Rentals and Private Events

PRIVATE SCREENINGS! 

Enjoy a film and some fun with friends and family. Just make your movie selection from our list of movies or bring in your favorite DVD/Blue-ray, and we’ll screen it just for you in our traditional theatre or the new living room. We'd be happy to host your next event, whether it's a kid's birthday party, wedding anniversary, graduation party, or anything you'd like to celebrate! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rental Fees:

Monday-Wednesday $350

Thursday- Sunday before 1:00pm: $350

Weekend party times options:

10:00am-12:00pm, 10:30am-12:30pm, or 11:00am-1:00pm 

Parties with more than 45 people will incur an additional fee of $100. 

A cleaning fee of $150 will be added to all parties with more than 35 people in attendance. 

Thursday-Sunday after 1:00pm:

Base fee of $450- subject to increase based on the needs of the event.

  Please reach out to the Program Director, Amy Falkowski, for more information.

amy@wilmettetheatre.com 

All rentals include a small popcorn for each guest and/or we can customize a concession package for you.

Outside food is allowed in restricted areas of the theatre with approval from theatre management. 

Rental FAQs:

Q. Can we bring in a movie or play a movie you already have? 

A. Your choice! Most people like to bring in a DVD or blue-ray, and many rent one from the library. But, if you'd like to play a feature we already have,

we can do that too.

Q. How long does it take to set up? 

A. About 15 minutes. Our theatre is small, and we can supply a fold out table, but other than that, it shouldn't take longer than 15 to set up your decorations.

Q. How long does it take to clean up?

A. As long as you need to return the theatre back to the way you found it! FYI- food fights take about an hour to clean up, so we highly discourage those.

Q. Will other rentals be happening at the same time? 

A. We do our best to stagger rentals, but there may be a time when your party is happening at the same time as another in the other theatre. 

Q. Do I need to stay in the theatre while the party is going on?

A. Yes! If you're hosting a group under 18 years of age, an adult/parent/guardian must be in the actual theatre (not the lobby) with the children at all times.

Q. Are rentals only for children's parties? 

A. Nope! Not at all! We host parties for all ages and for a variety of events, such as karaoke night, adult birthday parties, school events, fundraisers, anniversaries, graduation parties, and so much more.  

Q. Can we bring in outside food? 

A. With approval from the Program Director, and only in designated areas. We love pizza and cake as much as the next person, but not when we have to scrub it out of the chairs and carpet!! 

Q. How long is a typical rental? 

A. We book in 2 hour increments-anything longer than 2 hours would be an extra charge. 

Q. What is capacity?

A. We have two spaces-Theatre 1 (with fixed seats) seats 110. Theatre 2 (living room) holds 140, but we have seating for 45. We can bring in folding chairs for larger groups for an extra charge, or we can remove most of the furniture to fit your needs. 

Q. Why is a weekday fee so much less than the weekend afternoon/evening fee?

A. While we are an awesome venue ready to host a variety of events, we are still a movie theatre and often run our regular programming during those times. In order for us to cancel regular programming, we have to charge more. 

Q. How long does it take to hear back from someone at the Theatre? 

A. It can take up to 48 hours for us to return your email and/or phone call, but rest assured, we did receive your message and will get back to you as soon as we can.

FYI-The Theatre is closed on Wednesdays to give our hardworking staff a day off! 

 

Q. What COVID safety measures are in place?

A. Your safety, comfort and confidence come first. We continue to follow CDC and Cook County guidelines, and will adjust accordingly. 

Q. Can we decorate with balloons, signs and confetti?

A. Yes! Yes! NO!!! Feel free to decorate to your heart's desire with balloons and signs, but save the confetti and other sparkles for another space/time!