Brrr! Winter is in full frosty swing here in the Windy City, and baby, it’s cold outside. Sure, we’re Chicagoans, and so it’s no great surprise when the wind chill drops below zero and your typical outdoor attire for a brisk walk to the ‘L’ begins to resemble that of an Arctic explorer trekking across the frozen tundra (only eyes exposed—that’s the key). But no matter how many chilly winters you endure in the Midwest, you never seem to be any more prepared the next time December rolls around.
As we enter 2014 and January and February seem to stretch before us, we begin to seek indoor activities to keep us entertained until the sun peeks out after its winter hibernation and begins to thaw the snow. This winter, what better way to beat the cold than by catching a movie? The movies provide inexhaustible indoor enjoyment, and when it comes to theater options in the city of Chicago, there’s no grander arena than Navy Pier IMAX! Get out of the cold, come down to the Pier, and catch a larger-than-life flick this winter! Parking rates are discounted through March 23, and we have plenty of spectacular features on the bill in the coming months.
If you haven’t caught The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug yet, you still have time! We’ll be running the second installment in this epic Tolkien trilogy well into January, so when you’re looking for something to fill that post-holiday lull, stop in at Navy Pier IMAX to catch this sensational cinematic saga of wizards, elves, dwarves, and dragons.
If you haven’t had your fill of fantasy as February begins to loom ahead, swing by again to see a showing of our next upcoming feature, I, Frankenstein! Based on a graphic novel, this action-packed fantasy film about a war between two immortal clans in an ancient city will begin showing in late January and is the perfect cure for those mid-winter blues.
Fans of the original 1987 science fiction film will be thrilled to discover that our next anticipated feature after that will be the contemporary remake of RoboCop! For die-hard RoboCop purists, rest assured; star Joel Kinnaman insists the new film is more than just a rehashing of the original material. How has director José Padilha reimagined this science fiction favorite? Visit us in February and find out!
As we Chicagoans know, the cold weather will likely extend well into March, so if winter continues to linger into what should be spring, rest assured that we’ve got you covered here at Navy Pier IMAX with even more upcoming feature films such as 300: Rise of an Empire, Divergent, and more!
So this winter, don’t catch a cold out there; catch a movie at Navy Pier IMAX! We’ll keep you cozy and entertained as you wait out the harsh winter weather indoors, awash in the glow of our epic 40-foot screen, popcorn in hand.
What movie releases are you most excited for in 2014?