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CCS summer updates!

Hello Everyone! Hope that you all are having a great summer thus far. We just wanted to provide some brief updates as to what the Chicago Cinema Society has been up to as of late. As you may know, the Patio Theater is semi-closed over the summer due to inability to fund repairs to their […]

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The Chicago Cinema Society presents Brandon Cronenberg’s debut feature ANTIVIRAL!

The Chicago Cinema Society is bringing Brandon Cronenberg’s brilliant debut feature Antiviral to The Patio Theater for an exclusive theatrical run on: April 19th thru April 24th 9:00 pm daily Tickets: $7.00 This is one of the very best horror/sci-fi films of the year, and is not to be missed on the big screen! Syd […]

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RIKI-OH: THE STORY OF RICKY (35mm print) hosted by The Chicago Cinema Society

The Chicago Cinema Society was formed out of our immense love for cinema. We have been very fortunate to have been able to track down and screen 35mm prints for films that we love that have been thought to be lost and/or no longer exist. On April 13th, we will be sharing with you one […]

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BIRDEMIC 2: THE RESURRECTION (Chicago Premiere!) with Director James Nguyen in attendance!

The late night cult sensation is back! The Chicago Cinema Society at The Patio Theater is excited to present the Chicago premiere of BIRDEMIC 2: THE RESURRECTION!!! Also, director James Nguyen and producer Jeff Gross will be in attendance for Q&A. Come on out and meet the creators of Birdemic, you know you have questions […]

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IF YOU MEET SARTANA, PRAY FOR YOUR DEATH (35mm print) hosted by The Chicago Cinema Society.

The Chicago Cinema Society at the Patio Theater is proud to present a special screening of the Spaghetti Western classic “If You Meet Sartana, Pray for Your Death” on Friday, April 5th at 10 p.m.! This 1968 film will be shown from the best color and condition 35mm print on the planet earth which was used […]

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THE WARRIORS (35mm print) Hosted by The Chicago Cinema Society at The Patio Theater.

The Chicago Cinema Society at The Patio Theater presents two special screenings of Walter Hill’s classic <i>The Warriors</i> in 35mm on Friday, March 22nd and Monday, March 25th! Come out to see <i>The Warriors</i> as it was meant to be seen, at the most beautiful theater in Chicago! This will be the first Chicago Cinema […]

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WILLOW (25th anniversary remastered DCP!) hosted by Chicago Cinema Society at The Patio Theater.

The Chicago Cinema Society is proud to present an exclusive weekend of screenings of the newly-remastered DCP of Ron Howard’s 1980s Fantasy classic Willow March 2nd, 3rd and 4th! 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of this family favorite, and Lucasfilm is celebrating with a new Blu-ray release and limited engagement screenings of this newly remastered […]

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VANISHING WAVES (Chicago Premiere) hosted by The Chicago Cinema Society at The Patio Theater.

The Chicago Cinema Society is proud to present the CHICAGO PREMIERE of Vanishing Waves, the film that swept the Fantastic Fest 2012 awards, winning: Best Picture, Best Director (Kristina Buozyte), Best Screenplay (Bruno Samper, Kristina Buozyte) and Best Actress (Jurga Jutaite). Synopsis from Artsploitation Films: “A bold, visionary work of science fiction cinema that recalls […]

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THE OTHER SIDE OF SLEEP (Chicago Premiere) hosted by The Chicago Cinema Society at The Patio Theater.

The Chicago Cinema Society is proud to present the CHICAGO PREMIERE of writer/director Rebecca Daly’s feature film debut The Other Side of Sleep! This haunting, understated drama features Antonia Campell Hughes in a quietly powerful lead performance. Synopsis from the Factory25 site: “Arlene (Hughes) is a ghost in her own life. She lives in a […]

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DRAGON (aka: WU XIA) hosted by The Chicago Cinema Society at the Patio Theater.

The Chicago Cinema Society is incredibly proud to be able to host  two screenings of the incredibly underrated DRAGON (aka: Wu Xia) at The Patio Theater! This was easily one of our favorite new martial arts films of last year starring DONNIE YEN and, one of our absolute favs, JIMMY WANG YU giving an amazingly […]

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