The 93-year-old landmark theater at 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave. was shut down on Friday after Ald. John Arena (45th) blocked Carranza’s application for a liquor license, according to Carranza.
A local megachurch has withdrawn its move to buy the historic Portage Theater on Milwaukee Avenue and turn it into space for its congregation.
Three Chicago hospitals and some aging movie theaters have topped the latest list of endangered historic buildings made by Preservation Chicago.
Supporters rallied Monday to save the Portage Theater, one of the city’s oldest movie houses.
The Portage Theater has seen better days, and now they may be numbered, if a North Side church buys the property. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.