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The Portage Theater on Milwaukee Avenue is one of the oldest movie houses in Chicago. It currently plays silent and classic films as well as hosting events. The Portage Theater is the home of the Silent Film Society of Chicago. It was used for interior shots to stand in for the Biograph Theater in the movie “Public Enemies”. There’s talk of the new owner’s plan to possibly turn it into a live venue. Just as long as they don’t tear it down. It has a loyal following in Portage Park.