Originally opened in 1920, the Portage Theater is an architectural landmark and one of Chicago's oldest movie houses. Since being purchased by new owners in 2006, the Portage Theater has been restored to its original beauty and serves as the centerpoint of the Chicago independent film community and a key venue for up-and-coming indie music artists.
This was one of three State-of-the-Art Multiplexes (along with the 62nd & Western 10 and Lawndale 10) built by Inner City Entertainment in 1997 through a partnership with Cineplex Odeon, who would operate them. They were viewed as a significant effort to bring movies back to the city's African-American Community, and to help revitalize the South-side of Chicago.
Undoubtedly one of the Pier's biggest attractions is the 440-seat Navy Pier IMAX Theatre. Featuring Chicago's largest flat movie screen - a soaring six-story, 60 x 80 foot screen designed to enhance both 2D and 3D films. >
Located in Chicago's famed Museum of Science and Industry, this larger than life theatre offers educational films on a grand scale. The 72' diameter dome is approximately 5 stories tall and contains 342 seats. The screen itself is made of perforated aluminum. Over 10.4 million people have been to the museum's theatre since its opening.
Starting in 1930 with just a single screen in downtown Grand Rapids, Goodrich Quality Theaters has innovated, changed and grown with the industry to include theaters in cities throughout Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri. From the usher taking your ticket to the president of the company, we are committed to the best customer service, projection and sound in every theater and auditorium. Most of our theaters feature comfortable, high-back tempur-pedic seats. All theaters feature digital surround sound to give you that one-of-a-kind experience