Marcus Chicago Heights Cinema

1301 Hilltop Avenue,
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

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Khnemu on July 2, 2018 at 12:13 pm

Currently listed as the Marcus Chicago Heights Cinema on the Marcus Theatres site:

Trolleyguy on May 17, 2016 at 3:57 pm

Now equipped with Dream Lounger reclining seats in all auditoriums. Website:

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on March 22, 2016 at 9:26 pm

Wasn’t there a Cineplex odeon in Chicago heights? Was this it?

filmteknik on February 15, 2016 at 9:52 am

Opened as a twin. I think it was a Jerry Lewis. But definitely two screens with the typical JL setup which was a pair of Ballantynes running big reels with automated changeover. Later cut into 4 screens. They already had 4 projectors so just added platters.

It opened if not the late 60’s then at least the early 70’s. I saw Jaws there.

As someone else said it was originally the Western-Lincoln. Later Western Heights.

Gene Buzzelli, are you out there?

CSWalczak on August 4, 2012 at 12:57 pm

The official website for this theater is:

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on August 4, 2012 at 11:55 am



The cinema is located near Western Avenue and Lincoln Highway.

Beadee on July 8, 2010 at 9:57 am

We still go every week w/ their $5 saver coupon. Despite the location, this place is safe and friendly. It continues to amaze me how sweet the staff of teens working box office and concession are.

Marcus has done a fine job maintaining it as a first run. there’s alway some promotion or midnight movie going on. I think this is what keeps the place fun.
Normally I love to complain about Chicago Heights, this place is one of my few exceptions. As long as they keep it clean and safe, we will keep blowing $20 at the concession stand.

MovieMan26 on February 21, 2004 at 8:19 am

This cinema originally opened with two screens back in the early 1980’s.