Movie Theatres in Chicago

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Movie Theatres in Chicago

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  • Helene S
    Houston, TX1,950 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Adam C
    Chicago, United States7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Irina
    United States13,232 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Landmark's Century Center Cinema is an interesting and quite historic venue to visit. The theater opened to public in 1925 as Diversey Theatre. Like many other similar establishments in the city, it was remodeled and renamed in 1930, becoming the Century Theatre. In 1973 the theatre was closed, and later rebuilt into the Century Shopping Center.

    After the upper floors of the mall were converted into a new, seven-screen art house cinema in 2000, it started to be operated by The Landmark Theatres. What a history in the name. The theatre building was again renovated in 2015. The facade of the building looks so beautiful! And that attracted our attention, when we stopped at the cinema on N Clark Street in the Lake View neighborhood of Lincoln Park.

    Nowadays, the theatre indoors is absolutely modern, the cinema has all-stadium seating, with premium recliner seats. What also distinguishes this cinema and makes it unique: it showcases independent and foreign language films. These days it is the films nominated for Oscars 2024, showtimes are perfectly displayed in the spacious ground floor of the center.

    We didn't have time that day to see a film, but I am glad, that we had a chance to learn and see, how the history looks in modern times: just lovely.
    Written 26 February 2024
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  • grisel0627
    Miami, FL4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I love this movie theatre. It's very retro and I loved it. I enjoyed the movie very much as well. The staff was all very nice, pop was great.
    Written 9 December 2022
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  • Dude Man
    Chicago, IL511 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • hungry_eye
    Chicago, IL126 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing films from around the globe. So many festivals featuring a country. Opening night receptions, Q & A events with directors and actors. Location can’t be beat. Membership is a seductive savings to return often. And a concession that even offers cappuccino to cocktails, even oat milk. Incredible staff always at your service.
    Written 7 March 2023
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  • Steven C
    Seminole, FL1,098 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I stopped by here to catch a movie on a hot afternoon. The place appears to be fairly new and well-maintained. The staff were friendly and the concession items were what I expected. The reclining seating was comfortable and the sound/picture quality was excellent, especially the Dolby theater with it's extra vibrations in the seating to add to the movie experience. There is no (or practically non-existent) street parking in the area however, there is a parking entrance on Grand Ave at the rear of the building (not sure if the theater validates for parking or not). I would recommend this place as a good spot to catch a show.
    Written 17 July 2023
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  • Allen727286
    Dallas, TX314 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • NewPlaceFan
    Kenosha, WI404 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Ben S
    23 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have come here countless times and now it's the only place I watch movies. The reclining chairs are super comfortable and the theaters have nice screens. The only con is the cost of food and drinks.
    Written 20 July 2016
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  • Naomi C
    Chicago, IL58 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    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, IL119 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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