Family movie series cures summer boredom
Classic Cinemas' Wednesday Morning Movie Series provides family fun at an affordable rate in Elmhurst, North Riverside, Downers Grove, St. Charles, Naperville and more
With school letting out for the summer soon, many children will be left with a lot of extra time on their hands. Luckily, Classic Cinemas, a family-owned business that owns and operates 13 theaters in the Chicago area, has a child’s Wednesday mornings covered through the summer.
Wednesday Morning Movie Series returns for another year, starting Wednesday, June 15 at various theaters. The movie series showcases PG-rated films geared toward children and families of all ages at an admission rate of only $1 per person. It runs for nine weeks, every Wednesday.
York Theatre in Elmhurst is a participating theater in the 2011 Wednesday Morning Movie Series. Assistant Manager Lesleigh Columbo says they receive anywhere from 600 to 800 people each Wednesday, including groups of children from area organizations.
“It gets crazy,” she says. “It’s something affordable for parents to take their kids to during the summer.”
The movie begins at 10 a.m. at each theater, but children can show up early (the doors open at 9 a.m.) and meet with some of their favorite characters in the lobby, as well as partake in games and activities.
Some of the movies to be shown during the movie series’ first week are “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” at Charlestowne 18 in St. Charles, “Nanny McPhee Returns” at North Riverside Mall Theatre in North Riverside, “Megamind” at Ogden 6 in Naperville, “Yogi Bear” at Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove and “Alpha & Omega” at York Theatre in Elmhurst. The movies alter week to week. On the last day of the series, a surprise movie will be shown at each theater.
For a full schedule of the movie series or to reserve seats for groups of 15 or more, visit www.classiccinemas.com.
Other participating Chicagoland theaters include Cinema 12 in Carpentersville, Elk Grove Theatre in Elk Grove Village, Fox Lake Theatre in Fox Lake, Lake Theatre in Oak Park, Lindo Theatre in Freeport, Paramount Theatre in Kankakee and Woodstock Theatre in Woodstock.