The L.A.-based movie theater brings Chicago its revamped, hassle-free take on the moviegoing experience by doing away with lines, general seating (you choose your seats when you purchase), lengthy trailers and sticky floors. The theater offers classic concessions, a cafe and a bar with craft beer, wine and cocktails you can bring to your movie. ArcLight features a year-round mix of major blockbusters, independent films and documentaries as well as special screenings and events.
|Venue name:||ArcLight Chicago|
1500 N Clybourn Ave
|Transport:||El: Brown/purple to Sedgwick, red to North/Clybourn. Bus: 8, 9, 72.|
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- If you’ve ever been stuck hundreds of miles from the love of your life, wondering if it’s really worth all the heartache and phone-checking, Pawel Pawlikowski has made the movie for you. With this monochrome love story spanning two decades and fou...Read more
- We’re watching an extremely luxe pocket of 18th-century life in The Favourite, which means the bewigged fops are scheming, the ducks are running (these people don’t lack for strange competitive sports) and the offscreen organist is going for baroq...Read more
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- Call this actors’ duet sentimental and simplistic at your own peril. Green Book may well move you, possibly to tears, at the thought of real social change and kindness (at a time when we need it badly). Something of a reverse Driving Miss Daisy, i...Read more
- Thinkers debate with passion in Mimi Leder’s intellectual On the Basis of Sex, a knowingly old-fashioned (but far from dated) biopic of the inimitable Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Written by the 85-year-old Ginsburg’s nephew Daniel S...Read more
- The first Happy Death Day, a Groundhog Day–infused slasher flick about a blasé sorority mean girl who must relive her murder over and over again until she solves it, felt like a pendulum swing back to the snarky era of Scream. (Elsewhere, horror i...Read more
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- You’re not going to a movie called Vice—a chaotic, psychologically dense thicket out of which slinks the Beltway swamp creature Dick Cheney (an astounding Christian Bale, invisible under prosthetics)—expecting a revisionist perspective. That’s nev...Read more
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Wonderful place to see a movie if you don't want to be interrupted or have children running up and down the aisles. Beer and food selection is nice, but the seats could be more comfortable. Always has great movies showing.
What a fantastic new theater! Grab your tickets online and walk right in. With a good mix of mainstream and indie films, it could be my new favorite movie theater. It's definitely one of those I (a little bit) hope that no one finds out about, to keep it all to myself!
Reserved and comfortable seating, cutting-edge technology, remarkably convenient to the Red Line and you can order a Fist City on draft to take into the theater. With screening series like Slamdance Cinema Club and Second City, Second Wednesdays to complement new releases, ArcLight might be my new favorite movie theater.
The new ArcLight theater is fantastic! Reserved seating guarantees you'll have an awesome movie-watching experience. The seats are comfy, and you can even get local beer if you so choose. This has to be one of the nicest theaters around.