Monday, October 5, 2009

Check out the Glen Art Theatre

The Glen Art Theatre, located in downtown Glen Ellyn, has been around since the early 1920s. A combination of popular (The Hangover, Julie & Julia), indie (The Hurt Locker, Food, Inc.) and foreign films (Tell No One, The Class) are shown here. This theater used to have only one screen but the current owners, who bought the Glen Art in the 1980s, divided it into four smaller screens. I like the reasonable ticket prices: $5 before 5 PM and $7 after 5 PM. Another nice thing about the Glen Art is the absence of annoying commercials and endless trailers; at most I've seen one or two trailers play before the scheduled movie begins. To top it all off, Glen Ellyn is a fun town to wander around; I recommend stopping by Honey (499 N. Main Street; 630-469-0000) on your way to or from a movie. Honey serves delicious organic food, including many vegetarian options, and to die for cupcakes. Plus, everyone who works there is super nice.

So, if you're in the Glen Ellyn area and want to check out a different movie theater stop by the Glen Art!

The Glen Art Theatre
540 Crescent Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL
Glen Art website