Wilmette's entertainment destination, offering top quality first run and art films and a variety of live theater, concerts, comedy, and kids' shows.


The Wilmette Theatre is the premiere multi-arts and performance center anchoring the downtown business district by providing vibrant entertainment, education and enrichment for the community.

For more information about WTEP, please call (847) 251-7424.

The Grand Dame of Downtown Wilmette, the 99-year old Wilmette Theatre, is now a NOT-FOR-PROFIT that belongs to us, the residents of Wilmette, and she needs your help to remain the cultural anchor of our downtown.



The Wilmette Theatre needs DONATIONS.

The “old gal” has definitely seen better days. She is, after all, almost a hundred years old. We need basics such as new windows, new bathrooms, some paint and carpet, and better audio for cinema. There are plenty of other “needs” before we even begin to contemplate the “wants” or “would likes.” We hope you’ll share in our mission and make a tax-deductible donation of $25, $50, $100, … or more! Whatever you can spare. 

The Wilmette Theatre needs VOLUNTEERS.

Our theatre needs people who have expertise in everything from fundraising to web design to marketing to sawing & hammering. If you know how to do something, we could probably use your talents. We also need committee members who can give their time, energy, and ideas. 

The Wilmette Theatre needs you here – in the seats!

There’s a lot more going on here that you might realize. Not just movies. But also plays. Live comedy. Daytime lectures. Acting classes for all ages.
Enjoy being entertained right here. Not in a mall, but downtown. Our downtown. Go online and buy a ticket. You’ll not only get to see a fantastic show but you’ll also be adding vibrancy to a treasure that’s now truly ours.