03/10/2013 11:52 am ET

Set To Become A Landmark, Future Of Portage Theater In Doubt

PORTAGE PARK — The historic Portage Theater is on its way to becoming a landmark, but its future is very much in doubt because of the ongoing legal fight between the former movie palace's owner and its operator.

The Chicago Commission on Landmarks voted unanimously Thursday to recommend that city's zoning committee and the City Council make it more difficult to alter both the inside and the outside of the theater, which was built in 1919 and 1920.

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