Century 12 Evanston and Century CineArts 6

1715 Maple Avenue,
Evanston, IL 60201

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rivest266 on November 10, 2016 at 5:51 pm

November 16th, 2000 grand opening ad can be found in the photo section.

R8teco on November 23, 2014 at 11:17 pm

Was here for the 1st. time Saturday and love it!!!

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on January 14, 2012 at 10:52 pm

The theatre opened on November 17, 2000

CSWalczak on February 9, 2011 at 11:04 am

A recent article about some problems with the new digital projectors: View link

cubdukat on December 17, 2010 at 5:13 pm

They had their last film presentation on Dec. 4, 2010. It was a midnight showing of Tim Burton’s “Batman.” The theatre is indeed all digital now. Not sure whether the xD screens are 4K, but the rest of the theatre is most likely 2K.

Tim O'Neill
Tim O'Neill on December 4, 2010 at 1:22 pm

Judging by the website for this theatre, it looks like it is all digital projection. Can anybody confirm that?

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on August 3, 2010 at 5:41 pm

I have been here several times and have never heard the train. It is across an alley and up a hill. So it isn’t quite the Blues Brothers effect.

Anway, whatever sound-proofing they did seems to get the job done.

allysonwatts on June 6, 2010 at 5:02 am

ELS Architects in Berkeley, California designed the Century 12/Cinearts 6 Theater & Retail while working with DeStefano in Chicago. I’m hoping that the soundproofing details managed to silence the trains? How did that work out?

GFeret on October 30, 2009 at 11:39 am

Pro’s: film title selection always includes a couple titles in very limited release (some other theatres should have this variety;
bargain matinee prices, best buy is 1st show of the day;
free parking in lot across Maple St (my girlfriend reminds me to validate my parking ticket in the little machine at theatre);

one Con; restrooms for the theatres one must walk a distance and through the dining area! What is this, didn’t they ever have to go real bad and not want to miss anything? Sheesh.

CinemarkFan on September 19, 2009 at 1:59 am

According to this link, this theater is opening a Cinemark “Extreme Digital” auditorium on November 6th. I’ve seen photos of their new creation, and it looks pretty good. It’s no IMAX or 70mm, but it appears to be better than the LIEMAX screens that AMC is opening up. I know I will most certainly be making the trek to Evanston when it opens.

KenC on August 25, 2009 at 9:50 pm

The seating capacity for the Century 12 auditoriums : #1 has 417 seats, #2-397, #3-120, #4-283, #5-283, #6-152, #7-103, #8-not posted, #9-103, #10-110, #11-not posted, and #12 has 178 seats. 2146+ seats. Add the 877 seats in the CineArts section,3,023+ seats.

KenC on June 22, 2009 at 10:34 pm

The seating capacity for the CineArts 6 is 877. Auditorium 13 has 194 seats, #14 -144, #15 -91, #16 -102, #17-155, and #18-191.

DimitriusStrong on December 17, 2006 at 10:29 pm

Whups, not “cricket” but “grasshopper”. :)

DimitriusStrong on December 17, 2006 at 10:28 pm

This is the only place I can get someone to fix me a “cricket” drink properly. My last memory of this place is shelling out $9.50 for the disappointing “Superman Returns” this past summer.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on November 22, 2006 at 9:44 pm

Century is now part of Cinemark.

Broan on November 17, 2006 at 12:56 pm

Here is a recent photo.

CinemarkFan on May 24, 2006 at 10:53 am

Pinkgrrl: Can you tell me what kind of food they have at the food court area? I plan to go here this weekend.

pinkgrrl on May 24, 2006 at 9:46 am

I love this theatre and drive considerably out of my way to see movies here. They have an extensive food court area, large roomy theatres (even in the arts/independent section) and I enjoy the fact that there is the option of seeing Hollywood or Independent films in the same place. Afterwards, there’s always the jazz lounge in the building – to relax and discuss the movie with friends…

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 16, 2006 at 5:49 am

The Century Theatres Evanston megaplex was designed by the San Diego architectural firm, Fehlman LaBarre. It contains 3400 seats.

kimel0001 on March 22, 2005 at 3:01 am

Located adjacent to Northwestern University. Very comfortable velour cloth seating and a great sound system.