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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 - 64)  $7.00
Senior (65 & over)  $6.00
Child (12 & Under)  $6.00

Doors Open at 6:30pm for 7:10 pm Shows

Doors Open at 2:30pm for 3:10pm Sunday Show

All movies are played in a handicap accessible auditorium.

NOW SHOWING

DOWNTON ABBEY: A New Era

Downton Abbey

Synopsis:  The Crawley family goes on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the dowager countess's newly inherited villa.  

Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter Michelle Dockery
Rated:  PG | Run Time: 2 hrs 4 mins

 

SHOWTIMES
7:10 pm Friday June 24 - Saturday June 25, 2022

3:10 pm Sunday June 26, 2022

7:10 pm Monday June 27 - Thursday June 30, 2022

OPENS JULY 1st
MINIONS: The Rise of Gru

Minions

Synopsis:  When the infamous supervillain supergroup, the Vicious 6, oust their leader—legendary martial arts fighter Wild Knuckles— Gru, their most devoted fanboy, interviews to become their newest member. The Vicious 6 is not impressed by the diminutive, wannabe villain, but then Gru outsmarts them, and he suddenly finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil. With Gru on the run, the Minions attempt to master the art of kung fu to help save him, and Gru discovers that even bad guys need a little help from their friends.

Voices of: Steve Carell, Perre Coffin, Taraji P. Henson
Rated:  PG | Run Time: 1 hr 27 mins

 

SHOWTIMES
7:10 pm Friday July 1 - Saturday July 2, 2022

3:10 pm Sunday July 3, 2022

7:10 pm Monday July 4 - Thursday July 7, 2022

ACTIVE ADULT/SENIOR FREE MOVIE

I Can Only Imagine (2018)

I can only imagine

Synopsis: The inspiring and unknown true story behind Mercy Me's beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness.

Starring: J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, Dennis Quaid
Rated:  PG | Run Time: 1 hr 50 mins

 

SHOWTIMES
1:00 pm Wednesday July 13, 2022

FREE Admission thanks to the

Geneseo Park District Foundation
One FREE Small Pop & Popcorn Combo / person thanks to Classic Club

SPECIALS

 

Theater Rental

SAVAILABLE SPACE, EQUIPMENT AND MAXIMUM CAPACITY MAY BE LIMITED SUBJECT TO THE CURRENT STATE GUIDELINES.  PLEASE CALL (309) 944-5695 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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The Geneseo Park District's Central Theater is available to rent for your next event.

Miscellaneous Fees & Charges may apply
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Rental Space Regular
CENTRAL THEATER includes use of theater & stage $65/hour
EQUIPMENT includes the use of equipment and projectionist $35 flat rate
CONCESSIONS includes concessionaire and janitorial services.
Small drink & small popcorn combos may be purchased for an additional $4/combo
$60 flat rate
JANITORIAL SERVICES $25 flat rate

 

Contact (309) 944-3603 to reserve the theater today.

Enhance your next rental with a variety of equipment from the Park District!

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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

July 08

COMMUNITY CAMP OUT

Camp out under the stars at the Athletic Field
FREE Admission thanks to the Geneseo Park District Foundation
Plus join your friends for the Outdoor Summer Movie Night at dusk.

July 08

OUTDOOR SUMMER MOVIE NIGHT

GHOSTBUSTERS (PG-13)
Join us for a family friendly movie outdoors on the big screen at the Athletic Field.
Movies begin at Dusk.
FREE Admission & FREE Popcorn thanks to the Geneseo Park District Foundation

July 09

UNPLUG ILLINOIS

The Unplug Illinois Day is a statewide initiative that encourages people to get out, unplug, play and engage with one another. Come out to the Athletic Field and participate in a variety of games and activities.
FREE Admission thanks to the Geneseo Park District Foundation

All Upcoming Events