Updated COVID-19 Protocols

You will need a valid photo ID and one of the following items to gain entry to the Film Center: 

  • Physical vaccination card 
  • A legible photo, copy, or scan of your card; an image on your phone will be acceptable provided that it is legible  
  • Printed vaccination records, or an electronic vaccination record (e.g. bar code available from IDPH)

*Full vaccination means any vaccine for COVID-19 which has received full or emergency use approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or World Health Organization (WHO). Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after they have received the second dose in a two-dose series or a single dose from a one-dose series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for use by the FDA or WHO.  You will need to show proof of vaccination status as you enter the theater.   

In addition, the Film Center will continue to implement the following safety protocols:  

  • In accordance with the Governor's recent Executive Order, all patrons and staff will be required to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth at all times while in the theater

We are also:

  • Staggering showtimes and leaving ample time between shows to mitigate crowds 
  • Encouraging ticket pre-orders for films to reduce lines and guarantee seats 
  • Providing hand sanitizer and disposable face masks for patrons 
  • Selling only 80% of our tickets to encourage social distancing 
  • Not selling any concessions nor permitting any eating or drinking in our theaters or lobby to help ensure patrons stay masked

The Film Center reserves the right to require patrons who do not follow these procedures to leave the theater immediately.  As always, if you are feeling unwell for any reason, please stay home and stream films instead of joining us at the theater. If you are unable to comply with the protocols, we are happy to exchange your ticket for another time; just contact us at filmcenter@saic.edu to initiate an exchange.

In addition, please understand that while these procedures are intended to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19, there is nonetheless inherent risk to exposure in any indoor space where others are present.  Those entering the theater do so at their own risk to such exposure.   We appreciate your cooperation and support as we continue to navigate the ever-changing COVID landscape.  See you at the movies! 

Click here for Full COVID-19 Protocols

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HARD BOILED

John Woo 1992
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THE CONVERSATION

Francis Ford Coppola 1974
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CHICAGOLAND SHORTS VOL. 8

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A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE

Ivo van Hove 2015
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THE SEPPUKU PISTOLS

Umezaki Yo 2021
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THE FUGITIVE

Andrew Davis 1993
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MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS

Vincente Minnelli 1944
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RRR

S. S. Rajamouli 2022
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THE MATRIX

Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski 1999
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BENEDICTION

Terence Davies 2022
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A CHIARA

Jonas Carpignano 2022
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LUX ÆTERNA

Gaspar Noé 2019
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BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT

Ridley Scott 1982
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DESK SET

Walter Lang 1957
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HOOP DREAMS

Steve James 1994
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COMPUTER CHESS

Andrew Bujalski 2013
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THE CLOCK

Vincente Minnelli 1945
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METROPOLIS

Fritz Lang 1927
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NEPTUNE FROST

Saul Williams, Anisia Uzeyman 2021
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RELATIVE

Michael Glover Smith 2022
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SAFE

Todd Haynes 1995
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MAU

Jono Bergmann, Benji Bergmann 2021
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EASTER PARADE

Charles Walters 1948
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ALPHAVILLE

Jean-Luc Godard 1965
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HER

Spike Jonze 2013
people on stage in uniform and holding umbrellas

HENRY V

Donmar Warehouse 2022
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THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY

Jane Campion 1996
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IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME

Robert Z. Leonard 1949
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A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Steven Spielberg 2001
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BEBA

Rebeca Huntt 2021
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PUBLIC HOUSING

Frederick Wiseman 1997
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SUMMER STOCK

Charles Walters 1950
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A STAR IS BORN

George Cukor 1954
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THE PIRATE

Vincente Minnelli 1948
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JUDGEMENT AT NUREMBERG

Stanley Kramer 1961
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THE WIZARD OF OZ

Victor Fleming 1939