Chicago Our Campus: Movie Theaters
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State St.
The Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) is an amazing resource at home on the SAIC campus. Admission is $7 for SAIC students with ID. This is a gem for the film aficionado, as well as the casual moviegoer. The GSFC presents independent, international, and classic documentary films throughout the year, and hosts a number of film festivals.
600 N. Michigan Ave.
Mostly blockbusters. Discounts may be available for show times before 3:55 p.m. on Thursdays with your SAIC ID.
AMC River East 21 Theaters
322 E. Illinois St.
The largest commercial theater in the city with 21 screens and all the blockbusters you could want and the occasional independent film. Discounts may be available for show times before 12:00 p.m.
5243 N. Clark St.
Chicago Filmmakers is a not–for–profit media arts center that supports independent filmmaking.
1517 W. Fullerton Ave.
Film, theater, and video. The film and video showings include international and avant-garde films. The video sales and rental store offers a wide range of choices, including some foreign-language and cult videos you may not find elsewhere. Perhaps some of the best films you will ever see.
IMAX Theater at Navy Pier
700 E. Grand Ave.
The largest screen in Chicago, with a sound system to match.
Landmark Century Theaters
2828 N. Clark St.
At first glance it looks like a commercial movie theatre, but it screens mostly independent films.
The Music Box Theatre
3733 N. Southport Ave.
A revival of an early-20th-century vaudeville house, the Music Box shows alternative, foreign, classic, and campy films with a number of film festivals. Catch the pipe organ being played by the Music Box's tuxedoed organist before a feature presentation on weekends.
The Vic Theater
3145 N. Sheffield Ave.
A concert venue that offers "Brew and View" nights.