Chatham 14 Theaters Movie Showtimes

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210 West 87th Street

Chicago IL 60620 map


Accessible to Disabled Audiences

Prices:adult: 9.50, senior: 7.00, child: 7.00

User reviews on Chatham 14 Theaters

  • 1
    The person commenting on the embellished comments is ABSOLUTELY true! I just made the following comments on another site and searched further and found the one about the embellished comments! …………THIS place still SUCKS! Watch this, if you give a bad review, one of the owners will give a good review. How do I know? I've noticed that "every other" is a good one! Reviews generally aren't reported that way. Trust me, the people who like this place don't do reviews online, they generally don't write anything but graffiti on buildings!
  • 1
    I commented B4 previously. I noticed that there's are a few ppl tryin' 2 talk the theatre up with embellished, undeserved nice comments, but trust me these individuals know better (in other words they're too embarassed to point out the faults). Everyone on the far south side knows this theatre is trash. I am a black man and proud of it, but not ashamed to point out the flaws here. And half of the ppl tryin' 2 talk up for the theater probably helps to contribute to it's noise pollution themselves, and feel just as targeted by the negative coomments as the theater is and feel the need to defend themselves (and ofcourse, the theatre).

    I used to be a very avid customer @ this theatre when they first opened @ the end of 1997, til summer 2001 when I had an altercation with security (I only been back once since then, in 2007). I give em they're props for showcasing small independent black movies, but that's about as far as it goes. The theatre doesn't 1/2 to be in 100% stone silence, but the patrons are excessively loud, rude, ignorant, and inconsiderate (what can you expect, you're in the hood, you can't control how ppl act), the customer service is horrible (especially by security). And for a lonnng time, they wouldn't show any movies past 10pm because @ one point, ppl were gettin' mugged after leaving the theatre, so you can forget about catching a late Thursday/early Friday morning 12:01 am flick. At that time, the theatre is probably ending it's last remaining movies and closing up. Bottom line, if you pay out around $25 to go to a movie, you wanna enjoy yourself.

    I heard something recently about the 87th street ICE theatre now being under new management or something... if that is the case (and if they have a different vision than the previous managers) I wish em' good luck, hopefully they can work out the bugs, if so, word of the theatre's improved will eventually spread, just as the negative talk did. But in the meantime, it'll still be a GOOOD lil' while B4 I feel like experimenting them again.
  • 5
    all these negative comments must be about some phantom theater. been going there for years and will continue. the staff is pleasant and professional. the popcorn is excellent - not topped with that slimy, nasty yellow stuff other theaters use. the theater is clean and the atmosphere is congenial. the theater embraces the community with special events which are fun, educational and inspirational. the theater's history could be a movie itself. check in with owner alisa starks for the skinny.
  • 3
    The theatre is not as bad as everyone is saying...well at least not from my experiences there.I can say for those of you who get intimidated by seeing too many black faces at one time this is not the place for you.It is located in a predominately black neighborhood so you are going to see a lot of black people.Other races kill me comin into our communities and venues and then call us ghetto..DEFINE GHETTO..? I frequently go out and mingle with all different nationalities and see some of the same behavior described in these reviews,sometimes worst so just to clarify things being GHETTO is a form of classless behavoir and has nothing to do with race.As far as people talkin in during the movie i did not experience that onmy visits there.Yes do do check your bags but me personally I don't have a problem with that.Just knowing that crazy people are everywhere and you don't kno when someone could act crazy it actually makes me feel more safe.
  • 5
  • 1
    it isnot the nicest place to go on a date with. The prices are some how on the high side. the employees are rude and unprofessional (ghetto). The restrooms and the butter stand for the popcorn are not kept clean. There are too many teenagers at night and loud too. If you want to enjoy a movie go else where or go there at your own risk.
  • 1
    ok.... now that everyone said whats negative about this place....what is the management going to do about it
  • 2
    .this theater is ghetto but its not THAT bad. when i go there i dont get bothered buy loud kids cuz im rite there with them. if somethin is funny in a movie ima laugh && tlk about it. i mean like just because grownups be borein && on dates n s***t dnt mean that we loud && ghetto yhu kno. butt anywayss prices are crazy ! llike 7 dollars is ridiculouss. FOR REAL. butt the food is good but jus high pricedd. now they have bigger icee cups for junior size && thats guddd. also the security is weak as hell. like me && my sister tried to see if when someone comes out the exit door if we cud come in thru that door && jus walk to a movie. YHU CAN. nobodies watchinn. its funny. but yeah thats all. :)
    .other than thatt its nicee.
  • 1
    They search your purse when you go in a movie, that ought to tell you something about the theatre, the moviegoers, what your experience will be.

    They should improve security, put people in every theatre for the rowdy kids, been friendly to the clients, and make the theatre and expectations classier.
  • 1
    The most ghetto-fied theater in all of Chicago. I didn't even know poor black folks still went to the show. It seems like something as old-fashioned as a multi-plex in an inner city neighborhood would be a finacial waste of an investment, especially with the mass quantity of bootleg peddlers that roams the streets of the ghetto. And half of the audience would've seen the movie at home already, and be narrating the plot and dialogue as the movie plays (don't cha' just hate that?) Well, when this place closes up (one day) all those droves bebe kids and their ghetto-fied (cellphonetalkingwhilethemovieisplaying) parents will start migrating to the downtown theaters out out to river oaks. I think they all deserve the scary movie treatment (assuming that all you readers know which part of the first scary movie I'm talking about.

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