Facets Children’s Programs and the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

Facets Children’s Programs and the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival


Movie-Themed Birthday Parties and Events

Roll out the red carpet and celebrate your child’s birthday with the unique experience of a private screening in Facets’ cozy independent movie theater — an important part of Chicago’s cinematic history.

Make memories that will last a lifetime as you treat your guests to a movie of your choice on the big screen. Kids get a special glimpse behind the scenes as they wave to the projectionist and cue the movie to begin — “Lights, camera, action!”

We love introducing kids to the magic of movies. For 29 years, Facets has organized the annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival — the largest children’s film festival in North America!


Party Details

Duration: Two and a half hours

Location:  Facets Multi-Media, 1517 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
Facets Cinema and Upstairs Party Room (Capacity: 50 guests) 

Cost: $400 ($340 member price) 
Large theater space (Facets Cinema) and Upstairs Party Room

All party packages include:  

  • The movie of your choice presented on our big screen. 
  • Space to enjoy your food, cake, and presents. 
  • Birthday boy or girl’s name on the Facets outdoor marquee.
  • Free tickets to the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival for your goodie bags.
  • Movie-themed party invitation templates.
  • A copy of the Best of the Fest DVD for the birthday boy or girl. 
  • Two batches of popcorn (serves ##) from our popcorn machine. 

Frequently Asked Questions  


Contact us at parties@facets.org or 773-281-9075 ext. 3056



About Facets

Facets Multi-Media is a Chicago-based non-profit film organization founded in 1975. Facets’ mission is to preserve, to present and to distribute independent, world and classic film, and to educate adults and children in the art and legacy of film. For more information about Facets, visit facets.org.