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Northwest Chicago Film Society decamps for the Patio
The Northwest Chicago Film Society, one of the city’s premier repertory cinema programmers, will move its base of operations to the Patio Theatre, beginning next week.
The group had been presenting its weekly screenings at the Portage Theater, which closed suddenly in late May. Since then, it has taken refuge at the Music Box and the Patio, 6008 W. Irving Park Rd. The owners of the Patio ceased operations for the summer because the theater’s air-conditioning system is out of order. Rebecca Hall, executive director of the Film Society, says, “We figure the possibility of sweating a little beats the possibility of not getting to show these films. We hope our audience will stick with us, both this summer and when we return to the Patio with our next season in the autumn.”
Its summer season runs through Aug. 28 with films including Kirk Douglas in “The Vikings” (1958) on July 17, Ronald Colman in “The Late George Apley” (1947) on July 31 and William Shatner in “The Intruder” (1962) on Aug. 14. For details, go to