OPEN HOUSE CHICAGO

Chicago Architecture Foundation

OPEN HOUSE CHICAGO

Sat, October 14, 2017

9:00 am (event ends at 2:00 pm)

Chicago, IL

Free

This event is all ages

OPEN HOUSE CHICAGO
OPEN HOUSE CHICAGO
The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago is a free public festival that offers behind-the-scenes access to more than 200 buildings across Chicago.

Explore the hidden gems and architectural treasures of Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods—all for free.

Have you ever walked by a building and thought, "I wish I could see what's inside?" Now you can. Tour soaring skyscrapers, repurposed mansions, opulent theaters, exclusive private clubs, private offices and breathtaking sacred spaces.

The Portage Theater
This Beaux-Arts gem opened as the first movie-only theater on the northwest side. The lobby was renovated in 1940 with a streamlined look to match the newer Art Deco stores nearby. The current marquee was salvaged from Woodlawn’s demolished Tivoli Theater. In 1980, the megaphone-shaped auditorium was multiplexed and awkwardly divided by a wall to add a second screen. Afterward, the theater struggled and closed by 2001. A thoughtful restoration brought it back into use in 2006, and today it presents live events and performances.


Architect
Lindley Phelps Rowe, 1920

http://openhousechicago.org/sites/site/portage-theater/
Venue Information:
The Portage Theater
4050 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL, 60641
http://www.portagetheater.org/Home/