Missing the magic of the big screen experience? The Gene Siskel Film Center is now offering private rentals in our main (196 seats) and secondary (63) theaters on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons and evenings. During our temporary closure, the Film Center is offering limited-time pricing, with special pricing perks for Film Center Members! 

Select from the dates available, click on the time to proceed to purchase, and then select a film of your choice. The guest list is in your control, with capacity limits in place for each theater.
Concessions will not be available for purchase, but outside food and drink *is* allowed. Our gallery space is also available to add to your rental for an extra special event. 


Masks must be worn when arriving and leaving the theater, but may be removed while eating, drinking and once seated in the theater. Our staff has been fully vaccinated, and we encourage you to come with your vaccinated group. If a member of your group has not yet had the opportunity to be vaccinated, we ask that guests refrain from participating if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. 


With private rentals, you get to be the programmer! Any film can be watched, and you’ll be able to tell us what you’d like to view upon checkout. The Film Center will secure the exhibition copy and have the film ready for you upon arrival. 


Theater 1 (up to 45 people)          


Evening, three hour block - $450 / $350 member

Matinee, three hour block - $375 / $275 member 


Theater 2 (up to 15 people)


Evening, three hour block - $350 / $250 member

Matinee, three hour block - $275 / $175 member


Gallery / Cafe

One hour block - $150 additional fee