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South Loop Multipurpose Event Space
Chicago Loop, IL
...block east, we are convenient to everything. YOUR BOOKING INCLUDES: • Flexible open floor plan to fit your event (set-up styles include theater, banquet, board meeting, training/lecture, classroom, T or U shape, hollow square) • Seating options - up to 100 people theater style, adding tables will...
Multipurpose Program Room in Old Town
Old Town, Chicago, IL
**No Alcohol | No Parties | Creative Use Only** Events may be affected by Covid-19 guidelines for the City of Chicago. Please inquire by message before sending a booking request. Our multipurpose program room is located in Old Town right by the North/Clybourn Red Line...
3000 Sq. Ft. West Town Urban City Spacious Loft
Garfield Park, Chicago, IL
72 a little different. Each room brands a different theme. Whether it be 19th Century Library. French Country Kitchen, Mini Vintage Movie theater (seats 18), Etcy Cozy & Comfortable main Living Room or Tropical Breakfast room, loft cozy ceiling bedroom, Master Bedroom Art Deco style... And...
Whiskey Point Event Space and Garden
Belmont Cragin, Chicago, IL
...Chicago's Belmont Cragin neighborhood that is ready to make any gathering come to life! This unique studio loft has 23 vintage theater seats, sound-treated theater curtains, exposed brick, 11-foot ceilings, original wood floors, glass block windows, a remodeled single-use bathroom, and...
Theater room in a multi stage complex with SICK BUILDING COMPLIANT HVAC
Palmer Square, Chicago, IL
...The "Red Room" accommodates 48 guests (per Covid 19 Guidelines) in an intimate stage setting. This theater is equipped with a small stage elevated 6" in height, stage lights, pa system, and (2) 55" smart tvs. There is an adjoining conference room that can be...
Quite Ravenswood Photo Studio
Uptown, Chicago, IL
There are two rooms in the studio. One is big, another one is a little smaller. Brick wall is located on side of the room. You can take great photos there. Bathroom is clean and has warm water. Black and white backdrops ( backdrops can...
Daylight Studio in Wicker Park
West Town, Chicago, IL
Perfect space for photo sessions, co-working & creating, workshops and small gatherings. The space is here for you to feel inspired and taken care of as you have your photoshoot, meeting or event. The space is laid out in three sections with an open feel...
Northside medium conference space with multiple breakout rooms
Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL
Vintage school rooms work extremely well for dancing, presentations, training, rallies, celebrating, teaching, marketing. The spaces can be configured with tables and chairs for lecturing, rehearsing, or discussion. They can be used open for holding more people or for spacing out with inventory or sales...
Theater Space in Multi Stage Complex w/ SICK BUILDING COMPLIANT HVAC
Logan Square, Chicago, IL
...The "Orange Room" accommodates 23 guests (In accordance to Covid 19 Guidelines) in an intimate stage setting. This theater is equipped with a stage elevated 6" in height, stage lights, pa system, and 55" smart tv. There is an adjoining conference room that can be...

Frequently Asked Questions

Your son or daughter is turning 21 and you know just how much they love motion pictures. What could be better than a tremendous birthday bash at a rental movie theater with just them and their friends? Or maybe you're a motion picture creator and want to hold a private screening event for the cast and production crew. A small screening room won't be enough to seat hundreds of people…
In a smaller city you might have some trouble trying to rent a movie theater but not in Chicago. As one of the largest in the nation, there are screening rooms and movie theaters of all sizes for easy rental. Many are spaces that are centuries old, with architectural flourishes and storied histories stretching back to Chicago's founding. Others are pop-up spaces or repurposed retail outlets in need of some appreciation. Regardless, you have a lot of great options to choose from in the Windy City.
One of Chicago's most famous theaters is The Auditorium Theatre, a major event venue located in the heart of downtown. The building has been a part of the city's history for over 130 years and is an architectural wonder. Marble mosaics, European-style murals, ornamental carpeting, and other additions make this the most elegant theater in the city. People regularly hold auditions, conferences, movie screenings, and other events in The Auditorium Theatre when only the very best will suffice.
Another option is FACETS, a non-profit organization emphasizing the use of film and other media to encourage conversations about critical issues and inspire community action. FACETS offers their screening room for private and public event rentals at a reasonable rate. Seating is available for up to 126 guests.
If you and your friends are eager to enjoy a new motion picture release without the crowds, why not rent an entire movie theater for yourselves? How about hosting your private screening at any of the Cinemark theaters scattered throughout the Chicagoland area. You can hold your very own private movie screening for up to 20 guests. Rentals also include discounts on popcorn and drinks, ensuring your private blockbuster party is well equipped with snacks. Other movie theaters in the region offering space for private viewing include Hollywood Boulevard Cinema, Picture Show Entertainment, and Marcus Theaters. In short, you've no shortage of good options when looking for a movie theater rental in Chicago.

Reviews for theaters

Justin N.
Wrigleyville theater with full multi media capabilities
This was our second year using this theater space. The woman that manages the space was great to work with. So flexible and accommodating. And we had quite an ask. 32 kids in a student performance, ages 9-14. Great experience...
Aaron P.
Wrigleyville theater with full multi media capabilities
event, everyone was very helpful with keeping things running smoothly and ensuring our guests had a great time. We really appreciated working The Newport Theater and hope to have a show/event with them again soon...
Megan L.
Stunning Chicago Classic in Lakeview
We had a great experience with Bill and Chicago Theater Works! Bill was incredibly helpful in ensuring that the space was set up for us. Everything from the technology to the bar ran smoothly and professionally to help make our event a success. Plus the space was decorated very nicely...
Max G.
Stunning Chicago Classic in Lakeview
Chicago Theater Works was the PERFECT venue. Everything was included, the tables, chairs, linens, staff, all the rooms, kitchen, trash and clean up, and sound system. It was such a smooth and easy process working with Bill. He was friendly and professional from day 1 of planning through the day...
Kelly L.
Stunning Chicago Classic in Lakeview
Everyone at Chicago Theater Works was amazing! So helpful, kind, and organized- not to mention extremely friendly. They made everything so easy and were there for everything we needed. Overall such a great space! Perfect place for our wedding reception, but also such a versatile space I could see...
Sheri H.
Stunning Chicago Classic in Lakeview
Chicago Theater Works was phenomenal to work with and I attribute a large part of the "success" of my Masquerade Ball birthday party to their professionalism as well as providing the ambiance I was looking for. I searched high and low for a place that was not only beautiful, but...
Lauren C.
Stunning Chicago Classic in Lakeview
loved working with the staff at Chicago Theater Works! They were responsive, helpful, and wanted to make sure our event was just what we were wanting. The space is wonderful for a small to medium sized event. We got tons of comments on it and asking how we found it...
Randall W.
Stunning Chicago Classic in Lakeview
Another great experience at Chicago theater Works! Hard to say anything that I have an already mentioned in another review but once again the facility and staff were top notch. I definitely recommend...