Block's in house cinema screens classic and contemporary films and is dedicated to providing the Northwestern campus, the North Shore and Chicago with a quality venue for cinema. The Block's cinema is sponsored in part by a generous gift from James B. Pick and Rosalyn M. Laudati.

Current Series

I Am Not Your Negro

New Docs

A film series surveying the contemporary field of professional documentary with filmmakers present for Q&A. Co-presented by Northwestern’s MFA in Documentary Media program.

Nigeria in Self-Conversation: The Films of Femi Odugbemi

In collaboration with the Program of African Studies the Block hosts Lagosian filmmaker and leader of the Nollywood film industry, Femi Odugbemi.
Hans Richter, Filmstudie, 1926

Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation 2017

The Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation returns to the Block Cinema for its eighth annual festival.The 2017 program includes work by Hans Richter, Barbara Hammer, Pat O’Neill, Run Wrake, and more.


Unless otherwise noted:

  • $4.00 for Northwestern University faculty, staff and students with valid WildCARD; students from other schools with valid college/university ID; seniors 60 and older
  • $6.00 for the general public
  • $20.00 for a quarterly pass

Doors open thirty minutes prior to showtime. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early to purchase your tickets.

Films are screened in the Block Museum’s Pick-Laudati Auditorium. See Directions and Parking for information on how to get to the Museum. Parking is free in the lot south of the Block after 4 p.m. weekdays and all day on weekends.