TICKETS ON SALE JULY 16 FOR MEMBERS, JULY 19 FOR GENERAL AUDIENCE

"This film defined a decade before the decade arrived." - Nigel Andrews, Financial Time"

"Rather than wallow in cynicism, Fellini's genius is characterised by a zest for life -- albeit a tragically insatiable one - as he sprinkles dreamlike snapshots like glitter in the darkness." - Stella Papamichael, BBC

"Fellini's poetic sensibilities are in full effect. There's also a tremendous soulfulness that roots the movie's depiction of sin in the soil of introspection." - Wesley Morris, Boston Globe 

The biggest hit from the most popular Italian filmmaker of all time, LA DOLCE VITA rocketed Federico Fellini to international mainstream success—ironically, by offering a damning critique of the culture of stardom. A look at the darkness beneath the seductive lifestyles of Rome’s rich and glamorous, the film follows a notorious celebrity journalist (a sublimely cool Marcello Mastroianni) during a hectic week spent on the peripheries of the spotlight. This mordant picture was an incisive commentary on the deepening decadence of contemporary Europe, and it provided a prescient glimpse of just how gossip - and fame - obsessed our society would become. (Criterion Collection)


Festivals, Awards & Nominations

Winner - Best Director, Academy Awards
Winner - Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival


For the safety and comfort of our audience members and employees, we will have the following safety protocols in place for at least the first two weeks after we reopen:

  • Masks required by all staff and patrons at all times

  • Staggered showtimes and ample time between shows to mitigate crowds

  • Ticket pre-orders for films encouraged to reduce lines 

  • Hand sanitizer and disposable face masks available for patrons

  • Only 80% of our tickets will be available for sale so that we can leave an empty seat between parties

  • In light of the latest health updates from the city of Chicago, and in accordance with the School of the Art Institute, we will not be selling concessions nor allowing outside food or drink for at least the first two weeks of business. 

  • We will, however, hand out a FREE small popcorn to those who show proof of COVID vaccination, as a “parting gift” when you exit the theater. 

  • If you are feeling unwell or have a fever, please stay home and stream films until you feel better

Note: protocols are subject to change, per new or evolving information.