An alternative to high-priced theater chains, with ticket prices at about half the price. Some releases are a few week's behind other theaters' openings, but still current. Main, art-deco era theater in front is very large and beautiful, but showing its age and in need of a bit of sprucing up. Smaller theaters in back offer more movies to choose from, but they are a bit cramped and with small screens that can be a little clastrophobic. Parking can be challenging in downtown Park Ridge at peak times on weekends (there is no theater-only lot), and the ticket counter often has waits, so arrive a few minutes early.