Vito’s Vault to bring exciting dinner-theater experience to former Galvin’s pub in Jefferson Park
by BRIAN NADIG
Vito’s Vault, featuring a 1920s themed dinner-theater revue, is planned for the recently closed Galvin’s Public House, 5901 W. Lawrence Ave., in Jefferson Park.
“It will be a lot of fun,” said owner and operator Mark Forrest Virkler. “We’ll have high-quality singers and dancers, professional actors.”
Virkler, who for 20 years performed and helped manage the former dinner-theater establishment Tommy Gun’s Garage, added that the show will be interactive.
“We get raided by the police. We’ll pull some people up to the stage and they’ll be given something like a breathalyzer.”
The establishment will be styled as a speakeasy, and patrons will have to give a password before being let through a vault that leads to the dining area and showroom, Virkler said. The cost will be about $70 to 75, which includes the show and dinner.
On days that the show is “dark,” Vito’s will be open just as bar and restaurant, Virkler said.
Virkler is in the process of obtaining a new tavern license along with performing arts venue and food licenses. He hopes to have the vault open by Valentine’s Day, but he said that a lot of work has to be done fixing up the bar.
A go fund me fundraiser has been set up to help offset expenses. https://gofund.me/6361c905