Directions & Parking

Getting to the Film Center

The Film Center is located in the heart of Chicago's theater district, across the street from the Chicago Theatre and adjacent from the ABC 7 Studio, at 164 North State Street (between Lake and Randolph), Chicago, IL 60601

Note: the Film Center box office opens 30 minutes before the first screening of the day, and closes 15 minutes after the last showtime begins. We recommend arriving 20 minutes early to ensure entry and secure your preferred seat.

Public Transportation

We're conveniently located near all the major CTA train lines as well as several bus lines. The CTA recommends using Google Transit to get door-to-door train, bus, and walking directions.

For more information about the CTA, including schedules, alerts, and fares, visit their website.


The neighborhood around the Film Center is well-serviced by taxicabs. Cab service can also be arranged in advance over the phone or online:

Biking to the Film Center

The Film Center is located near the Chicago Lakefront Trail (map) and numerous Divvy bike sharing stations. Click here for a map of Divvy station locations.


Driving to the Film Center

Use Google Maps to get door-to-door driving directions to the Film Center.


Validated parking is available at the InterPark Self-Park at 20 E. Randolph, which is across the street from Macy's (there's also an entrance on Wabash near the corner of Randolph). Parking is $20 for 16 hours with a validation ticket, which can be obtained from the box office before your screening. Note the box office closes after the final screening begins, so please visit prior to your screening time. There is also limited street parking after 6:00 PM on Lake Street and Wabash Avenue.