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The Chicago IMAX Alternative – The Portage IMAX Theater

You don’t need to go to Chicago to experience the joy of an IMAX movie. There is now an IMAX movie theater located in Portage, Indiana.

Located 45 minutes outside of Chicago, the Portage 16 is a state of the art multiplex that happens to have an impressive IMAX screen.

They show the latest Hollywood Blockbusters on their giant screen as well as fascinating educational documentaries.

If you were to go to somewhere like Navy Pier in Chicago to go the IMAX, you’d have to drive to Chicago, pay to park at Navy Pier then page huge admission fees to get in.

The Portage 16 is much closer to the rest of Indiana, parking is free and tickets are much cheaper, especially if you go to a matinee. There are also a lot of excellent restaurants around the theater and it’s much cheaper to eat in Portage than the big city.

So, if you’re in Northern Indiana or Southern Chicagoland and want to experience the IMAX screen, stop by Portage for a good night out. It’s really easy to get to, right off I-80 and I-90.

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For the latest showtimes and for directions, check out the Portage 16 website.

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Written by : Jonathan Thomas is a blogger based in Northwest Indiana. He's passionate about the Indiana Dunes and Lake Michigan and wants to share all the fun possible in the area with the rest of the world. When not blogging for Travel Indiana, he hangs his hat at his Anglophile blog - Anglotopia and Niche Blogger Today. If you want to connect with him, you can contact him on Twitter @jonathanwthomas Jonathan receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development in exchange for blogging. For more information, please see our FTC Disclosure page.