Historic movie theaters grant cineastes an unparalleled movie-watching experience, offering illustrious showrooms, antique décor, and the childhood home movies of William Howard Taft. Treat peepers to a venerable viewing experience with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get a movie outing for two, which includes one regular bucket of popcorn and one regular drink at The Wilmette Theatre (up to a $24 value).
Nestled beneath the luminous beacon of its majestic marquee, the Wilmette Theatre beckons roving cinephiles with its rotating slate of Hollywood blockbusters, art films, and variety of live performances. Film buffs can peruse the theater’s current offerings in search of their favorite actor, director, or electrician before sinking into the seats of its storied 600-seat theater amid the cylindrical glow of a whirring projector. Declare a thumb war against unjust critics after greasing up digits with a buttery bucket of popcorn and reserving your soda for rhythmic sips to the sonic booms bouncing off the theater’s pristine sound-[sic] fold curtains. Nearly a century old, the Wilmette underwent a key renovation in 2006 that greenlit its enduring existence and reinforced it for future flicks with an overhauled concessions center, fresh coats of paint, and modernized restrooms.
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.