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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) $6.50
Senior (60 & over) $5.50
Child (12 & Under) $5.50

TICKET PRICES

as of January 1, 2019

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

 

INSTANT FAMILY

Synopsis: When Pete and Ellie decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl, they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight. Now, Pete and Ellie must hilariously try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hopes of becoming a family.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner

Rated:  PG-13 | Run Time: 1 hr 58 mins

Showtimes
7:10 pm  Daily Friday December 14 - Tuesday December 18, 2018

 

 

 

 

OPENS WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 19TH
MARY POPPINS RETURNS

Synopsis:  Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.

Starring: Emily Blunt, Emily Mortimer, Meryl Streep

Rated:  PG | Run Time: 2 hr 10 mins

Showtimes
7:10 pm  Daily December 19 - 23, 2018
1:30 pm  Christmas Eve December 24, 2018
7:10 pm  Christmas Day December 25, 2018
7:10 pm  Daily December 26 - 30, 2018
1:30 pm  New Year's Eve December 31, 2018
7:10 pm  New Year's Day January 1, 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

December 28

FREE Special Day Jumps

Come jump in the Bounce House at The Center's on your day off!
9:30 - 10:00 am | 4 yrs & under
10:00 am - Noon | All Ages

December 31

FREE Special Day Jumps

Come jump in the Bounce House at The Center's on your day off!
9:30 - 10:00 am | 4 yrs & under
10:00 am - Noon | All Ages

January 21

FREE Special Day Swim

Come swim at The Center's Indoor Pool on your day off!
1:00 - 3:00pm

All Upcoming Events