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Portage Theater

Owner Of Congress, Portage Theaters Seeks New Operators

Posted 07.18.2013 | Chicago

Story by Heather Cherone, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: PORTAGE PARK — Eddie Carranza, the owner of the Portage and Congress theaters, has hired a re...

Church Drops Plan To Buy Historic Local Movie House

Posted 07.20.2012 | Chicago

A church has apparently had a change of heart when it comes to its previously expressed desire to purchase a historic Chicago movie theater in the cit...

Final Zoning Meeting Friday Could Determine The Portage Theater's Fate

Posted 06.13.2012 | Chicago

Chicagoans interested in joining the initiative to save the Portage Theater have a long fight ahead of them this Friday. The final Zoning Board mee...

PHOTOS: Preservation Society Releases 'Chicago Seven' Endangered Building List For 2012

Posted 04.05.2012 | Chicago

For the tenth year running, Preservation Chicago has compiled a list of the city's seven most endangered architectural treasures. Called the "Chica...

Supporters Of Historic Theater Fight For Landmark Status

Posted 04.02.2012 | Chicago

The historic Portage Theater, which may be closed and taken over by an area church, may be getting the lifeline it needs to remain a movie house geare...

Church Aims To Buy, Close Historic Indie Movie House

Posted 03.13.2012 | Chicago

The historic Portage Theater, a revered independent movie house that is an iconic landmark of the Chicago's Portage Park neighborhood, will see big ch...