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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

>>LEARN MORE ABOUT COVID-19 FACILITY UPDATES

THE BOSS BABY:
FAMILY BUSINESS

Boss Baby

Synopsis: The Templeton brothers have become adults and drifted away from each other, but a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach is about to bring them together again - and inspire a new family business. 

Voices of: Alec Baldwin, James Marsden, Amy Sedaris
Rated:  PG | Run Time: 1 hr 47 mins

 

SHOWTIMES
7:10 pm
Friday July 23 - Saturday July 24, 2021

3:10 pm
Sunday July 25, 2021

7:10 pm
Monday July 26 - Thursday July 29, 2021

JUNGLE CRUISE

Jungle Cruise

Synopsis: Dr. Lily Houghton enlists the aid of wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff to take her down the Amazon in his ramshackle boat. Together, they search for an ancient tree that holds the power to heal -- a discovery that will change the future of medicine.  

Starring: Emily Blunt, Dwayne Johnson, Jesse Plemons
Rated:  PG-13 | Run Time: 2 hr 7 mins

 

SHOWTIMES
7:10 pm
Friday July 30 - Saturday July 31, 2021

3:10 pm
Sunday August 1, 2021

7:10 pm
Monday August 2 - Thursday August 5, 2021

SPECIALS

 

Theater Rental

RENTAL RESERVATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE.

AVAILABLE SPACE AND MAXIMUM CAPACITY MAY BE LIMITED 
PLEASE CALL (309) 944-5695 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Facility Rentals & Birthday Parties Brochure (4 MB)

For the health & safety of all our patrons and employees, Geneseo Park District has revised our Facility Rental Policies .

 

Rental Space Regular Nonprofit
CENTRAL THEATER includes use of theater & stage $65/hour $55/hour
EQUIPMENT3 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 $3.50/combo
$60 flat rate
JANITORIAL SERVICES4  $25 flat rate

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.
  • 3Equipment price excludes any equipment or film we may have to purchase or rent to accommodate any rental.
  • 4Janitorial Services are required following a rental.

 

Certificate of insurance may be required. Visit https://www.theeventhelper.com/ to purchase event insurance.

CLICK HERE FOR FACILITY RENTAL POLICIES

 

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

August 06

Back to School Bash

Family Friendly Activities include...
Park District Bounce House & NEW interactive Inflatables, Yard Games, Popcorn & Drinks
Plus stay for the Outdoor Summer Movie Night at dusk.
FREE Admission thanks to the Geneseo Park District Foundation

August 06

OUTDOOR SUMMER MOVIE NIGHT

ONWARD (PG)
Join us for a family friendly movie outdoors on the big screen at the Athletic Field.
Limit 200 participants. Gates open at 6:00 pm.
Movies begin at Dusk.
In case of inclement weather the movie will be rescheduled.
FREE Admission & FREE Popcorn thanks to the Geneseo Park District Foundation

August 19

FREE SEMINAR - How to build a better smoothie

Geneseo Community Center Pre-registration is recommended Smoothies offer a convenient way to boost quantity and quality of fruit and vegetable intake in your diet. The nutritional value of a smoothie can change drastically based on the specific ingredients used to make it. Today you will learn how to customize your smoothie to better meet your nutritional needs. Pre-registration recommended.

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