Portage Park Theatre Struggles to Open
CHICAGO, IL — According to the Chicago Sun Times, Paul Warshauer, the new owner of the Portage Park Theatre (located in the Chicago neighborhood of the same name), is attempting to reopen the theater as a venue for classic and family-friendly films, but it would seem that the city’s revenue department has other plans.
Warshauer, who has been seeking an amusement license from the city for months now, has been accused by the city of selling popcorn without a license. He says that his staff was only in training and there was not even money in the cash registers yet. Warshauer also said that the revenue department is “terrorizing legitimate businesses” and has now appealed to Mayor Daley himself for assistance in a plea placed on the Portage Park’s marquee.