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Weekend Movie and Art Events: Rare Screenings, Monster Marathon

Weekend Movie and Art Events: Rare Screenings, Monster Marathon
Now that the weather is warming up a little, the temptation to leave the house will be strong. In case anyone needs more reasons than nice weather to go out, keep reading. This weekend promises more movie fun (preferably in support of indie theaters), ongoing art shows, and a few more spooks here and there.... Read more »

The Portage Theater: Closed Until Further Notice

The Portage Theater: Closed Until Further Notice
Tonight, the Portage Theater announced their doors shall be closed until further notice. Saturday’s Universal Monster marathon is cancelled, so please make a note of that if you saw my previous post. Per the Portage Theater’s Facebook page, “Due to circumstances beyond our control, The Portage Theater is closed until further notice. The May 25th... Read more »

Event Recap: Sci-Fi Spectacular Movie Marathon [Photos]

The Sci-Fi Spectacular 24-Hour Marathon held at the Portage Theater on March 9th, 2013.
The Sci-Fi Spectacular (run by Movieside Films) has become an annual tradition over the past few years. It’s particularly special for fans of the annual horror movie marathon, The Massacre, which occurs each October. This year on March 9th at the Portage Theater, the sci-fi festival was a few notches cooler than before because it... Read more »
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Sci-Fi Spectacular 24-Hour Fest with Frank Henenlotter [Videos]

Sci-Fi Spectacular 24-Hour Fest with Frank Henenlotter [Videos]
The Sci-Fi Spectacular on March 9th at the Portage Theater is a huge annual movie festival that will be twenty-four hours this year for the first time, with appearances by director Frank Henenlotter and Jay Bonansinga of The Walking Dead book fame. Henenlotter, a cult favorite known for his body horror comedies, will be present... Read more »

Terror in the Aisles 13: Director Brian Yuzna to Appear at the Portage Theater November 30th, 2012

Terror in the Aisles 13: Director Brian Yuzna to Appear at the Portage Theater November 30th, 2012
Chicago horror events may have slowed down since Halloween, but that will change on November 30th. Terror in the Aisles 13 will be back at the Portage Theater with plenty of horror gracing the big screen, plus one very special guest for a Q & A, director Brian Yuzna! He will be introducing his 1989... Read more »

Best Weekend Bet: 24 Hours of Horror Movies at Portage Theater

Best Weekend Bet: 24 Hours of Horror Movies at Portage Theater
The Halloween season tends to be a popular time for movie fans to search for horror movies to see on the big screen with their friends. “Horrorthons” are a great option that draw viewers from all over, driving long distances just to experience the all-night movie marathon in a crowded room. This weekend is no... Read more »
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Chicago Movie Theaters Showcase October Horror

Chicago Movie Theaters Showcase October Horror
One of the many exciting aspects of October is the insane amount of horror movies one can find to watch on the big screen. New horror can be easily found in the AMC listings, but what about the rare classics? Here is a compilation of theaters around town that are rocking the horror scene all... Read more »

Terror in the Aisles Event Recap

Terror in the Aisles Event Recap
Another successful Terror in the Aisles event has passed, and fans had a blast getting the rare opportunity to meet these particular celebrities, all thanks to Movieside Films for putting on this great festival at the Portage Theater. I was able to attend, despite a hideous case of motion sickness. Sure, I was late because... Read more »

Halloween Creeps in with September Horror Festivals

Halloween Creeps in with September Horror Festivals
As the wind begins to cool just a bit more each evening, it’s clear the spooky season is near. Night skies will soon become hazy, the moon’s glow will send a chill up the back of your neck as if lycanthropes lurk nearby, and a crisp in the air will creep in, feeling like every... Read more »
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The War on Sleep: 24-Hour Horror Film Marathons in October

The War on Sleep: 24-Hour Horror Film Marathons in October
No rest for the wicked… Horror fan? The war on sleep begins every fall. It’s a tough time for horror fans. No matter where you live, there’s never a shortage of fun during the Halloween season. Remember the days of just going to a haunted hayride and calling it a day? Now, especially in bigger... Read more »
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