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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

We're bringing back one of this years most popular movies...
TOP GUN: Maverick

Top Gun

Synopsis: After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of TOP GUN graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw, call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.”

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller
Rated:  PG-13 | Run Time: 2 hrs 11 mins

 

SHOWTIMES
CLOSED
Tuesday September 27 - Thursday September 29, 2022

7:10 pm Friday September 30, 2022

7:10 pm Saturday October 1, 2022, 2022

3:10 pm Sunday October 2, 2022, 2022

7:10 pm Monday October 3, 2022

CLOSED
Tuesday October 4 - Thursday October 6, 2022

ACTIVE ADULT/SENIOR FREE MOVIE

Grump Old Men (1993)

Grumpy Old Men

Synopsis: A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street.

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Mathau, Ann-Margret
Rated:  PG-13 | Run Time: 1 hr 43 mins

 

SHOWTIMES
1:00 pm Wednesday October 12, 2022

FREE Admission thanks to the

Geneseo Park District Foundation
One FREE Small Pop & Popcorn Combo / person thanks to Classic Club

SPECIALS

 

Theater Rental

SAVAILABLE SPACE, EQUIPMENT AND MAXIMUM CAPACITY MAY BE LIMITED SUBJECT TO THE CURRENT STATE GUIDELINES.  PLEASE CALL (309) 944-5695 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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The Geneseo Park District's Central Theater is available to rent for your next event.

Miscellaneous Fees & Charges may apply
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Rental Space Regular
CENTRAL THEATER includes use of theater & stage $65/hour
EQUIPMENT 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 $4/combo
$60 flat rate
JANITORIAL SERVICES $25 flat rate

 

Contact (309) 944-3603 to reserve the theater today.

Enhance your next rental with a variety of equipment from the Park District!

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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

October 05

PARENT-LED PLAYGROUP

Let your kids play and burn off energy in a safe & warm environment under your supervision.
No registration required. No play group held November 24 & 26.

October 07

PARENT-LED PLAYGROUP

Let your kids play and burn off energy in a safe & warm environment under your supervision.
No registration required. No play group held November 23 & 25.

October 08

BABYSITTER'S TRAINING

The Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS) training program is designed to focus on supervising, caring for, and keeping children and infants safe in babysitting settings.

All Upcoming Events