Facets Cinematheque

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1517 W Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 1517 W Fullerton Ave., Chicago Directions
Today 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Closed All Hours
800.331.6197
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Report | 14 days ago
hey I thought this looked cool, check it out maybe just to go or job opportunities
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Report | 13 days ago
I love facets theater!
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Report | 13 days ago
You guys are awesome, will definitely return.
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Report | 14 days ago
I loved this indie movie theater! Great service too! Will visit again!
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Report | 13 days ago
Absolutely wonderful movie in a small theatre with live feed back from writer/director!! Looking forward to making this a regular entertainment night.
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Report | 15 days ago
Interesting movies you can't see in regular cinemas.
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Report | 15 days ago
Kind people working there and interesting documentary
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Report | 15 days ago
Great cinema in a city of great cinemas.
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Report | 13 days ago
Friendly, helpful staff. Enjoyed the film and talk by the film maker. I will definitely be back for other films.
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Great place!
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A nonprofit theater helmed by passionate cinephiles, Facets Cinematheque instills a love of film in its youngest moviegoers through its groundbreaking children's programs. Since establishing their first children's film exhibition series in 1975, the theater's stewards have branched out into education and outreach, introducing students to positive films and the inspiring stories behind them through channels including family film events, in-school screenings, and the Facets Kids Film Camp. They also oversee the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, which presents hundreds of films from around the globe during its annual autumn run. Though the festival caters to its smallest attendees, its scope is impressively large; welcoming over 20,000 attendees each year, the festival often offers the first screenings of award-winning fare, such as recent Academy Award winner The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore.

In addition to their children's programming, the theater also lights up its silver screen with indie films, award winners, foreign flicks, and documentaries. Celluloid-caretakers curate a collection of reels that seldom see screenings elsewhere in Chicago, frequently enjoying their city debut within the intimate 125-seat theater. Occasionally, production-team members or film experts join audiences immediately following the show for Q&A sessions—known as film dialogues—taking questions, exploring themes, and providing tips for removing stubborn popcorn kernels from teeth. Upcoming films can be found on Facets’ website.

Eyeballs absorb moving pictures thanks to the dual capabilities of Facets’ projection system, which handles digital and 35 mm films with equal aplomb. While the ephemeral stories fill brains with new ideas, soda and popcorn—acquirable at the old-fashioned concession stand—fill mouths with flavors that have defined every classic moviegoing experience since Orson Welles first invented the snack.

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