Portage Theater closing temporarily, report says

May 26, 2013 8:03:08 AM PDT
A historic theater is reportedly closing its doors for several months.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports the Portage Theater on North Milwaukee in Chicago will shut down Friday.

The ninety-three-year-old theater shows movies and hosts other cultural events.

Owner John Carranza reportedly says it is closing because his application for a liquor license was denied by 45th Ward Ald. John Arena.

According to the report, the theater will stay shuttered until a license can be transferred to a new theater operator.