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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.

GHOSTBUSTERS
Afterlife

Ghostbusters Afterlife

Synopsis:  When a single mother and her two children move to a new town, they soon discover that they have a connection to the original Ghostbusters and their grandfather's secret legacy.

Starring: Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Carrie Coon
Rated:  PG-13 | Run Time: 2 hrs 4 mins

 

SHOWTIMES
7:10 pm
through Saturday November 28, 2021
Open Thanksgiving Day!

3:10 pm
Sunday November 28, 2021

7:10 pm
Monday November 29 - Thursday December 2, 2021

ACTIVE ADULT/SENIOR FREE MOVIE

Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Synopsis: Easily excitable Neal Page is somewhat of a control freak. Trying to get home to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his wife and kids, his flight is rerouted to a distant city in Kansas because of a freak snowstorm, and his sanity begins to fray. Worse yet, he is forced to bunk up with talkative Del Griffith, whom he finds extremely annoying. Together they must overcome the insanity of holiday travel to reach their intended destination.

Starring: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robin
Rated:  R | Run Time: 1 hr 33 mins

 

SHOWTIMES
1:00 pm Wednesday December 8, 2021

FREE Admission
One FREE Small Pop & Popcorn Combo / person

Sponsored by Geneseo Park District Foundation

CHRISTMAS WALK EVENTS
at Central Theater

SATURDAY DECEMBER 11, 2021

Christmas Walk

The Geneseo Park District joins the Annual Christmas Walk with family friendly events.

SHOWTIMES
2:15 pm White Christmas Sing Along
6:00 pm GHS Madrigal Singers
8:00 pm Featured Movie

Find all Christmas Walk Park District Events here

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

December 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.

December 03

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.

December 04

SANTA IS COMING TO TOWN

The best holiday memories come from the annual trip to see Santa at the Geneseo Community Center.
FREE Admission thanks to the Geneseo Park District Foundation

All Upcoming Events