Newly-renovated Cassidy Theater hosting free screenings at Chicago Cultural Center

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Friday, June 24, 2022
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Claudia Cassidy Theater, located on the second floor of the Chicago Cultural Center, has just unveiled its new look.

After a yearlong renovation project, the theater now has new seats, technology upgrades, improved stage lighting and more.

If you want to check them out, the theater hosts free screenings year round.

A sample of planned events can be found below. The full schedule is available at

2022 Summer Screenings Program

Wednesdays, July 13 - September 21 at 6:30 pm

-July 13: Small Country: An African Childhood/Petit pays (France)

-July 20: Memories of My Father/El olvido que seremos (Colombia)

-July 27: The Legend of Molly Johnson (Australia)

-August 3: Marian Anderson: The Whole World in Her Hands (USA)

-August 10: The Book of Fish/Jasan-eobo (South Korea).

-August 17: Poupelle of Chimney Town/Entotsu machi no Puperu (Japan)

-August 24: Let It Be Morning/Vayehi Boker (Israel)

-August 31: I Don't Wanna Dance (The Netherlands)

-September 7: Chen Uen (Taiwan)

-September 14: ear for eye (United Kingdom)

-September 21: My Father Marianne/Min pappa Marianne (Sweden)

Short Films: Dancing with Disability

Saturday, July 23, 2022, 1 pm - 5 pm

For the Left Hand

Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 6 pm

Live at Mister Kelly's

-Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 6 pm

Autumn Moon Festival & Opening Day of Asian Pop-up Cinema Film Festival

Saturday, September 10, 2022, 10 am - 5 pm

Chicago Made Professional Development Series

Thursday, July 14, 2022, 5:30 pm - 7 pm

-"Backstory", an interactive panel discussion that takes a deep dive into the backstories of several Chicagoans who have made a name for themselves in the entertainment industry.