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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 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

CENTRAL THEATER IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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SPECIALS

 

Theater Rental

PHASE 4 RENTAL SPACE AVAILABILITY & CAPACITY
For the health & safety of all our patrons and employees, Geneseo Park District has revised our Facility Rental Policies and updated facilities (and occupancy) available to rent at this time. 

RENTALS ARE AVAILABLE WITH LIMITED AVAILABILITY.  PLEASE CALL (309) 944-5695 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

 

Rental Space Regular Nonprofit
CENTRAL THEATER4 includes use of theater & stage $65/hour $55/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). 

4  Additional $35 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 $20 for Janitorial Services.

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

August 15

RUNNING CLUB

WEDNESDAYS 7:00 PM at GBC Stay for some social time following your run!
SATURDAYS 7:30 AM at Canal Locks on Grange Road
Questions? Contact Andy Thurman, Geneseo Park District Executive Director | athurman@geneseoparkdistrict.org
Sponsored in part by GBC & Rotary

August 19

RUNNING CLUB

The Geneseo Running Club will meet
WEDNESDAYS 7:00 PM at GBC Stay for some social time following your run!
SATURDAYS 7:30 AM at Canal Locks on Grange Road
Questions? Contact Andy Thurman, Geneseo Park District Executive Director | athurman@geneseoparkdistrict.org
Sponsored in part by GBC & Rotary

August 22

OUTDOOR MOVIE SERIES

AMERICAN GRAFFITI (PG)
Get in your car and come watch a family friendly movie outdoors on the big screen at the Athletic Field. Listen to the movie either through your vehicle radio or bring a portable device.
Limit 50 cars. Gates open at 7:00 pm.
Movies begin at Dusk.
FREE Admission thanks in part to the Geneseo Park District Foundation
No make up rain dates are scheduled.

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