Illinois Classic Film Screenings

Below are places to find classic film screenings throughout Illinois. If you know of a theater that screens classic films in Illinois that is not included in this list email us at

Illinois Classic Film Screenings


doc films

Regularly screens classic films

Facets Cinemateque

Regularly screens classic films

Gene Siskel Film Center

Occasionally screens classic films

Movies in the Park

Check this site for upcoming film screenings (many of them classics) in parks throughout Chicago

Music Box Theatre

Weekend matinee regularly includes screenings of classic films

Film Front

Occasionally screens classic films

The Portage Theater and The Patio Theater 

Both of these theaters have screens classic films

The Silent Film Society of Chicago

Regularly screens silent films at a variety of Chicago theaters

Downer’s Grove

Tivoli Theater

Regularly screens classic films – see After Hours Film Society for more information


Normal Theater

Regularly screens classic films

Classic film screenings on this site are described broadly – if a theater screens a film made before 1990 even a few times a year they qualify. Film festivals that may occur in multiple  theaters and film societies that produce classic film events are included in this list as well. You’ll also find many theaters that mostly screen current films but offer classic film screenings either during the summer or on a weekly basis.

When possible we try and highlight information such as if a theater is a restored movie palace, screens classic films regularly, screens silent films, hosts festivals, or has live musical accompaniments. We’re always happy to update our listing with updated information or include photos of venues. Contact us at for any update requests on our Illinois classic film screenings page.

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