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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 178 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

Doors Open at 6:30pm

NOW SHOWING

Wonder Movie PosterWONDER

Synopsis:  Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

Starring: Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts

Rated: PG  | Run Time: 1 hr 53 mins

Showtimes
7:10 pm  Daily through January 25, 2018

 

 

 

 

Jumanji 2 Movie PosterJUMANJI: Welcome to the Jungle

Synopsis:  When four teenagers in detention discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – Jumanji plays you. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever…

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart

Rated: PG-13  | Run Time: 1 hr 59 mins

Showtimes
7:10 pm  Daily January 26 - February 1, 2018

SPECIALS

 

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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 THEATER includes use of theater & stage $60/hour $50/hour
CENTRAL THEATER CONCESSIONS includes a concessionaire & janitorial services. $45/flat fee2
CENTRAL THEATER EQUIPMENT includes equipment on-hand and projectionist.
Excludes any additional equipment or film need to purcase or rent to accomodate renter.
$30/flat fee
JANITORIAL SERVICES $15/flat fee
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 the current film is available. Minimum of 50 people required, regular admission and concession rates will apply..

2 Concessions may be purchased at an additional charge. Small drinks or small popcorns may be purchased for an additional $2.00 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

January 20

Gym Closed

The Gym will be closed 8:30am - 10:30am for Pickleball and Basketball.

January 20

North Gym closed

The North Gym will be closed 10:30am-2pm for Youth Pickleball Tournament

January 20

YOUTH PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT

The Quad City Pickleball Club and the Geneseo Park District will be hosting a youth Pickleball Tournament for High School and Middle School aged children in the Quad City area. All abilities are welcome to participate.

All Upcoming Events