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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)  $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.





Synopsis: A reclusive author who writes espionage novels about a secret agent and a global spy syndicate realizes the plot of the new book she's writing starts to mirror real-world events, in real time.

Starring: Henry Cavill, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell
Rated:  PG-13 | Run Time: 2 hrs 19 mins


7:10 pm
Friday February 23 - Saturday February 24, 2024

3:10 pm
Sunday February 25, 2024

7:10 pm
Monday February 26 - Thursday February 29, 2024


Bob Marley: One Love

Bob Marley

Synopsis: On the big screen for the first time, discover Bob’s powerful story of overcoming adversity and the journey behind his revolutionary music.

Starring: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Lashana Lynch, James Norton
Rated:  PG-13 | Run Time: 1 hr 47 mins


7:10 pm
Friday March 1 - Saturday March 2, 2024

3:10 pm
Sunday March 3, 2024

7:10 pm
Monday March 4 - Thursday March 7, 2024


Kung Fu Panda 4

Kung Fu Panda 4

Synopsis: After Po is tapped to become the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace, he needs to find and train a new Dragon Warrior, while a wicked sorceress plans to re-summon all the master villains whom Po has vanquished to the spirit realm.

Voices of: Jack Black, Awkwafina, Viola Davis
Rated:  PG | Run Time: 1 hr 34 mins


7:10 pm
Friday March 8 - Saturday March 9, 2024

3:10 pm
Sunday March 10, 2024

7:10 pm
Monday March 11 - Thursday March 14, 2024




Flicka (2006)

Synopsis: Young Katy claims a wild horse as her own -- an effort to prove to her father that she is capable of taking over the family horse ranch one day.

Starring: Alison Lohman, Tim McGraw, Maria Bello
Rated:  PG | Run Time: 1 hr 35 mins


1:00 pm Wednesday February 14, 2024

FREE Admission thanks to the

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



Doors open at 12:30pm
Concessions available at regular price


Paw Patrol: Mighty Movie

Paw Patrol: Mighty Movie (2023)

Synopsis: A magical meteor crash lands in Adventure City and gives the PAW Patrol pups superpowers, transforming them into The Mighty Pups

Voices of: Dan Duran, Kristen Bell, James Marsden
Rated:  PG | Run Time: 1 hr 28 mins


1:00 pm Tuesday March 19, 2024

FREE Admission thanks to the

Geneseo Park District Foundation

Trolls Band Together

Trolls Band Together (2023)

Synopsis: Poppy discovers that Branch was once part of the boy band 'BroZone' with his brothers, Floyd, John Dory, Spruce and Clay. When Floyd is kidnapped, Branch and Poppy embark on a journey to reunite his two other brothers and rescue Floyd.

Voices of: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Kenan Thompson
Rated:  PG | Run Time: 1 hr 31 mins


1:00 pm Thursday March 21, 2024

FREE Admission thanks to the

Geneseo Park District Foundation



Theater Rental

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 as of January 1, 2024 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 $5.00/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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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

March 09


Equipment Swap Event will be at Athletic Field
Bring your own reusable bag to the swap event
Cash Only. Most items are priced $1, $5 or $10.

March 09


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 3/2
FREE St. Patrick's Day Skate 3/16

March 10


Come enjoy an evening of music, dancing, snacks and drinks with old friends and new acquaintances.

All Upcoming Events