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. All events scheduled during this suspension period will be canceled or postponed, and we anticipate additional changes will be made to the program calendar.
If you have tickets to a cancelled 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. You may also request action using this form. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-846-2600.
General Admission: $12
Friday Matinee (films before 6pm): $8
Valid student ID required. Discounted tickets must be purchased in person at the box office.
Youth (under 17): $7
Please note our policy on children & film ratings.
Discounted tickets must be purchased in person at the box office.
Film Center Members: $6
Become a member today!
Current students and faculty of the School of the Art Institute, and staff of the Art Institute: $5
Valid ARTICard required. Discounted tickets must be purchased in person at the box office.
Executive Producer level supporters: $0
For those who make gifts of $1500+ to the Film Center. Learn more here!
There is no senior admission price for individual tickets. However, seniors receive a $5 discount on Film Center membership.
There is no late seating 20 minutes after the film's listed start time.
To purchase tickets online, visit our online ticketing web page.
You will need to create an account to checkout, which will allow for the tracking and retrieval of your order and will track the history of your orders. The information you provide is completely confidential and for use only by the Gene Siskel Film center of the School or the Art Institute of Chicago. It will not be sold, given, or traded to third party companies.
Select the number of tickets you'd like for a given show and click "Checkout". If you'd like to purchase additional tickets for another show, click on "Continue Shopping". When you are done selecting tickets, click "Checkout" again on the "My Cart" page.
Purchasing Member Tickets Online:
To purchase member tickets online, follow the procedure above, but select the number of member tickets you'd like to purchase (1 for individual, 2 for dual) for each film. No special code is required, however, you must present a valid membership card at the box office when claiming your tickets for each member ticket purchased. If you purchase a membership level ticket but are not currently a Film Center member, you will be charged the difference in price.
There is a $1.50 service charge for each ticket purchased online.
Please note that the tickets cannot be purchased over the phone.
Buy gift cards online in denominations of $10, $25, $50, $100 or $200, or in person at the box office in any denomination.
Gift cards are good for tickets, concessions, special events and memberships.
Looking for your card's PIN? Scratch off the silver security covering on the back side of the card.
If lost or stolen, your card will not be replaced. Gift cards have no expiration date and incur no dormancy fees.
If you purchase a gift card online, please bring your order number to the box office to pick up your gift card in person. If you would like your gift card mailed to you, please contact the box office at 312-846-2085 or email email@example.com.
Gift cards can not be redeemed for cash, check, or credit. To check your gift card balance, use the Check Card Balance page or inquire in person at the box office.
Gift memberships are also available. Please call our main office at 312-846-2600 during business hours to purchase.
Groups of 20 or more are eligible for the group rate of $8 per ticket. Please call (312) 846-2600 or visit the box office at least five days in advance to make arrangements for your group.
Our $7 student rate is available to groups of 20 or more students (including accompanying instructors or chaperones) who purchase in advance. We also offer private screenings for schools — click here for details.
If you are bringing a larger group (over 40 people), are interested in buying out the theater for a particular show, or are interested in bringing a school group, please contact Pamela Smith at (312) 846-2073 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
General admission and Member tickets are available 24 hours a day on our website. Visit the ticket webstore.
All ticket levels are available at our box office, which opens one hour before the first show of the day and closes after the last show of the day begins. Generally, this means 5 PM - 8:30 PM Monday through Thursday, 1:00 PM - 8:30 PM Friday; 2:00 PM - 8:30 PM on Saturday; and 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM on Sunday.
The box office number is 312-846-2085 and is answered during its hours of operation for questions regarding accessibility for patrons with disabilities, lost and found, and other general facility questions.
Note that the box office CANNOT accept ticket orders over the phone, place tickets on hold, or predict ticket availability. During periods of heavy customer traffic, the box office may not be able to answer the phone; please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.
The Film Center does not offer refunds for tickets. All sales are final.
Tickets may be exchanged up until 1 hour before showtime on the day of the show. A $2 exchange fee will be charged for each ticket exchanged. All exchanges are subject to availability.
If the tickets you wish to exchange were purchased in person, you must bring your printed tickets to the box office for the exchange to be possible.
If the tickets you wish to exchange were purchased online, please email us at email@example.com with your order number, the name on the card you used for the order, and the show you want to exchange your tickets for.
If a show sells out in advance, we will make every effort to notify our patrons via our website, Facebook page, Twitter, email alerts, movie hotline, and with signage on our doors and at our box office.
However, sellouts generally occur within 5 to 10 minutes of showtime, making advance notice difficult. The best way to avoid last-minute sellouts is to arrive at the Film Center 15-25 minutes before your movie begins so you have time to purchase your tickets and concessions and find your seat.
Please note that Film Center membership does not guarantee a ticket in the event of a sold out show.