Birthday Parties

The Gene Siskel Film Center is available for birthday parties!

To book your event, click here to fill out our rental inquiry form.
Questions? Contact us at (312) 846-2600 or
filmcenter@saic.edu


What we accommodate

  • Events 2.5 - 3 hours in duration
  • Saturday or Sunday mornings. Event must conclude by 2:00 PM.
  • Up to 30 guests

What We Supply

  • One projectionist
  • Theater 2 — capacity 63 — for personal screening
  • Gallery/Café for food and cake
  • Various snack packages (see below)
  • Personalized birthday displays on electronic signage and screen

What You Supply

  • Certificate of general liability insurance
  • Supervision for children's parties
  • Any food beyond the provided popcorn, soda and candy selections
  • Decorations (note that nothing can be taped to the walls)
  • Two (2) Blu-ray disks of desired film (one for backup)

Pricing

  • Flat rate of $500, plus the cost of additional snack packages
  • Film Center members receive a $50 discount
  • Add on snack packages:
    • 1. Just popcorn: $2 per person
    • 2. Popcorn & beverage: $4 per person
    • 3. Popcorn/Candy/Beverage: $6 per person