The Castle Theater
209 East Washington, Bloomington
Admission: $8.50 - $12.50
The Castle Theater is the area's only independently owned and operated movie theater and offers its patrons a unique and stylish alternative to the traditional movie going experience. Going to the movies should be an exciting event and while renovating the theater, we've tried to recapture some of that old time magic while adding some modern perks.
What sets the Castle apart from other theaters is what's in store for our guests once they walk through the door. The Castle is furnished with a variety of cafe tables, comfortable couches and love seats. A wide variety of movies will be shown, ranging from independent films to big Hollywood blockbusters. The original stage has been restored so that guests can enjoy bands and other live performances in an elegant and intimate setting.
Last but certainly not least, the Castle gives new meaning to the idea of "dinner and a movie" as we offer pizzas, sandwiches, desserts, as well as a wide variety of beers and wines.
209 North St., Normal
(309) 454-9722 or 454-9720
National Register of Historic Sites Located in downtown Normal, the Normal Theater opened in 1937 and was the first theater built in Bloomington-Normal specifically for sound films. The Normal Theater has been completely restored to its original condition. In addition to showing classic movies and art films to audiences, the theater is used for a variety of activities including music performances, group outings and meetings. The exterior of the theater looks today much like it did when it first opened. The strong art-deco/modern design was then very avant-garde for a small Illinois town.