The semi-atmospheric Patio Theatre in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest side of Chicago is facing the same dilemma as many other single screen venues: the cost of buying a digital projector. Here’s a link to their fundraising effort which includes some great photos of the building. Demitri Kouvalis and his sister did lots of decorating and other work to re-open. Their father, the long-time owner, recently passed away. The original installation 3/17 Barton theatre pipe organ remains but is currently unplayable.
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Conclave Theatre Tour 2013
Every summer THS picks one of America’s great theatre regions for our week-long summer tour. Attendees are treated to exclusive tours of theatres and unprecedented behind-the-scenes access.
This summer, we’ll explore the Greater New York Capital Region and Berkshires — both exciting and under-explored areas, rich in theater history and a perfect summer destination.
• Schenectady • Albany • Troy • Cohoes • Rome
• Utica • Gloversville • Chatham • Poughkeepsie
• North Adams • Pittsfield • Great Barrington
• Waterbury • Thomaston • Torrington
Theatre stops include emerging projects in their first flush of rebirth, to a fully restored Art Deco movie palace and more.
For a full schedule, hotel booking information and
to register online, visit the THS website by clicking the THS header on this page.