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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 177 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
(309)944-3603

TICKET PRICES

Adult (13 - 59) $7.00
Senior (60 & over) $6.00
Child (12 & Under) $6.00

Doors Open at 6:30pm

All movies are played in a handicap accessible auditorium.

NOW SHOWING


GREEN BOOK

Synopsis:  When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini

Rated:  PG-13  |  Run Time: 2 hrs 10 mins

Showtimes
7:10 pm  Daily February 15 - 21, 2019

 

 

 

 


OPENS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22nd!
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON:
The Hidden World

Synopsis:  What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic trilogy spanning their lives. In this next chapter, Hiccup and Toothless will finally discover their true destinies: the village chief as ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, and the dragon as leader of his own kind. As both ascend, the darkest threat they’ve yet faced—as well as the appearance of a female Night Fury—will test the bonds of their relationship like never before.

Voices of: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, F. Murray Abraham

Rated:  PG  |  Run Time: 1 hrs 44 mins

Showtimes
7:10 pm  Daily February 22 - 28, 2019

 

SPECIALS

 

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. 

Rental Space Regular Nonprofit
CENTRAL THEATER4 includes use of theater & stage $60/hour $50/hour
Contact Central Theater Manager at (309) 944-3603 to reserve your space today.

RENTAL DETAILS

Standard Rental includes the use of theater and stage with a manager on duty. Renter can bring a DVD or video (of appropriate content). Private viewing of current film is available. Minimum of 50 people required, regular admission and concession rates will apply.

4  Additional $30 for use of equipment. Includes the use of equipment and projectionist. Price excludes any equipment or film we may have to purchase or rent to accommodate any rental.

4  Additional $15 for Janitorial Services.

4  Additional $45 for use of Concessions (Includes Concessionaire & Janitorial Services.) Concessions may be purchased at an additional charge. Small drinks or small popcorns may be purchased for an additional $2/each.

The Geneseo Park District Facilities are available to rent for your next event. Certificate of insurance may be required. Visit https://www.theeventhelper.com/ 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

February 22

Parent-Led Playgroup

8:30 am - Noon on Wednesdays & Fridays January 9 - May 24, 2019* FREE Members / General Admission Non-Members *No registration required. No play group held March 27 & 29, 2019

February 23

Rollerskating at The Center

5:30 - 6:45 pm | AGES: 3rd Grade & under
7:00 - 9:00 pm | AGES: All Ages
SKATE RENTAL: $3.00
March 16th Rollerskating is FREE. Learn more about the FREE St. Patrick's Day Skate

February 24

GYM CLOSED

Gym is CLOSED 5:00 - 8:00 pm Sundays January 20 - March 31, 2019 (excludes February 3rd) for Men's Basketball League. Racquetball Courts & Walking Track will remain open.

All Upcoming Events