|Address:||540 Crescent Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, USA|
We had a terrible experience there tonight. We were the ONLY people in the theater and it was freezing cold. We asked the person working there who said he was the manager to turn up the heat twice. He said he did but it was still freezing cold. First he said it was an old building and it would take a long time to heat up. I was so cold that I had a big coat on, a coat over my lap and was drinking a hot drink to try to stay warm. I got a sore throat in there it was so cold. So we finally told the manager that we had to leave because it was too cold to stay. He refused to give us our money back. He then refused to turn up the heat. As I said, first he said that it was an old building and it would take a long time to heat up. Then he changed his story and said if he turned up the heat the OTHER people would be uncomfortable. I reminded this guy that WE were the ONLY people there !!! Then he made the ridiculous comment that if he turned up the heat that the people TOMORROW would be too warm. He just didnt want to turn up the heat because we were the only ones there and didnt care that I was freezing. He was acting like a total jerk and just wanted to give us a hard time. My friend told him that hes been going to that theater for over 20 years and the manager could have cared less. So we didnt get to see the movie, we didnt get a refund and he wouldnt turn up the heat. I will NEVER go there again as long as that manager is there. Its an old cold theater with a disgustingly rude manager who is too cheap to turn on the heat and doesnt care that the customers are extremely uncomfortable.
I hate to be this guy. Im usually very easily pleased and Ive only walked out on one movie my entire life. Last night I was close to walking out again. My wife and I and some friends went to the Tivoli Theater in Downers Grove to see Lincoln but it was packed by the time we got there. We had been to Tivoli once before to see Argo for $5 and we were blown away. The live organ player before the show and the look and feel of the theater was amazing. Not to mention its only $5. So when we heard it was packed, we decided to go to Glen Ellyn Art Theater. It was a small little theater with a small screen. The theater was dirty and kind of crummy. The movie started and the sound was faint and thin. It sounded like only the front speakers were on. I went to speak to the manager to let him know and he went to take a look. Nothing ever changed. Even my wife and friends said it sounded bad and it was hard to hear the dialogue. For $7, it is not only blown away by Tivoli in comparison, it was probably my worst movie going experience to date. If youre looking for a beautiful theater compared to the run of the mill, dont go here. We will never go back. Save your time and money and go to Tivoli instead.
We have been going to the Glen for years. They always have an interesting selection of movies, a charming atmosphere, and it has a great little downtown location. Ive always noticed the same manager working the booth but never had much interaction with him. At our last outing to the Glen, one of my children became very sick. This man was so kind to us and completely non- judgmental of the mess we made in his theater, he was genuinely concerned that my baby was okay and even allowed us to come back so she could see her movie all the way through. I will ALWAYS choose the Glen over the big generic fancy theaters that are cropping up all over. Good people work here and have contributed a wonderful little gem in our community, we are so grateful to have this theater and look forward to many, many more films in the future!
A Private User
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We have been coming to the Glen Art since moving to Glen Ellyn 23 yrs ago. The current owner has recently upgraded to digital projection and 7.1 sound making a great improvement. Other than Evanston, there are few theaters in the suburbs that bring in small distribution-art-specialty films and it is a joy to see these offerings without traveling far. A small gem in a small community. Just saw "Finding Vivian Maier" there.
This vintage theater in downtown Glen Ellyn is a great value and always shows the movies youll want to see. Matinees are $5, even on weekends. Parking is available in city lots for a minimal amount. There is three hour free parking on the street. It is near several restaurants and coffee shops. This is not a rerun house. Ill be going there today to see a new release.
Love the Glen these days. They get first showing top movies plus smaller art films that other theaters do not get and have afternoon and evening showtimes daily. Cannot go wrong with a trip to the Glen for a good movie. And, they are improving sound and decor all the time. Hope they remain in GE forever.
It is a gem! With the new digital picture and sound systems, the viewings are always good, but the best thing is its location. You can have dinner at an interesting restaurant and see a movie, or see a movie and have a coffee or a beer afterward, all within a couple of pedestrian-friendly blocks.
This place is adorable and no-nonsense if you want to see a movie with some friends, have some popcorn, and enjoy a historical theatre. Im almost 30 and my dad used to ride his bike to this theatre when he was a kid. Saw Star Wars Rogue One here and it was terrific.
i was there two weeks ago and there where two people in the back of me when i started talking he listened to the other but its a great old movie theater i love it i love all the movies that they have there but studio movie grill is way better
A Private User
THE ONLY PLACE FOR ME TO TAKE MY WIFE AND ENJOY A GREAT MOVIE POPCORN AND MOST OF ALL THE HISTORY OF THE GLEN. HOPEFULLY WHAT HAPPENED TO THE DUPAGE THEATRE IN LOMBARD WILL NEVER HAPPEN TO THE GLEN. IT IS JUST SO BEAUTIFUL.THANK YOU DON MASON
Leonard Blair Jr.
Small theater. Awkward staff. Feels like youre at one of those local small scale movie theaters in a movie. Good if you just want a theater to see a particular movie and dont really care about the experience
A very nostalgic place, this old movie theatre feels like it hasnt changed since it was built in the early 1920s. The lobby is great, and so is the walk down a long narrow hallway to your seat.