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Central Theater


Your Hometown Movie Theater

Established in 1924 Central Theater, formerly known as 'The Geneseo Theater', has been a mainstay in downtown Geneseo for over 80 years.

Operated by the Geneseo Park District since 1996, this historic theater continues to offer state of the art entertainment at an affordable price.

The theater seats 178 and offers digital cinema projection with 7.1 Dolby surround sound. The digital conversion in 2012 means a higher quality motion picture and sound experience for the moviegoer.


Located in downtown Geneseo at
111 North State Street Geneseo, IL



Adult (13 - 59) $6.50
Senior (60 & over) $5.50
Child (12 & Under) $5.50

Doors Open at 6:30pm




Synopsis: A new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas

Rated: | Run Time: 2 hr 44 mins

7:10 pm Daily October 20 - 26, 2017





Theater Rental

Have a private viewing, hold a meeting, host a birthday party or play a video game on the big screen.
Central Theater in downtown Geneseo is available to rent for your next event or meeting.  The theater has a stage (great for speaking engagements), a large screen (high resolution to display your presentation, home movie, DVD or current film), comfortable seating (enough for 177 friends, family or business associates) and surround sound.
Excellent movie theater popcorn, candy and fountain drinks are available for purchase during your next event. 

Standard Rental. Includes the use of theater and stage with a manager on duty.

  • For-Profit $60/hour
  • Nonprofit $50/hour

Additional Rental Fees

Use of Equipment $30. Includes the use of equipment and projectionist. Prices exclude any equipment or film we may have to purchase or rent to accommodate any rental.

Use of Concessions $30. Includes the use of concessions with a concessionaire. Small drinks or small popcorns may be purchased for an additional $1.50 each.

Janitorial Services $15.

Rental Details

  • Rental contract required. Two-week notice is advised.
  • Outside food may be brought into the theater, however, all food must stay in the lobby area. Pop and Popcorn cannot be brought in as these are sold in concessions.
  • Renter can bring a DVD or video (of appropriate content)
  • Private viewing of the current film is available. Minimum of 50 people required, regular and concession rates will apply.

The Geneseo Park District Facilities are available to rent for your next event. Certificate of insurance may be required. Visit to purchase event insurance.



Let your hometown movie theater help you create a long-lasting impression

Why advertise at Central Theater?

Imagine the power of your message projected onto a giant wall-to-wall screen in brilliant color. Unlike other media, on-screen advertising gives you a unique opportunity to grab your customers attention.

On-Screen advertising is the most effective way to reach your target audience.Your message is received in the best possible environment - customers are a captive audience waiting to be entertained in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

Advertising on the big screen gives you a great way to manage your advertising budget effectively and actually see results.

Learn more by visiting Partnerships & Advertising


Upcoming Events

October 28


FREE Movie Matinee Sponsored by Central Bank.
Movie title to be announced at a later date.

October 28

Spooktacular Skate

Wear your best costume for a spooktacular evening of Roller-skating. Prizes given out for best costumes. Bring your own or rent skates from The Center. No pre-registration required.

November 03

North Gym Closed

The North Gym is Closed 5:30-7:30p on 11/03/17

All Upcoming Events