Chicago's Patio Theatre.  Paul Moore photo, THS Archive

Fundraising for digital — Patio Theatre, Chicago

Chicago’s Patio Theatre. Paul Moore photo.

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.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1911305952/save-the-historic-patio-theater

One Comment

  1. Gary Parks

    Personal finances being what they are, my contribution is very small, but I am now a proud supporter of the Patio. I visited this theatre’s enchanting interior last January. As I live in an area where there are NO theatres of this quality operating as full-time movie venues, I clearly see how Chicago is so fortunate to have this jewel as a place to simply see a movie. If I lived in the neighborhood, I’d be there for shows as often as possible, and pitching in to help repair and paint the place. I hope someday I’ll get to visit again!

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