Patio Theatre

6008 West Irving Park Road,
Chicago, IL 60634

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Patio Theatre

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 on February 22, 2015 at 12:44 pm

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

RickB on October 10, 2015 at 11:44 pm

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

DavidZornig on March 18, 2016 at 7:25 pm

New owners applying for alcohol license.

Trolleyguy on September 10, 2016 at 8:28 am

The liquor license has been approved with restrictions.

BobbyS on September 25, 2016 at 10:51 pm

There goes the neighborhood !!

LouRugani on September 27, 2016 at 9:52 am

Or, actually, here comes the neighborhood!

Trolleyguy on December 3, 2016 at 8:19 am

Updated website link:

DavidZornig on April 24, 2017 at 11:13 am

14 hour movie marathon beginning Saturday.

DavidZornig on October 5, 2017 at 5:42 pm

Daily showings update.

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