Doc Films

Movie theaters, Independent Hyde Park
Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago

Founded in 1940, the University of Chicago's single-screen Doc Films theater is on record as the longest continuously running student film society in the country. While it began featuring documentaries, the modern screening schedule showcases classic films from a variety of genres, appealing to film aficionados as well as casual moviegoers.


Venue name: Doc Films
Address: University of Chicago
1212 E 59th St
Cross street: between Kimbark and Woodlawn Aves
Transport: Bus: 4, 6, 14, 28, 59, 171. Train: Elec Main to 59th St.
Price: $5
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