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Pickwick Theatre, Park Ridge

Categories: Movie Theaters, Fun & Games
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
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  • I had an enjoyable visit to see a Meryl Streep pix. Comfortable & pleasant experience. I was in the smaller rear theater. Loved the physical theater image. 
  • for a taste of old nostalgia in downtown Park Ridge you have to try the Pickwick Theatre , in immaculate condition and provides a perfect setting for a great movie 
  • love the Pickwick, the seats are comfortable and always enjoy the movies. This is an historical landmark and redone to everyone's enjoyment 
  • Old school theater with beautiful art deco. Main theater has nice seats. Be sure to check out the ceiling in the main theater. They have great matinĂ©e prices. The back theaters are okay. Nothing special, but do the trick for movies that have been out a while. They seem to hire good staff as well.
  • I truly enjoy having The Pickwick as part of my community. Besides showing quality films at reasonable prices, the theatre hosts many community events and live concerts. The owners have done an outstanding job with keeping the inside and outside of this historic building fresh and family friendly. It is a community asset. Well done!
  • I went here about a week ago, but before that I had tried to see a movie there about a month before. I am sitting for two young children, who I took with me. When I walked up to the main entrance of the pickwick, I thought it might be closed. BECAUSE THERE ARE NO SIGNS AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE which explain that there are back theatres. I admit that the stress of making sure the kids were following me may have caused me to miss the sign that pointed to the other theatres, but still!!!! There should be signs at the front entrance!!! Even the next time I went, which was about a week ago, I followed the sign which pointed to the back theaters, then entered the courtyard, AND SERIOUSLY??? No more signs, I could find the doors to the actual theatre!! Turns out that you have to take a right then a left, where you then see a small set of doors. But why is this place so obscure and difficult to find????? Just why??
  • I came here to see Capitan AAMERICA about a month ago and its just a great/cool building to go see a movie with your son. Tickets are at a great price and the seating is really comfy! Really bonded with my son great great place a must go!
  • You've heard of cheap-eats? Well, their matinee prices are cheap, cheap, cheapie! From time to time, they show pretty good movies here, but most movie selections are usually geared toward the little crumb-snatchers or tweens. The smaller theaters are really, really small. The chairs are comfortable and tilt back a bit. I find myself wondering why the largest theater seats 500 and is never sold out. The larger theater plays foreign movies (at a hefty price). I saw two foreign films here. They are romantic comedy-type movies and worthy of 4-stars. The larger theater also offers classical have a symphony orchestra that performs several times per year. Also, the larger theater offers classic black and white movies, from time to time. Also, the symphony orchestra performs in the larger theater. Beautiful classical concerts (reasonably priced tickets too). If you go here for a Saturday/Sunday matinee show be sure to sit away from the blue-haired crowd. These senior citizens can get very, very chatty and oftentimes loud (during the movie too). We are not interested in hearing about your knee or hip replacement surgery -- we don't care! I don't know what is more annoying -- a bunch of seniors who cannot be quiet or people who text throughout the entire movie! This theatre is located in charming downtown Park Ridge just off Touhy and Northwest Highway. It is also walking distance to the Metra train station. There is a FREE parking lot which you can enter off of Northwest Highway or a side street behind the theater (or even the side street by the Starbuck's and across the street from Panera Bread). This parking lot fills up quickly. However, if it is full, you can park for FREE at the Metra parking spots (on weekends only). The staff is always friendly (usually college kids or high school seniors selling tickets, popcorn, candy and refreshments). We enjoy going here for several reasons (1) It is inexpensive (2) there is ample FREE parking nearby (3) it is very easy to reach via the Metra, (4) there are many really good restaurant selections nearby (5) popcorn is always fresh (6) the washroom is always clean. My review is based on going here more than 20 times.
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