322 W. Wisconsin Street,
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Portage Theatres (Official)
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Previous Names: Portage Theatre
Operating since at least 1941, when it was listed with 777 seats. The original auditorium was split into three theatres in the 1980’s. An addition in the 1990’s added four more screens. The shell of the original theatre still intact, though all three theatres in this original portion of the building are completely modern.
If you enter the old lobby (which is not usually open anymore, I believe) and walk down the sloped hallway toward the new main lobby/concession area, you are actually walking down what would have been a side aisle toward the stage in the original theatre, though there is no trace of a stage here now.
The former fly area above the old stage, however, still exists and is easily visible from the exterior. A 2/9 Barton organ was installed here in 1927, though it has since been removed.
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