COVID-19 Protocols

COVID-19 Protocols

Last updated: January 3, 2023

Dear Friends, 

We care deeply about the well-being and safety of our audiences and staff. As a public program of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Gene Siskel Film Center continues to follow SAIC’s COVID-19 protocols. 

The COVID-19 primary vaccination series is required for all Film Center staff members, and staff members are required to have masks available at all times. Patrons are no longer required to show proof of vaccination status upon entry.

At this time, masks are encouraged but optional for patrons while in our theater space. As always, if you are feeling unwell for any reason, please stay home instead of joining us at the theater. 

Measures the Film Center is taking to mitigate the spread of COVID-19:

  • Encouraging ticket pre-orders for films and staggering showtimes to reduce lines and guarantee seats 
  • Providing hand sanitizer for patrons 

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! 

--Your Friends at the Film Center