In this tech-savvy era of movies on-demand, home theatres or HDTV, one would say that the pleasure of watching movies in a cinema is almost disappearing. Movie theatres do their best to raise above the ordinary in order to attract viewers. Chicago makes no exception when it comes for the best entertainment experience.
The movie theatres in Chicago suit different tastes in audiences. Those who are into art-house or independent movies can go to the classic theatres. For the 3D fans, there are multiplexes featuring digital cinemas and blockbusters. Diversity is the keyword.
Chicago's top five movie theaters
Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema
This is by far the top one with the best reviews so far. It is a state-of-the-art facility, part of the Landmark Theatres, a recognised leader in the film industry for providing its audience with diverse and entertaining products in a sophisticated atmosphere. Featuring seven auditoriums, it has provided the first all-stadium seating theatre in Chicago showcasing independent and foreign language films.
Game aficionados can have the time of their life here playing games on the big screen, while connecting the game system with the digital projectors and the surround sound system.
The theatre can also host business meetings as it is equipped with full screen digital projectors for big screen-viewing PowerPoint presentations.
AMC’s Ford City 14 Theatres
Cinemas like AMC Theatres show off the top quality in audio-visual equipment and services. AMC's Ford City 14 Theatres houses its own IMAX Theatre with immense screens for visually spectacular images and technologically advanced surround system for that ultimate 3D experience. It also features the RealD 3D experience to maximise the digital approach of watching movies.
It is the perfect place for people who prefer foreign and independent movies. Musicbox Theatre has a long history which spans over eight decades.
Many classics have been showcased here like Fellini or Kurosawa. The theatre offers Monday specials, midnight movies, weekend matinees as well as special events. Navy Pier IMAX Theatre Navy Pier is known for the Chicago's Children Museum as well as being an entertainment destination for visitors who come down here to admire the beauty of Lake Michigan and Navy Pier's facilities. The IMAX Theatre has the largest flat movie screen for 2D and 3D movies in Chicago. During special events, Navy Pier features fabulous fireworks displays that you can enjoy with friends and family. AMC Loews 600 North Michigan 9 The theatre features nine screens and it is one of the AMC Loews best located one in Chicago. If you would like to relax after a day of shopping on the Magnificent Mile, this is the place to go.