Grab some popcorn and catch a flick at any of these Chicago and suburban theaters!
When winter snow and cold weather hit, stay inside and cozy up with a movie! From hit blockbusters to independent art house screenings, Chicago has a range of movie theaters offering hits for any film lover. Stop by any of these Chicago and suburban theaters for a perfect movie night — and escape from the cold!
Make movie night an entertainment experience! The Navy Pier IMAX features 3D films on giant wall-to-wall screens for an immersive movie experience. The theater features current Hollywood blockbusters and special showings. Only a 16 minute walk from Columbus Plaza or an 11 minute ride on the 29 bus from Grand Plaza.
Named after the famous Chicago film critic Gene Siskel, stop by the Gene Siskel Film Center. Run by the The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Gene Siskel features world cinema in a non-commercialized setting, featuring carefully curated films. The theater aims to enhance education and film studies, and hosts over 1,500 screenings and 100 filmmaker appearances. Check regularly for their variety of runs and limited screenings, located around State St. from Marquee at Block 37 or a 4 minute walk from 73 East Lake!
Enjoy a drink with your movie at the AMC River East 21! The theater features not only a variety of currents hits, 3D filming and comfortable seating, but it also includes the MacGuffins Bar for drinks and cocktails with your show. Find current internationally acclaimed films as well, only a 9 minute walk from Columbus Plaza.
Visit a suburban landmark! Open since the 1920s, the Glen Art Theatre still features the old-school touches such as a blinking marquee sign and vintage interior. Catch both popular blockbusters and independent films, along with special children’s movie matinees on weekdays. The theater also features a $5 before 5 p.m. special and a $1 matinee, only an 8 minute ride from Wheaton 121 or Courthouse Square Apartments.