Birthday Parties

The Gene Siskel Film Center is available for birthday parties!

To book your event, 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 61 — 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

  • 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 or DVD 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