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Where in the world can you see films from Asia, France, Germany, Italy, Israel, Africa and India? Where can you see films made for women by women?
The Wilmette Theatre shows quality movies that you can't see anywhere else. We rely on donors and sponsors to cover about 30% of our operating expenses, as well as needed building repairs and renovations.

Please consider a donation to the Theatre to keep our vibrant programming alive and growing.  Our system only allows us to set up fixed amount donations.  If you would like to donate a different amount please contact the Theatre at info@wilmettetheatre.com or call our office at 847-251-7424.  Checks can be mailed to:  Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette, IL  60091.

Buy Tickets - Saturday, December 31 @ 11:59PM

Friday Funnies at the Mette

Friday Funnies at the Mette

Come laugh with some of Chicago's hottest local comedians, hosted by Jenniffer Weigel.
No two shows are ever the same. Don't miss the fun.
Tickets $15 for 1 or 2 for $25 in advance.
$20 at the door.
This Friday, the comedians will include a great selection of well know Chicago comedians.  James Anthony Zoccoli, who is a Chicago native (You might have seen him in Chicago Fire!) Richard Laible, Peter Lipsey, Kenny Metroff and Sally Edwards.  
Richard Laible, who spent 10 years with Chicago's legendary "The Second City" improvisational theater, is "funny enough to cause seizures," -screen magazine 
Kenny Metroff  performs stand-up comedy all around the Chicagoland and Midwest. His brand of storytelling and absurd non-sequitur humor resonates with audiences of all ages. 
Sally Edwards is a talented humorist and clean comedian.  Sally has appeared on numerous television shows including A&E's "Comedy on the Road", Showtimes' "Comedy Club Network"and WGN-TV and NBC-TV morning shows.  She is a frequent guest on WGN Radio. 
Wilmette local, Peter Lipsey, "leaves his intelligent, literate, and sharp audiences laughing well after the show is over," Wilmette Beacon J
James Anthony Zoccoli (JAZ) has performed on the stages of Chicago Shakespeare, Lakeside Shakespeare, Live Bait, Next Theatre, Collaboraction and as an ensemble member of the Strawdog Theatre Company.  He wears many other hats as a creator/writer/producer/announcer for “The Game Show Show…& Stuff!” which was named “Best Late Night” 2 years in a row by Chicago Magazine.

This Friday, the comedians will include a great selection of well know Chicago comedians.  James Anthony Zoccoli, Richard Laible, Peter Lipsey, Kenny Metroff and Sally Edwards. 

Buy Tickets - Friday, July 1 @ 8:00 PM

Buy Tickets - Friday, August 12 @ 8:00 PM

Conversations with Weigel: Echo Bodine

Echo Bodine first discovered she was born with psychic abilities and the gift of healing at the age of 17. Her abilities include clairvoyance (seeing), clairaudience (hearing), clairsentience (sensing), and clairgustance (smell). She took psychic classes for two years and practiced on friends and family for twelve years before beginning her full time practice as a psychic, healer and ghostbuster in 1979.

In 1981, Echo began teaching classes on psychic development and spiritual healing. She has appeared on numerous national television shows including Sally Jesse Raphael, Sightings, Beyond with James Van Praagh, NBC’s The Other Side, Un-explained Mysteries, NBC’s Today Show, A&E, and Encounters. Paranormal Borderline did a feature story on her family, calling them the “world’s most psychic family”.

Echo hosted her own cable TV show called New Age Perspectives for two years, and co-hosted the The Edge TV. She also had her own radio show on FM107 in Minneapolis for 3 years called Intuitive Living, and Paramount Pictures solicited her services for the promotion of the movie Ghost.

From 2003 to the present Echo has been the director of The Center for Spiritual Development where she teaches numerous classes on spiritual development, living by intuition, ghost busting, psychic development and laying on hands healing classes. In 2010 she began doing on-line psychic development classes with instructor Leigh Hopkins of the Viva Institute in Brazil.

Buy Tickets - Monday, July 18 @ 7:00 PM

Conversations with Weigel: Thomas John

Conversations With Weigel:  A Series Exploring Spiritual Enlightenment

Jen interviews Thomas John 

Back by popular demand – journalist Jenniffer Weigel interviews Thomas John, the Manhattan Medium, author of "Never Argue With A Dead Person – True and Unbelievable Stories from the Other Side." Enjoy a fascinating conversation and interact with this well-known medium making a rare appearance in the Chicago area.  Thomas will answer audience questions and conduct selected readings.  These programs sell out so buy your tickets early!

Tickets $35 in advance, $40 at the door.


Buy Tickets - Thursday, July 28 @ 7:00 PM

Big The Musical

Big is a perfect show for audiences of all ages! Josh Baskin is sick of being awkward, out of place, undervalued, and unseen as a teenager. At a carnival, he makes a wish to the Zoltar machine to become “big”.  To his shock, his wish is granted and he is forced to dive into a world that he is not quite ready for.  Leaving his worry sickened parents behind as they search for their baby boy, Josh battles to secure a foothold in an adult word.  He secures a job, spends his first nights on his own in the big city and experiences the pangs, obstacles, and decisions of love.  In the end he discovers there’s much more to being an adult than he’s bargained for, and learns we must all grow up at our own pace, in our own time.   

Tickets $15 in Advance  Tickets $18 at the Door


Buy Tickets - Saturday, August 6 @ 1:00 PM

Buy Tickets - Sunday, August 7 @ 1:00 PM

Buy Tickets - Sunday, August 7 @ 4:00 PM

Conversations with Weigel: Gail Thackray

Gail Thackray is an exceptional spiritual healer. Gail will be demonstrating healing on audience volunteers but many people report miraculous healing just from attending Gail’s events. Gail is a medical intuitive and also a psychic able to pass messages on from loved ones on the other-side. She will connect you directly to the energy of the enlightened beings that work through her so you can experience this yourself. Through her powerful group meditation people report spontaneous healings and life changing experiences. 

Gail was raised in Yorkshire, England and prides herself on having kept her English down-to-earth sensibility.  Gail lectures at events worldwide, doing live appearances as a healer, medium, and educator. When at home in Los Angeles, she writes, lectures, and teaches about mediumship, healing, animal communication, manifesting, and other aspects of spirituality.

Buy Tickets - Thursday, August 18 @ 7:00 PM

Parking: You’ll find plenty of easy, free parking in Wilmette’s Village Center. In addition to no time-limit, on-street parking in the evening, there are parking lots across from and behind the Wilmette Theatre. Also within a short walk are parking lots behind Village Hall and the Metra Commuter Lots that are free and available in the evenings and weekends.