Cinemas in Chicago

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Movie Theatres in Chicago

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  • Dude Man
    Chicago, IL541 contributions
    I love the ArcLight Cinemas Theatre! It is always very clean and the popcorn is tasty! They pay close attention to the picture and sound quality in the theatre which is great! The seats are comfy too. It is expensive per ticket though.
    Written 8 February 2020
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  • xnlover
    Riverside, IL15 contributions
    I've been to the Siskel Film Center a few times over the past several years, and I've come to appreciate it as a wonderful venue for interesting and unique films. It's located right on North State Street, just a couple of blocks south of the Chicago River. The film center occupies the second floor of the building; and there is an elevator to take people there in addition to a stairway. The most recent visit was to see a new documentary about Benjamin Marshall, a Chicago architect who designed the Drake Hotel, the Blackstone Hotel, the Edgewater Beach Hotel, and the Schubert Theater, among many other buildings in Chicago in the early 20th century as well as countless buildings across the country. The film was produced by the Benjamin Marshall Society, which also sponsored the showing that was followed by a panel discussion on Benjamin Marshall as well as a nice reception. In the past, I have also viewed other documentaries as well as feature films that are unlikely to appear in local theaters, sponsored by a variety of organizations as well as movie studios. Foreign and experimental films are often on the kiosk. If you're in Chicago for any length of time, you'll want to explore the Siskel Film Center website to see what's playing. (One of the questions below asks if the place is "budget-friendly." The Marshall film, panel discussion, and reception were all free of charge; but one needed to have made a reservation. Other things I've attended have had varying prices; so one needs to check the website.)
    Written 21 November 2019
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  • Adam C
    Chicago, United States5 contributions
    The Icon Theatre is a great place to watch a movie for the whole family. The concession stand is fully stocked with movie theater favorites and serves beer/wine too. The upstairs VIP section has a full bar with competitively priced drinks for a movie theater -- the only real issue is parking. The Roosevelt Collection has an underground parking lot with direct elevator entry into the theater; however, the validation you get for a movie is only good for 2 hours. Usually, you'll pay an additional $10.00 to park. This is the City of Chicago and few places have free parking (especially movie theaters) so it is expected to pay for parking, but out-of-town guest might be surprised by this.
    Written 9 October 2019
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  • munchkin
    Chicago, IL126 contributions
    The space for this theater is really unique, the fourth thru sixth floors of an indoor mall. It was originally a theater years ago and the exterior building is beautiful art deco. Most of the movies here as art films, ones you may not see at the larger venues. Parking is also available for up th four hours when validated. Great fun.
    Written 17 June 2019
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  • NewPlaceFan
    Kenosha, WI321 contributions
    We were here for a long weekend, and if you are missing your home recliner, this is a great way to spend a rainy afternoon. We enjoyed some chicken wings before we entered the theater, but usually they deliver to the food to you in the theater. Partway through the movie, a view in the row in front of us became disruptive and had to be escorted from the theater, so they gave us passes to come back, and we did! For those of us older folks who don't go to the movies much any more, this was a new experience that we found very relaxing.
    Written 5 June 2019
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  • dustythoughts
    Manchester, CT1,459 contributions
    From the outside, this AMC theater is pretty standard for the chain, with all of the usual amenities, but it's a lot nicer and better-maintained than some other AMC locations that I've visited. I've seen a few movies here and haven't been disappointed. It does have (pricey) parking, so walking or a taxi might be cheaper, depending on where you're coming from. This theater is pretty big and shows a lot of films at once.
    Written 31 March 2020
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  • Alie C
    Chicago, IL40 contributions
    The theater was clean with comfy seats. The bar in the front is cozy and allows for guests to enjoy a drink before a show. The theater also does games at the bar area and had trivia night on Tuesday. It's $10 for adults during the evening and less expensive for matinée showing. It is $9 for student tickets and less for children. The concessions are priced like most theaters, steep, but maybe a bit cheaper.
    Written 18 July 2019
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  • Prego51
    Chicago, IL742 contributions
    I love this place. Watching movies at home is not the same!!! I’m so glad the theater has reopened and home Regal makes it!!
    Written 1 June 2021
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  • Helene S
    Houston, TX1,762 contributions
    Nice shopping center. Make sure to get your parking validated when you check out. Thanks to Laura from Texas for helping us get organized at The Container Store.

    Hint: sign up for a 20% discount for college students at The Container Store for back to school in August.
    Written 14 August 2018
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  • Allen727286
    Dallas, TX340 contributions
    My first time at Profiles. My wife and I were blown away. We see about 10 shows a year. This was terrific. And Darrell Cox was amazing to watch. He so inhabited the role and was at once the star but the key support for all the other roles that it was magic to watch. Great play with a wonderful cast. Delightful time. Oh and its 3 hours and it hardly felt like half that.
    Written 30 March 2016
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  • Naomi C
    Chicago, IL60 contributions
    So originally my husband and I wanted to see a 8pm or 9pm movie. Unfortunately our movie was sold out so we purchased tickets for a matinee thr next day. Parking is somewhat difficult and most areas are metered. Luckily we are familiar with the area and found a free spot. We waited in line until they opened because the seats are first come first serve and we wanted a good choice of seats. We ordered a popcorn and soda. Yhe movie was good. What we liked best about this theater is ALL the lights go out during the movie. No side lights on causing light disturbance.
    Written 4 March 2018
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  • JazzyShar
    Chicago, IL84 contributions
    I can support your business by bringing 21 of my friends to your Theatre for a Best Man Holiday Girl's Night Out; however, after paying a vendor fee for a table, I can't see the movie with my friends, you do not provide the vendors with any food, you didn't announce the vendor market to drive people out the vendor tables, and you don't thank you for supporting YOUR business!!!
    Just void of graciousness, professionalism, and appreciation!!
    You never know who knows who; treat people like you would want to be treated! When you're trying to figure out how to keep the lights on; remember how you've treated the people who have supported your business!
    My Grandmother told me, the higher a Monkey climbs to the top; the more of his ??? he exposes.
    Lipstick on a Pig
    Written 18 December 2013
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