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A Note on Public Health

Dear Friends of the Gene Siskel Film Center,

The health and safety of our guests and staff is our highest priority, and to support efforts to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Gene Siskel Film Center will be closed beginning Monday, March 16. This is a dynamic and unprecedented situation, we will share the most up-to-date information as updates arise. Additionally, you may call 312-846-2600 or visit us on Facebook and Twitter. All events scheduled during this suspension period will be canceled or postponed, and we anticipate additional changes will be made to the program calendar.

To everyone who has purchased tickets for events and screenings: Thank you! We know you love films, and we love them too. We are eager to showcase the best classic, international and independent films in the near future and continue to serve our mission as a public program of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. If you have tickets to an upcoming event or screening, you may exchange or receive a refund of your ticket at the Box Office or Main Office when the Gene Siskel Film Center reopens. Or if you wish to support our mission as a nonprofit program, you may also donate the value of the ticket purchase to the Gene Siskel Film Center to provide much-needed support during this difficult time. We look forward to a time in the near future when we can all come together to enjoy films again.

The Gene Siskel Film Center’s staff will continue to be available during normal office hours (9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday) and can be reached at filmcenter@saic.edu or 312-846-2600. Membership activation dates will be postponed until the Film Center reopens, and we are here to answer any questions regarding tickets or memberships.

As you can imagine, the decision to close was not made lightly, but we know it’s the best decision for the health and safety of our community. We will continue to work closely with our colleagues here at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) to respond to this unprecedented challenge. For updates on actions SAIC has taken to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, please visit saic.edu/alerts.

Jean de St. Aubin
Executive Director
Gene Siskel Film Center