Music Theatre's Facebook page

  • A sign, and notice of the $3 parking fee, welcomes people to the old Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

      A sign, and notice of the $3 parking fee, welcomes people to the old Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.
    Photo courtesy of Poplar Creek Music Theatre Facebook page

  • The lawn at Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

      The lawn at Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.
    Photo courtesy of Debi Gordon

  • The pavilion area at Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

      The pavilion area at Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.
    Photo courtesy of Debi Gordon

  • Lynn Murrin Cannon and Michael Lemke work in the group sales office at the former Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

      Lynn Murrin Cannon and Michael Lemke work in the group sales office at the former Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.
    Photo courtesy of Lynn Cannon

  • The stage crew prepares to put up some speakers at the old Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

      The stage crew prepares to put up some speakers at the old Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.
    Photo courtesy of Debi Gordon

  • The staff poses on the lawn at the old Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

      The staff poses on the lawn at the old Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.
    Photo courtesy of Debi Gordon

  • The colorful ticket stubs from the former Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

      The colorful ticket stubs from the former Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.
    Photo courtesy of Poplar Creek Music Theatre Facebook page

  • The 1980 lineup of acts for Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

      The 1980 lineup of acts for Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

  • The 1981 lineup of acts for Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

      The 1981 lineup of acts for Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

  • The 1982 lineup of acts for Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

      The 1982 lineup of acts for Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

  • The 1983 lineup of acts for Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

      The 1983 lineup of acts for Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

  • The 1984 lineup of acts for Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

      The 1984 lineup of acts for Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

  • The 1985 lineup of acts for Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

      The 1985 lineup of acts for Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

  • The 1986 lineup of acts for Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

      The 1986 lineup of acts for Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

  • The 1987 lineup of acts for Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

      The 1987 lineup of acts for Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

  • The 1988 lineup of acts for Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

      The 1988 lineup of acts for Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

  • The 1989 lineup of acts for Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

      The 1989 lineup of acts for Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

  • The 1990 lineup of acts for Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

      The 1990 lineup of acts for Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

  • The 1991 lineup of acts for Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

      The 1991 lineup of acts for Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

  • The 1992 lineup of acts for Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

      The 1992 lineup of acts for Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

  • The 1993 lineup of acts for Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

      The 1993 lineup of acts for Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

  • The 1994 lineup of acts for Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

      The 1994 lineup of acts for Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

  • The Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates offered shows from 1980 until 1994. This Sept. 13, 1990 image shows the complex.

      The Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates offered shows from 1980 until 1994. This Sept. 13, 1990 image shows the complex.
    DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO

 

Twenty years after the gates shut for the last time, we recall the storied list of acts that graced the stage at Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates.

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