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Portage Theater

2003 Photo from the Adam Martin collection.
4050 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago IL 60641

Closed Live Theatre
Record #6165  
 Opened: December 11, 1920
 Closed: 2018
 Current Use:
Capacity: 1321 seats
Architectural Style(s): Neo-Classical
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Portage Park
 Previously operated by: GCS Circuit, Balaban & Katz, ABC Great States Theatres, Plitt Theatres, M&R Amusements Corporation, Portage Theater Group

Information for this tour was contributed by Michael Pompili.

This theater reopened on May 19, 2006 and is showing silent and classic movies, as well as some independent and foreign films. An Allen digital organ has been installed. Seating capacity was orginally 1,938 and is now 1,321.

The Portage closed again on May 25, 2013. It reopened on June 13, 2015, and closed again in February 2018.

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February 2003 photos from the Adam Martin collection.

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Photos from the Norman Plant collection.

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Last featured 10/31/2004. Last edited 8/20/2022.

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