TICKETS ON SALE JULY 16 FOR MEMBERS, JULY 19 FOR GENERAL AUDIENCE
"Fellini isn't just giving us a lot of flashy scenes, he's building a narrative that has a city for its protagonist instead of a single character." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A dizzying assault of radically stylized, pure cinema." - Chris Shields, Screen Slate
Travelogue, memoir, and outrageous cinematic spectacle converge in this kaleidoscopic valentine to the Eternal City, composed by one of its most iconic inhabitants. Leisurely one moment and breathless the next, this urban fantasia by Federico Fellini interweaves recollections of the director’s young adulthood in the era of Mussolini with an impressionistic portrait of contemporary Rome, where he and his film crew are shooting footage of the bustling cityscape. The material delights of sex, food, nightlife, and one hallucinatory ecclesiastical fashion show are shot through with glimmers of a monumental past: the Colosseum encircled by traffic, ancient frescoes unearthed in a subway tunnel, a pigeon-befouled statue of Caesar. With a head-spinning mix of documentary immediacy and extravagant artifice, ROMA penetrates the myth and mystique of Italy’s storied capital, a city Fellini called “the most wonderful movie set in the world." (Criterion Collection)
Festivals, Awards & Nominations
Nominee - Best Art Direction, BAFTA
Winner - Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists
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.