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Chicago: Film

Chicago Film: Film Around Chicago

Below are our Chicago Film recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, theater history and other points of interest in Chicago Art.

Catlow Theater (Barrington, IL)

Catlow Theater Information

Public Transportation: Fair (a 5-minute walk from Metra trains at the Barrington Station)
Handicapped Accessibility: Good
Showtimes: Friday–Saturday
6 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday–Thursday
7 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $5.

Doc Films

For 75 years, Doc Films has served students of the medium. The University of Chicago-based Doc is in fact one of the oldest student-film societies in the country, and its programming is even informed by proposals made by the university’s student body. As its name indicates, the organization began as a showcase for “the realist study of our time via nonfiction film,” but documentaries were not enough to keep Doc Films going, so the group soon expanded its interests to include fictional films, particularly of the educational and experimental ilk. ...more...

Gene Siskel Film Center

The Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, renamed the Gene Siskel Film Center in 2000 in honor of the renowned Chicago movie critic, has been a haven for film lovers for more than 30 years. With its sophisticated new facilities at 164 North State Street, the center serves more than 65,000 film fans a year with approximately 1,500 screenings in a comfortable intimate setting. First runs of new foreign and indie pictures are shown here and the programming includes screenings of movies by Chicago directors and regular appearances by guest artists ...more...

Music Box Theatre

Independently owned, the Music Box Theatre is the largest dedicated theater space in Chicago. It’s one of the city’s prime art-house movie theaters, screening foreign and independent films. One of the Music Box’s greatest assets is its old-fashioned ambience. The design is a mix of Spanish and Italian by way of Hollywood. ...more...