Century Stratford Square

804 Stratford Square Mall,
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

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rivest266 on November 21, 2016 at 3:46 pm

March 9th, 1981 and December 16th, 1983 grand opening ads also added as well.

rivest266 on November 21, 2016 at 3:44 pm

June 29th, 2007 grand opening ad with Box Office Joe in the photo section.

EbbandFlow on March 30, 2010 at 10:47 am

Just went to see a movie in 3-D here and they charge a $3 surcharge PER TICKET! to see them in 3-D. I’ve seen 3-D movies elsewhere and never received such a surcharge. That is ridiculous! As a result, I will be going out of my way to see movies at OTHER neighboring theaters from now on in protest of this!

Chicago273 on September 25, 2009 at 9:47 am

The old upstairs theaters were great~! I grew up going there in the 80’s and miss them very much,, especially what seemed like the enormous theater #1,, Anyway, the new Century theaters are fantastic,, All digital and great sightlines with all stadium seating,, I have been in at least 7 of the 16 theaters, some with capacity of 106 seates to the larger one with plus 250 seats and all are great! Highly recommend!!

saegerjon on January 2, 2008 at 12:37 pm

I saw Sweeney Todd here yesterday. GREAT new theater. Sound was awesome. The chairs in the theater rock. The food counter was sort of a cafe stye line. Very clean and new. I much prefer this place over some other nearby theaters. I still miss the original 4 upstairs theaters at Stratford but it was time for them to go.

On a side note a saw an article about the Bloomingdale Court theaters and how they are successfully showing Baliwood movies. Maybe Bloomingdale Court will survive these new theaters at Stratford.

CinemarkFan on June 30, 2007 at 10:13 pm

To Scott:

I belive Century took the fourplex, gutted it a little, and expanded into space next to it to create the 16 screener.

To Jimpiscitelli: Thanks for your report on the theater. I hope I can get out there sometime this month. Maybe when The Simpsons comes out.

jimpiscitelli on June 29, 2007 at 12:57 pm

Went to the new Cinemark/Century Stratford Square today. The theater is beautiful. All 16 screens have digital sound and digital projection. Even though a few of the same movies are at the Blommingdale Theaters and the new Stratford Theater, the new Stratofrd Theater is presenting them in digital projection while the Bloomingdale is presenting them in traditional 35MM projection.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on June 29, 2007 at 12:34 pm

Is this actually the same building or did Century rebuild an entirely new theatre? If so, it’s somewhat misleading to re-name the information about the OLD Stratford Square to include the new theatre.

CinemarkFan on June 29, 2007 at 11:13 am

Re-opened as Century Stratford Square today. And while Bloomingdale is showing some of the same movies as Stratford, Stratford is showing the same movies and more in digital sound. That’s light years ahead from what Village Theatres offer. Maybe I’ll get down here & take photos sometime this month.

CinemarkFan on May 11, 2007 at 6:29 pm

Re-opens July 4th. The nearby Bloomingdale Court’s days are numbered.

NinjaMurasaki on February 8, 2007 at 12:34 pm

They’re really working hard lately on this new theater. When I go to Stratford, you can see the guys working on it. The roof of the theater goes even higher than the roof of the mall, so we should get some pretty nice sized screens.

Broan on September 18, 2006 at 5:07 am

Here’s a link to more info. View link

CinemarkFan on December 30, 2005 at 9:05 am

Whoops, that’s incorrect. Century Theatres will build the new Stratford Square theatre.

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CinemarkFan on December 30, 2005 at 8:24 am

I just found out that Regal Entertainment is buliding a 14 screen, state-of-the-art cinema at Stratford Square (maybe in the space that was Plitt Theatres). I found it in a archive on Chicagobusiness.com.

jimpiscitelli on December 14, 2005 at 9:59 am

The last time I went to the Stratford Square Cinemas I saw the movie “Bride and Prejudice”. I was the only person in that auditorium. The theatre was still the same (when it was opened by Plitt Theaters). I hope the new Stratford will be better than the old one hopefully with statium seating.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on September 23, 2005 at 4:17 pm

Maybe (Hopefully) Classic cinemas?

CinemarkFan on September 22, 2005 at 6:34 pm

I wonder who’s going to operate the new Stratford Square Cinemas?

Anyway, that’s good news. Now, If only they can remodel Ford City Cinemas.

Broan on September 22, 2005 at 6:05 pm

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“Stratford Square Theaters 1-4 are currently closed.

We are excited to bring our customers a completely renovated, state of the art theater experience in 2006.

Check back for updates on this new and exciting entertainment venue!"

Broan on September 22, 2005 at 5:59 pm

According to movie listings, the Bloomingdale 1-4 is now closed.

hpkid on September 23, 2004 at 10:45 am

The downstairs theaters we terrible it’s the best thing that could happen to them. The upstairs theater are great I took my girlfriend to them almost every Friday in the late ‘80s and earily '90s. Good times.