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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

>>LEARN MORE ABOUT COVID-19 FACILITY UPDATES

  • Due to new regulations from Governor JB Pritzker, IDPH and consultation with the Henry County Office of Emergency Management, BEGINNING AUGUST 30, 2021 FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED
    ALL INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE AGE 2 OR OVER & ABLE TO MEDICALLY TOLERATE A FACE COVERING SHALL BE REQUIRED TO COVER THEIR NOSE & MOUTH WITH A FACE COVERING WHEN IN AN INDOOR PUBLIC PLACE.  Complimentary masks are available at the concession stand.
    FACE COVERINGS MAY BE REMOVED: while actively eating or drinking
  • No outside food or drink.
  • Hand sanitizer is available at Central Theater.

FREE GUY

Free Guy

Synopsis: When a bank teller discovers he's actually a background player in an open-world video game, he decides to become the hero of his own story -- one that he can rewrite himself. In a world where there's no limits, he's determined to save the day his way before it's too late, and maybe find a little romance with the coder who conceived him.

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Taika Waititi
Rated:  PG-13 | Run Time: 1 hr 55 mins

 

SHOWTIMES
7:10 pm
Friday September 24 - Saturday September 25, 2021

3:10 pm
Sunday September 26, 2021

7:10 pm
Monday September 27 - Thursday September 30, 2021

 

THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2

The Addams Family 2

Synopsis: Hoping to get closer as a family, Gomez, Morticia and the rest of the Addams clan embark on an adventurous road trip in a hideous and humongous camper.

Voices of: Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz
Rated:  PG | Run Time: 1 hr 33 mins

 

SHOWTIMES
7:10 pm
Friday October 1 - Saturday October 2, 2021

3:10 pm
Sunday October 3, 2021

7:10 pm
Monday October 4 - Thursday October 7, 2021

 

ACTIVE ADULT/SENIOR FREE MOVIE

INSTANT FAMILY (2018)

Instant Family

Synopsis: When a couple decides to start a family, they are inspired to pursue adoption through the foster care system. They feel like wonderful, altruistic people until they suddenly have three wild kids in their home. Now they must learn to love and parent children who have no interest in being parented in this heartwarming comedy.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Merced
Rated:  PG-13 | Run Time: 1 hr 58 mins

 

SHOWTIMES
1:00 pm Wednesday October 13, 2021

FREE Admission
One FREE Small Pop & Popcorn Combo / person

Sponsored by Geneseo Park District Foundation

SPECIALS

 

Theater Rental

RENTAL RESERVATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE.

AVAILABLE SPACE AND MAXIMUM CAPACITY MAY BE LIMITED 
PLEASE CALL (309) 944-5695 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Facility Rentals & Birthday Parties Brochure (4 MB)

For the health & safety of all our patrons and employees, Geneseo Park District has revised our Facility Rental Policies .

 

Rental Space Regular Nonprofit
CENTRAL THEATER includes use of theater & stage $65/hour $55/hour
EQUIPMENT3 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 $3.50/combo
$60 flat rate
JANITORIAL SERVICES4  $25 flat rate

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.
  • 3Equipment price excludes any equipment or film we may have to purchase or rent to accommodate any rental.
  • 4Janitorial Services are required following a rental.

 

Certificate of insurance may be required. Visit https://www.theeventhelper.com/ to purchase event insurance.

CLICK HERE FOR FACILITY RENTAL POLICIES

 

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

September 29

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 01

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 05

FREE SEMINAR & LUNCHEON - Living with Parkinson's

Join the Park District for a free seminar from Hammond-Henry Hospital while enjoying a free light luncheon provided by the Geneseo Park District Foundation.
Are you or a loved one having difficulty walking, swallowing, talking or performing tasks such as dressing & bathing due to Parkinson’s Disease? If so, this is the educational session for you. Register by September 28th.

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