The magic of the old pictures is glamorously preserved in this 460-seat historic theatre near UCLA. With its expensive mural that pays tribute to the 1940s motion picture heyday and an equally impressive foyer under decorative clouds and an art deco ceiling, this authentic neighborhood theater is a fun environment for a matinee with the kids or a romantic date in the evening. Cineastes will enjoy walking the sparkling purple carpetand relaxing in plush red chairs before an 18×38-foot screen for a true trip back in time. By tenderly honoring Hollywood’s history with its artfully maintained decor, this picture house is the ultimate intersection of enchanting past meets progressive present.
For almost 40 years, the Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has presented world-class independent, international, and classic cinema. Renamed in honor of the late film critic in 2000, the Gene Siskel Film Center presents approximately 1,500 screenings and 100 guest artist appearances year to over 65,000 film enthusiasts at its unique, sophisticated, modern facilities which have been operating since June 2001 at 164 N. State Street.
The Cinefamily is an organization of movie lovers devoted to finding and presenting interesting and unusual programs of exceptional, distinctive, weird and wonderful films. The Cinefamily’s goal is to foster a spirit of community and a sense of discovery, while reinvigorating the movie-going experience. Like campfires, sporting events and church services, we believe that movies work best as social experiences. They are more meaningful, funnier and scarier when shared with others.