It's showtime! Here are 15 mighty independent movie theaters in Chicago to make the most of your night out

by Carrie Bradon | Dec. 18, 2017, 12:19am |

ShowPlace offers tasty menu items and traditional fare.

Cinema is deeply ingrained in the modern culture, and though the first motion pictures were created in France, America soon caught on and began producing their own motion pictures with the aid of Kinetoscope technology. Thomas Edison created a system for filming, projecting and producing public films and motion pictures only improved from there.

Chicago, in fact, was one of the front-runners in the film industry, with American Vitagraph Co. opening a film office in 1904. Today, Americans value their entertainment greatly and in 2013 spent an average of nearly $2,500 on entertainment.

While there's something to be said for a quiet night in, going to the movie theater can be a great way to spend an evening and here at 15 must-try mighty independent movie theaters in Chicago.

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AMC 600 North Michigan 9

600 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 255-9347
Some call the AMC on Michigan Avenue the best theater in Downtown Chicago.

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema

2828 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 248-7759
Landmark is a spacious and affordable theater sure to make for an enjoyable evening.

ShowPlace ICON

1011 S. Delano Court E., Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 462-7342
ShowPlace offers tasty menu items, the latest movies and free parking.

Regal Cinemas City North 14 IMAX & RPX

2600 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
(844) 462-7342
Regal Cinemas is always reliable, and always offers the latest releases.

Logan Theatre

2646 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 342-5555
Logan Theatre is truly an independent theater, sure to win over your heart.

The New 400 Theaters

6746 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60626
(773) 856-5980
The New 400 offers movies and drinks at a reasonable price.

ArcLight Cinemas

1500 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, IL 60610
(323) 615-2550
ArcLight is your basic theater, perfect for seeing the latest releases.

The Davis Theater

4614 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 784-0893
This is an affordable solution to your upcoming date night.

Harper Theater

5238 S. Harper Ave., Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 966-5091
Harper Theater in Hyde Park is a great classic theater to visit for the next big box office hit.

Patio Theatre

6008 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60634
(773) 685-4291
This historic theater is sure to wow you and your date on the next movie night.

Studio Movie Grill

210 W. 87th St., Chicago, IL 60620
(331) 808-0135
Many customers of Studio Movie Grill love the fresh food options available.

Cinemas Entertainment 10

3330 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60624
(872) 444-5808
This theater doesn't discriminate on films shown as they offer both big productions and smaller independent ones.

The Gene Siskel Film Center

164 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 846-2600
A great choice if you want to go to a theater that is a little out-of-the-ordinary.

Doc Films

1212 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-8574
Located on university property, this theater is open to the public and anyone who wants to enjoy a fun selection of movies.

Biograph Theatre

2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 871-3000
Come here if you are looking to see live performances that you won't find at other larger theaters.

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