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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

Call of the Wild
THE CALL OF THE WILD

Synopsis: Adapted from the beloved literary classic, THE CALL OF THE WILD vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team--and later its leader--Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master.

Starring: Karen Gillan, Harrison Ford, Cara Gee

Rated:  PG  | Run Time: 1 hr 40 mins

Showtimes
7:10 pm  through Saturday February 29, 2020
3:10 pm  Sunday March 1, 2020
7:10 pm  Monday March 2 - Thursday March 5, 2020

 

Onward
OPENS MARCH 6TH
ONWARD

Synopsis: Two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, go on an journey to discover if there is still a little magic left out there in order to spend one last day with their father, who died when they were too young to remember him.

Voices of: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Rated:  PG

Showtimes
7:10 pm Friday March 6 - Saturday March 7, 2020
3:10 pm  Sunday March 8, 2020
7:10 pm  Monday March 9 - Thursday March 12, 2020

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
as of January 1, 2020
Nonprofit
as of January 1, 2020
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). Private viewing of current film is available. Minimum of 50 people required, regular admission and concession rates will apply.

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.

4  Additional $55 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 $3/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 28

PARENT-LED PLAYGROUP

8:30 am - Noon on Wednesdays & Fridays
January 8 - May 22, 2020*
FREE Members / General Admission Non-Members
*No registration required. No play group held March 25 & 27, 2020

February 29

Rollerskating at The Center

5:30 - 6:45 pm | AGES: 3rd Grade & under
7:00 - 9:00 pm | AGES: All Ages
SKATE RENTAL: $4.00 Limited skates & sizes available
March 14th Rollerskating is FREE. Learn more about the FREE St. Patrick's Day Skate

March 02

Special Needs PARENT-LED PLAYGROUP

A special Parent-Led Play group just for kids with disabilities or sensory processing disorders
8:30 am - Noon on Mondays
January 6 - May 18, 2020*
FREE Members / General Admission Non-Members
*No registration required. No play group held March 23, 2020

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