Join Chicago's premier movie theater


Become a Gene Siskel Film Center member and support the best in independent, international, and classic cinema. Your membership helps ensure our year-round programming efforts and entitles you to:

Individual ($50) and Dual* ($80) Memberships

*please note that Dual memberships must be shared between two specific people.

  • $6 admission to movies at the Gene Siskel Film Center
  • $5 admission to the spring and fall Screening/Lecture series (returning in January 2023)
  • Exclusive mailing of the brand new Gazette (our film magazine and program)
  • $10 discount on an Art Institute of Chicago membership
  • Sneak preview passes to major motion pictures
  • Priority notification of other offers and events
  • $1.00 off popcorn of any size
  • Special concessions discounts throughout the year


Membership FAQ's

Can I buy a membership in person?

Yes! Memberships can be bought online or in-person during box office open hours (one hour before the first showtime of the day).

How do I receive my senior or Art Institute discount?

There is currently a $5 membership discount available for Art Institute members and seniors (65+ years of age). To receive your discounted membership, you must purchase it in person at the box office and present your museum membership card or ID.

When will my membership card/s be ready?

Membership cards will be ready for pick up at the box office approximately one month after purchase. However, your membership is active as soon as it has been purchased. We appreciate your patience!

How do I purchase a membership as a gift?

Gift memberships (Individual and Dual) can be purchased here


Still have a membership question or query? Contact us at


Become a Film Center VIP with an Executive Producer Membership of $1,500, entitling you and a guest to complimentary tickets throughout the year. For more information, please contact