LINCOLN SQUARE — Hot Doug's encased meat emporium created a sensation that left plenty of folks, among them owner Doug Sohn, scratching their heads.
But the frenzy over the 2014 closing of the wildly popular hot dog stand took fans' already inordinate level of devotion to epic heights.
Director Christopher Markos captured this quirky moment in Chicago history in the one-hour documentary "Hot Doug's: The Movie," which premieres June 21 at the recently renovated Davis Theater, 4614 N. Lincoln Ave.
The film includes interviews with Sohn, Hot Doug's staff and customers, as well as behind-the-scenes footage of the restaurant's final days.
Sohn will get his first look at the documentary at the same time as moviegoers.
“I’m just hoping that Julia Roberts is playing the part of me," he said in a statement.