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never realized thay had a Black Film Festival in Chicago

my daughters girlfriend Ros bought us tickets to see a new independent film called. "a boy, a girl... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2018
carla482015
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Forney, Texas
The antidote to the multiplex

When you want to see an intelligent, thoughtful film and everything the commercial theaters are... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2018
CultureVulture60657
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Chicago, Illinois
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Aug 14, 2018
“never realized thay had a Black Film Festival in Chicago”
Apr 21, 2018
“The antidote to the multiplex”
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

my daughters girlfriend Ros bought us tickets to see a new independent film called. "a boy, a girl. a dream", starring omari hardwick and megan goode. the theatre had a stair intrance and a elevator. the box office was on the 2nd floor I believe...More

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Reviewed April 21, 2018

When you want to see an intelligent, thoughtful film and everything the commercial theaters are showing are Marvel comics sequels, go to the Gene Siskel Film Center. There are 2 small theaters showing independent and, often, foreign films. They're clean with good equipment and acoustics....More

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Reviewed February 26, 2018

We went to see the movie Rodgers Park that will be touring the US and will be in Chicago this week. Go see it!

Thank lslatte
Reviewed February 3, 2018

student price here is only 7 dollars and the infrastructure is not shabby at all. film selection is not as strong as in NYC but fairly good.

Thank Yuanxi Z
Reviewed February 1, 2018

The Siskel Film Center is located in downtown Chicago, convenient to public transportation. The Film Center specializes in small, little known independent movies that would otherwise not be seen. The Siskel Center sponsors, for example, a European Film Festival in the early spring. If you...More

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Reviewed November 21, 2017

We were here to watch a Swiss movie, The Divine Order, which happens to be the first Swiss film I've ever seen. It is very entertaining, offer many sly insights into the nature of a society more conservative than many. I visited Switzerland for the...More

Thank operalover939
Reviewed June 8, 2017

We visited the Siskel Center five years ago when previously in the City and were delighted to see it is still in operation. Being keen filmgoers, we read reviews in newspapers of films which are very interesting, but never come round to the main chain...More

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Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

Every spring the Center showcases European films as part of its annual EU film festival. Well curated and attended ( our show was sold out) this is a great opportunity to experience cinema outside of the usual commercialized multiplex industries. Support independent movie theaters and...More

1  Thank NYCitian
Reviewed February 3, 2017

Visited the Gene Siskel Film Center, on a very cold January day, arriving early to see "Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise": I was so happy to be able to sit in their lobby area, have tea, write and wait until the movie started. Very...More

1  Thank Orgiva9
Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Date night with Maya Angelo! Was awesome. Learned so much about her. What an an amazing woman! This place is old and in need of serious renovation. Chairs are extremely uncomfortable! Would not go again, my back cant take the chairs. It is my hope...More

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