Portage Theater closing temporarily, report says

May 26, 2013 (CHICAGO)

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.

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