The New 400 Updates: 

for the holidays!
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 18-20 from 3-7pm
Closed December 25
Saturday, and Sunday, December 26 and 27 from 3-7pm
Closed January 1
Saturday and Sunday, January 2 and 3 from 3-7pm
Popcorn, soda, candy (2 for 1), and gift cards will be available.
The lobby will be open and we look forward to seeing you!

Good News/Bad News From The New 400.

First for the good news:
We have had over 900 rental requests and are finally caught up on the list! We have managed to keep the lights on in the longest operating movie theater in Chicago with your support during a pandemic.

Now for the bad news:
Unfortunately, as of Friday, November 20, 2020, per the orders of Governor Pritzker, movie theaters are required to close. Again. For now.

What does this mean? If you have a private screening at The New 400, we have to postpone it until the Governor moves us back to phase four as a statewide mandate.

We have paused all new bookings for the time being and are contacting customers in two-week blocks hoping that we can reopen soon.


  • We can reschedule. We are booking dates into May of 2021 so we can for sure find you another date. You will be on the “A” list for rebooking as soon as we are able to do so. There is no date set to move back into phase four.
  • Mail you a New 400 gift card.
  • Refund your payment.

If you have rented from us, please let us know how you would like to proceed.

Thanks for your support,

Scott Holtz
General Manager
(773) 856-5977
Temporary office hours 10-5 Monday – Friday


Getting Here


Neighborhood parking on weekends is unrestricted on all side streets. Parking is always available. All day garage parking located at the intersection of Sheridan Rd. and Arthur Rd.

Red Line - Bus

The Loyola Station of the CTA Red Line is also conveniently located at Sheridan Rd. and Arthur Rd. The theater is located 3 blocks north on Sheridan Rd.

Take the 147 route up Sheridan road to the corner of Columbia and Sheridan and you are here! 

Bike - Divvy

There are bike racks located outside the theater to safely lock your bike to during the film.

Divvy station on Columbia and Sheridan, just around the corner. 

Electric Scooters

There are bike racks located outside the theater to safely lock the scooter to during the film. There tend to be a few parked in the neighborhood at all times for a ride home.


The theater is located on Sheridan 3 blocks north from Loyola’s LakeShore Campus.