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Pickwick Theater

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Pickwick Theater

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5 S Prospect Ave, Park Ridge, IL 60068-4155
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AMTraveller wrote a review Feb 2020
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The upgraded movie screens, sound systems and seats make this my favorite movie theater. It is located in the uptown area of Park Ridge near some very good restaurants and shopping.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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George K wrote a review Feb 2020
Park Ridge, Illinois4 contributions
Original size of the grand theaters with new seating and high-end projectors. US Landmark status built in 1929.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Visitchicago wrote a review Jan 2020
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A true gem! As a moviegoer who has visited the Pickwick many times, as a young child and now as a parent with my own young adult and teenage children, I’m grateful this landmark theatre has been both preserved and appropriately modernized to adapt to the technology of contemporary filmmaking (sound experience, etc). From the Art Deco marquee, ticket box, and lobby, you proceed from buttered popcorn and Junior Mints to the main theatre and experience the size and quality of a space in which movies used to been experienced, and to me that really enhances the whole event of going out to the show. Our family saw the latest Star Wars movie at Christmas time in the big theatre, which felt like the right size for such a movie—action, sci-fi and of course the nostalgic component of the opening crawl traveling out to the starry distance. The smaller theaters in back allow for a great selection of movies to be featured during the same general timeframe, so if you don’t like what’s playing in one theatre you can go to another movie steps away. As expected, the quality of the experience is more intimate in the smaller theaters, which can also be fitting; for example, seeing Little Women in the smaller theatre was fantastic, too. Prices are reasonable, more so than at big box theaters! Also, though parking is easy on the street or in close-by lots, the Pickwick is pedestrian friendly; it’s located in a downtown setting next to restaurants, coffee shops, the public library, and public transport/Metra in view of the theatre. The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, and it’s offerings now go beyond current movies to musical performances AND vintage films from the Oscar vaults. In celebration of the 2018 Illinois Bicentennial, the Pickwick Theater was selected as one of the Illinois 200 Great Places by the American Institute of Architects Illinois component (AIA Illinois). Check it out!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Aubrey N wrote a review Jan 2020
Chicago, Illinois3 contributions
This is by far one of the best theaters I’ve ever visited. Came to see Its a Wonderful Life with my whole family and to buy snacks for the whole gang was very affordable. The seats were super comfortable and the staff was friendly and attentive... definitely coming back anything I’m in town!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Ty Harmon wrote a review Jan 2020
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The Pickwick Theatre is simply the best theatre around. Great popcorn, comfortable seats, kind employees, and reasonable prices! Definitely the best theatre in Illinois for sure!!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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