2016 Venues

This year the festival will once again screen in two locations and we are delighted to be working with our friends at the Society for Arts| Gallery Theatre in Noble Square and The Logan Theatre in the heart of the Logan Square neighborhood which both offer unique cinema experiences.

Logan Theater sign
Logan Theater sign

The Logan Theatre, located at 2646 N. Milwaukee Avenue, has been a cultural landmark since 1915 when it opened as the Paramount Theatre.  The theatre has evolved over the decades keeping up with industry changes and today the theatre is a completely modernized venue with multiple screens, new comfortable seats, digital projectors, and a DOLBY sound system. Recent renovations brought back many of the stunning original Deco interiors that includes the box office, concession area with a full bar and a great lounge perfect for “Bar Talks” and special gatherings.

Logan Square is a great neighborhood for dining before and after the show including these spots: Lulu’s with an always amazing weekend brunch, Reno’s Pizza ranked #3 in Time Out Chicago’s best pizza 2015 and Q-Tine where “Memphis meets Montreal”.

Both the CTA Milwaukee Avenue Bus # 56 and the Blue Line stop at Milwaukee and Kedzie. There is metered street parking until 10pm on both sides of on Milwaukee, Emmett and Kedzie Avenues.

Two great parking apps: ParkChicago lets you pay those city meters and extend parking time from your phone without leaving your seat  and SpotHero helps you find great parking lots w/ great rates.

the Logan Theater
2646 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

society_for_the_artsThe Gallery Theatre, located at 1112 N. Milwaukee Avenue just south of Division, is a beautiful and intimate space to watch films. Originally built as a bank in 1920, the theater is now home to the Polish Film Festival in America, the International Documentary Film Festival and the Society for Arts. Throughout the year the Society presents an eclectic array of foreign films by promising new filmmakers and art exhibits that range from painting and sculpture to three dimensional. Many of the film screenings and art exhibits are  accompanied by gallery talks, lectures and workshops.  With stadium seating for 70 and a lovely reception area the Gallery Theater provides the perfect space for experiencing film with after screening Q & A’s, music and gatherings .

Milwaukee Avenue has metered parking until 10PM on the west side with free parking on the east side.  The Milwaukee CTA Bus # 56 stops at Milwaukee & Thomas Street (on request) and the subway’s Blue Line stops at Milwaukee and Division. There are a number of restaurants  just steps away from the theater including the Lovely: A Bake Shop  for coffee and pastries and Frontier which offers crafts beers and eclectic bar food with many more dining options along Milwaukee and Division.

Gallery Theater
1112 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60642