Art cinema in Chicago

Over the weekend, it occurred to me that I haven’t been to the movies in a great long time.  Of course, I’ve been watching stuff — Netflix, FearNet On-Demand, and so forth.

But, being in Chicago, I remembered that there was probably some pretty neat places to see interesting movies around here.  So I went looking on the web.  Here’s some that I found:

  • The Portage Theater (4050 N. Milwalkee Ave).  These guys seem cool.  They have showings of silent and classic films, and an organ for authentic silent film music!  Whoa!  If that wasn’t enough, they also have horror and sci-fi triple features once a month!
  • Music Box Theater (3733 N. Southport Ave.)  New-release independent cinema, along with some sweet classic midnight movies.  Buckaroo Bonzai?  On the big screen?  You betcha.
  • Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema (2828 N. Clark St.)  Straightforward art-house cinema.  At the moment, they happen to be running all the best-picture nominees.  Might be a good place to catch the more “mainstream” alternative cinema, for all the contradiction that sounds like.

Right.  So that’s something to do on the weekends.