Facets Cinematheque

DePaul

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Cinephiles curate showings of independent, foreign & documentary films from across globe in series of Chicago debuts

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Promotional value expires Jun 27, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Not valid until 12/27/11. Subject to availability. In-store only. Not valid for some special event screenings. Admission subject to availability. Not redeemable across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

A good film is life without the boring bits or any of Carrot Top’s scenes. Savor a celluloid delight with today’s Groupon: for $14, you get a movie package for two at Facets Cinematheque (a $28 total value). The package includes:

  • Two tickets to any screening (an $18 value).
  • Two sodas (a $4 value).
  • Two popcorns (a $6 value).<p>

A non-profit theater helmed by passionate cinephile Charles Coleman, Facets Cinematheque lights up its silver screen with indie films, award winners, foreign flicks, and documentaries collected from film festivals around the world. 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 question and answer 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 Facet’s website and currently include Three Stars, a documentary following nine Michelin-starred chefs (December 27–30, January 3–5), Dirty Old Town, a low-budget ode to the misfits and renegades who continue to resist the gentrification of Manhattan’s Bowery (January 7–8), and Man on a Mission, chronicling the real-life saga of the space-bound millionaire who bought himself a seat on a Russian spaceship (January 13–19).

Eyeballs absorb moving pictures thanks to the dual capabilities of Facet’s projection system, which handles both digital and 35mm films with equal aplomb. While the ephemeral stories fill brains with new ideas, two complimentary sodas and popcorns, acquirable at the old-fashioned concessions stand, fill mouths with flavors that have defined every classic movie-going experience since Orson Welles first invented the snack.

Facets Cinematheque

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.

Customer Reviews

224 Ratings

I love facets theater!
Beth Y. · February 5, 2014
You guys are awesome, will definitely return.
Sam A. · April 13, 2013
I loved this indie movie theater! Great service too! Will visit again!
Mary M. · March 7, 2013
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