Patio Theatre

6008 West Irving Park Road,
Chicago, IL 60634

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Patio Theatre

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Opened on January 29, 1927, Patio Theatre was one of just a few classic moderately-sized single-screen neighborhood movie houses in Chicago not to have been carved up into multiple screens.

The Patio Theatre is located at the corner of Irving Park Road and Austin Avenue in Chicago’s Portage Park neighborhood.

The Patio Theatre auditorium has a great Atmospheric style effect with twinkling “stars” and drifting “clouds” in a night “sky”. The theater remained unused since it closed in 2001, but work began on restoration in the summer of 2010, and the Patio Theatre reopened on June 3, 2011. After another period of close and the building being sold, a new operator took over and it reopened May 7, 2016 with a screening of “Jaws”.

Contributed by Cheryl Powell, Alan Van Landschoot, Bryan Krefft

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RickB
RickB on February 22, 2015 at 3:44 pm

Under contract for a sale to Eddie Carranza, per DNAInfo.

RickB
RickB on October 11, 2015 at 2:44 am

Sale expected to close soon, not to Carranza but to some unidentified party. Another DNAInfo story here.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on March 18, 2016 at 10:25 pm

New owners applying for alcohol license.

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160318/portage-park/plan-serve-booze-at-patio-theater-be-presented-sposato-neighbors

Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on September 10, 2016 at 11:28 am

The liquor license has been approved with restrictions. https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160831/portage-park/patio-theater-be-allowed-serve-booze-during-shows-ald-sposato-says

BobbyS
BobbyS on September 26, 2016 at 1:51 am

There goes the neighborhood !!

LouRugani
LouRugani on September 27, 2016 at 12:52 pm

Or, actually, here comes the neighborhood!

Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on December 3, 2016 at 11:19 am

Updated website link: http://www.theportagetheater.com/

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on April 24, 2017 at 2:13 pm

14 hour movie marathon beginning Saturday.

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170424/portage-park/patio-theater-sci-fi-movie-marathon-total-recall-vernon-wells-bryan-walters

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on October 5, 2017 at 8:42 pm

Daily showings update.

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20171005/portage-park/patio-theater-grand-reopening-mad-max-paul-rodriguez-irving-austin-business-district

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