Cinema in Lincoln Square

The Davis Theater

The Davis Theater is a century-old cinema in Lincoln Square that recently underwent a major renovation. Gone are the stiff chairs, run-down bathrooms and cockeyed screens that used to give moviegoers a kink in the n…
Cinema in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Music Box Theatre

It hardly matters what's playing here; the Music Box itself is worth the visit. The perfectly restored theater dates from 1929 and looks like a Moorish palace, with clouds floating across the ceiling under twinkling…
Cinema in The Loop

Gene Siskel Film Center

The former Film Center of the School of the Art Institute was renamed for the late Chicago Tribune film critic Gene Siskel. It shows everything from amateurish stuff by students to wonderful but unsung gems by Eston…
Cinema in Logan Square & Humboldt Park

Logan Theatre

Established in 1915, the Logan Theatre is one of the neighborhood's most enduring landmarks. A major renovation in 2012 unearthed gleaming marble walls and a stained-glass transom above the ticket booth, and added a…
Cinema in The Loop

International Screenings Program

The same group that puts on the Chicago International Film Festival hosts a free program from June through September showing foreign films in the Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theater (2nd floor). Seatin…
Cinema in Lincoln Park & Old Town

Facets Multimedia

Facets’ main business is as the country’s largest distributor of foreign and cult films, so it follows that its ‘cinematheque’ movie house shows interesting, obscure films that would never get booked elsewhere.
Cinema in Near North & Navy Pier

IMAX Theater

See films on Navy Pier in beyond-the-norm style via the theater's large-format, laser-projected, surround-sound technology.