Portage Theater Needs Your Help!Mon, 03/19/2012 - 12:15pm — HannahF
As seen on the Portage website:
The historic Portage Theater is currently threatened by the potential purchase of the building it is in by a church. The church proposes to convert the theater into their worship space, remove the marquee, alter the auditorium, and eliminate the storefronts and half the apartments for offices and classrooms.
There will be a public meeting about this challenge to our community on Monday, March 26th at 7:00 PM at the Portage Theater, 4050 N Milwaukee. More information at 45th Ward alderman John Arena's website.
What You Can Do
Write to the Zoning Board of Appeals
Zoning Board of Appeals
Write to the 45th Ward alderman
Alderman John Arena
or email him at email@example.com
Think about why the Portage Theater is important to the community and to Chicago as a whole.
Does any other building in the community fill the need that the Portage fills?
Think about Portage Park - how often do you come here? How far do you come to get here?
Are there other businesses you love visiting when you're in the neighborhood?
Attend Portage events • Bring your friends • Buy snacks and drinks • Enjoy the show!
Please pass this message along to help save the Portage Theater, one of the most unique and classic venues in the city.