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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


Adult (13 - 64)  $7.00
Senior (65 & over)  $6.00
Child (12 & Under)  $6.00


As of January 6, 2023

Adult (13 - 64)  $8.00
Senior (65 & over)  $7.00
Child (12 & Under)  $7.00

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.


80 for Brady

80 for Brady

Synopsis:  A group of friends made it their life-long mission to go to the Super Bowl and meet NFL superstar Tom Brady.

Starring: Rita Moreno, Sally Field, Jane Fonda
Rated:  PG-13 | Run Time: 1 hr 38 mins


7:10 pm Friday February 3 - Saturday February 4, 2023

3:10 pm Sunday February 5, 2023

7:10 pm Monday February 6 - Thursday February 9, 2023



The Ultimate Gift (2006)

The Ultimate Gift

Synopsis: A deceased billionaire leaves his spoiled adult grandson a series of odd tasks to perform in order to receive "the ultimate gift," with the resentful grandson having no idea what that might be.

Starring: Drew Fuller, James Garner, Abigail Breslin
Rated:  PG | Run Time: 1 hr 54 mins


1:00 pm Wednesday February 8, 2023

FREE Admission thanks to the

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




Theater Rental

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

Facility Rentals, Equipment Rentals & Birthday Parties Brochure

Miscellaneous Fees & Charges may apply
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Rental Space as of January 1, 2023 Regular
CENTRAL THEATER includes use of theater & stage $75/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 $5/combo
$75 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

February 09

COOKING CLASS - Wine, Spice and Food Pairing

In this program you’ll learn the spices to successfully pair with your family’s favorite foods to put the blast back in your breakfast, the life back in your lunch and the delicious back in your dinner. Must be 21 & older
Instructor: Kim Schwarzkopf from A Spotted Apron

February 10


Your little girl (or girls) will jump at the chance to spend a fun night out with her Dad. The Geneseo Park District invites every father to take their little girls out on a date they will never forget! This magical evening will include dancing, photobooth and great music. Must register by February 6, 2023

February 11


5:30 - 6:45 pm | 3rd Grade & under
7:00 - 9:00 pm | All Ages
SKATE RENTAL: $5.00 Limited skates & sizes available
Not held 3/4
FREE St. Patrick's Day Skate 3/11

All Upcoming Events