Marcus Chicago Heights Cinema

1301 Hilltop Avenue,
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

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Operated by: Marcus Theatres

Previously operated by: Jerry Lewis Cinemas

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Western-Lincoln Twin Cinemas, Western Heights Cinemas

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Marcus Chicago Heights Cinema

Opened as the Western-Lincoln Twin Cinemas in the early-1970’s. In the mid-1980’s it became a quad known as Western-Heights Cinemas. This theater was expanded to eight screens in the mid-1990’s. In 1998, its size was again increased, to fourteen screens. In 2000, the megaplex was taken over by the Marcus Theatres chain, and renamed the Marcus Chicago Heights Cinema. Each of the auditoriums features digital surround sound and stadium seating.

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Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

MovieMan26 on February 21, 2004 at 8:19 am

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

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.

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.

CSWalczak on August 4, 2012 at 12:57 pm

The official website for this theater is:

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?

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?

Trolleyguy on May 17, 2016 at 3:57 pm

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

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