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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.



The Fall Guy

Fall Guy

Synopsis: He’s a stuntman, and like everyone in the stunt community, he gets blown up, shot, crashed, thrown through windows and dropped from the highest of heights, all for our entertainment. And now, fresh off an almost career-ending accident, this working-class hero has to track down a missing movie star, solve a conspiracy and try to win back the love of his life while still doing his day job. What could possibly go right?

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emily Blunt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Rated:  PG-13 | Run Time: 2 hrs 6 mins


7:10 pm
through Saturday May 18, 2024

3:10 pm
Sunday May 19, 2024

7:10 pm
Monday May 20 - Thursday May 23, 2024



I can only imagine

I Can Only Imagine (2018)

Synopsis: The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe's beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness

Starring: John Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, Dennis Quaid
Rated:  PG | Run Time: 1 hr 50 mins


1:00 pm Wednesday June 12, 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



Elemental (2023)

Rated:  PG | Run Time: 1 hr 41 mins


1:00 pm Wednesday June 5, 2024

FREE Admission thanks to the

Geneseo Park District Foundation


Migration (2023)

Rated:  PG | Run Time: 1 hr 23 mins

1:00 pm Wednesday July 3, 2024

FREE Admission thanks to the

Geneseo Park District Foundation

The Super Mario Bros. Movie

The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)

Rated:  PG | Run Time: 1 hr 32 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

May 28


Attend a FREE swim skills evaluation at The Center's Indoor Pool and let us place your child in the proper swim level prior to the start of Summer Swim Lessons.

June 05


Join us at Geneseo Park District's Central Theater for a Free Movie.
Doors open at 12:30pm. Concessions at regular price
FREE Admission thanks to the Geneseo Park District Foundation.

June 06


The Free2Play (F2P) Movement Camp for kids in grades K - 6th empowers every child to be an athlete.

All Upcoming Events