What You'll Get
Movies are like dreams: they come to us in the dark, they play on our subconscious fears and desires, and the best ones prominently feature Hall of Fame baseball players lecturing children on how to have fun in small towns. Dream a little dream on the big silver screen with today's Groupon to the Wilmette Theatre in Wilmette. Choose between two options:
- For $12, you get two general admission movie tickets, one regular popcorn, and one regular drink (up to a $24 value).
- For $7, you get one ticket to Ben Hollis's What's It Like to Be You? show on Wednesday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. (a $15 value).
Going strong since 1913, the Wilmette Theatre squelches cinephiles' insatiable aesthetic appetites with an eclectic program of first-run features, art films, and documentaries. A restoration in 2006 brought the flicker house into the modern era, upgrading the interior and improving acoustics so that audiences can hear everything that an actor's eyes say. The moving picto-play line-up pleases picky film fans, with recent runs including the Academy-adored The King's Speech and film festival favorite Nora's Will.
On February 16, the Wilmette Theatre takes cinema off the screen, as former Wild Chicago host and performer Ben Hollis celebrates spontaneity in his audience-centric What's It Like to Be You?. Hollis interviews crowd members and special guests in a free-wheeling format that goes wherever their answers take it. This post-Valentine's show concentrates on stories of romance gone wrong, such as the time that one girl left that one guy because she was in love with another male named Sprinkles, who was cute, but also a dog.
This deal is not valid for admission to sing-a-long movies.
- They present unusual programs of live entertainment, thereby creating an exceptional entertainment destination. – Venus Zarris, Chicago Stage Review
- Beyond the movies and events themselves that make the theatre one of my favorite destinations, the staff really breathes life into the place. – Sauda N., Yelp, 9/21/10
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 2 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to availability. Not valid for special events or sing-a-long movies. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Wilmette Theatre
Renovated in 2006, the nearly century-old Wilmette Theatre entertains theatergoers with a rotating slate of current and classic offerings, including Hollywood blockbusters and niche art films. Cylindrical light from a whirring projector flickers across two auditoriums, where movie-going duos can snack on buttery tubs of popcorn while sipping a soda and whispering spoilers into the facility’s pristine Soundfold curtain. The Wilmette underwent a key renovation in 2006, fortifying the century-old venue’s commitment to quality art with fresh coats of paint, an overhauled concessions center, and screenings of feature-length still lifes.