Accessibility at Cinema/Chicago

Physical Accessibility

The theaters that we will use for the 58th Chicago International Film Festival, which include the AMC River East 21, the Music Box Theatre, and the Gene Siskel Film Center, are all physically accessible. There are ground level/no-step entrances at each location and elevators to upper levels when applicable. There is wheelchair seating, wheelchair-accessible restrooms, and water fountains at each venue. Furthermore, there is directional signage throughout the theaters.

Venues for additional programming, including the Summer Screenings Program typically held at the Chicago Cultural Center, are also physically accessible in the lobbies, public areas, and theaters, and they offer wheelchair-accessible entrances, elevators, seating, restrooms, and water fountains. There is directional signage throughout the Cultural Center. Columbia College Chicago, which hosts our year-round education screenings, also has a no-step building entrance, elevators to the theater, and wheelchair-accessible seating.

Programmatic Accessibility

Our foreign-language films will have English subtitles, and we will provide ASL interpreters when requested. When technologically compatible, Assisted Listening devices will be made available. Films that offer closed/open captioning are publicized on film pages. Additionally, we plan to offer closed captioning for virtual discussions and Q&As.

We will include information on our website and in our printed materials about public contact information for requesting accommodations. All programmatic information is accessible through electronic materials on our website.