Ask ChicagoNow: What is your favorite Chicago movie theater?

Ask ChicagoNow: What is your favorite Chicago movie theater?

ChicagoNow is a group of bloggers from all sorts of different backgrounds.

With so much collective experience, we’ve decided to put that knowledge to use by posing some of the oldest and most popular questions to the group.

What is your favorite Chicago movie theater?

“The New 400 Theaters is a fun, quirky theatre in Rogers Park. I love their $5 Tuesday specials. It’s a 100 + year old location that was a former single screen theatre converted to a multi screen format.” — Jayson J Crady, Confessions of a Coffeholic!

“The Tivoli right down the street from me in Downers Grove. The second talkie theatre built in the US, restored and upgraded to digital, still one giant screen, and on weekends they silence the ads and have a Wurlitzer organist. Plus free refills!” — Mark McDermott, The Beeronaut

“The best, by far, and unparalleled, is Music Box, on the Southport Corridor. It is old, and very special. With the little lights on the ceiling, the “piano” player, and the creaky seats, it transports you to another time. Add to that the fact that they have one of a few screens around that can show 70 mm film, and the best selection of older/independent/foreign movies, and you have perfection.” — Ana Martin Sagredo, Foreign Affairs: Children Edition

“I don’t go there as often as I should but I love the Catlow Theater in Barrington.” — Susan Schulhof, Looking for the Good

“The newly renovated Davis theater in Lincoln Square. All the charm of an art deco movie house of days gone by combined with modern tech like new seats, screens, and sound system. And you can have a cocktail or beer during the show.” — The Ragged Stranger

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