TICKETS ON SALE JULY 16 FOR MEMBERS, JULY 19 FOR GENERAL AUDIENCE
"My favorite Fellini movie." - Orson Welles
"Possibly Fellini's sweetest, lightest, and most charming screwball comedy." - Amy Nicholson, FilmWeek
"Do not try to resist the comic charms of Fellini’s THE WHITE SHEIK. You will fail." - Kenneth Turan, LA Times
In Italy, small-town newlyweds Wanda (Brunella Bovo) and Ivan Cavalli (Leopoldo Trieste) embark on their honeymoon in the big city of Rome. Ivan dutifully wants to keep appointments with family and church, but Wanda is only interested in meeting her favorite photo-strip star known as "The White Sheik" (Alberto Sordi). While Wanda impetuously sneaks away to locate the object of her affections, disconsolate Ivan tries his hardest to keep up appearances with the couple's relatives. 4K restoration by Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, in collaboration with RTI-Mediaset and Infinity, as part of Fellini 100. Restored from the original camera negative. Soundtrack negative provided by Studio Cine. Restoration carried out at L'immagine Ritrovata laboratory, Bologna. (Rialto)
Festivals, Awards & Nominations
Nominee - Gold Lion, Venice Film Festival (1952)
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.