The Brew & View is the Vic's alter ego, transforming the theatre from live music venue to movie house. Bars are open throughout the films, creating a cinematic experience miles away from the strip-mall multiplex. Movies at Brew & View tend to be second- and third-run, as well as cult and underground favorites. Admission to most of our movies is just $5.
The lubricated crowd will often speak along with the dialogue or even dance (go see 'Grease' there). If you want to quietly concentrate on the movie, this is the wrong place. But if you want to see an old or new favorite for five bucks with your friends while drinking cheap beers, this is paradise.
In November 2014 the Brew & View made major improvements to their projection equipment, including a new projector, new screen, and new audio equipment.
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Recent Special EventsJune 5-11, 2015 - Kung Fury - Chicago theatrical premiere free screening
March 28-29, 2015 - Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington DC - Chicago premiere
March 17, 2015 - Insidious Chapter 3 trailer premiere featuring Q&A with cast member Hayley Kiyoko and live performance by Finleyknight
December 19-26, 2014 - Jingle Bell Rocks screening w/ Q&A featuring director Mitchell Kezin
September 11, 2014 - Filmage Riot Fest after show screening w/ Q&A featuring the filmmakers and members of Descendents & ALL.
August 29, 2015 - Theory of Obscurity - Residents documentary screening event
September 4-5, 2015 - Return of the midnight movie with A Nightmare on Elm Street
September 27-28, 2015 - The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead - Chicago Premiere
October 23, 2015 - Chicago Rot - Special test screening with Q&A with cast and crew
October 25, 2015 - The Cockups - Screening of Chicago made rock & roll movie with cast & crew present
December 12, 2015 - Terror In The Aisles Event - 30th anniversary screening of Return of the Living Dead with special guest Linnea Quigley, plus Gunnar Hanson tribute screening of Texas Chain Saw Massacre
April 3, 2016 - Umphrey's McGee presents Reel To Real - Chicago premiere plus Q&A with director and band members
April 14, 2016 - Screening of Frank Zappa & The Mothers concert film Roxy: The Movie, benefit to help save Zappa's archive. Q&A with special guest Alex Winter via Skype.
Be sure to ask about our special group rates and private party packages!
Vic Theatre is located mid-Chicago in the Central Lake View area, an
eclectic neighborhood which is home to great restaurants, theater, and
shopping. The Vic can easily accomodate 1400 people with seating for
1000. The venue is also handicap accessible.
For more information about the Vic Theatre, click here.
The Vic is located at 3145 N. Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657. Public Trans: Hop on the RED line and get off at the Belmont stop. Walk west on Belmont, Sheffield is the first street (make a left). There is a parking garage right across the street.
White Castle burgers, Pizza, Popcorn, Candy, & Pretzles are available for purchase. More dining options coming soon.
The Brew and View does not allow outside food or beverage.
This is an establishment where beer and liquor are sold. The Brew and View is an 18 and older Movie House. You must be 21 or older to drink.
Everyone entering must have one of the following with them. A valid (not expired):
No smoking in the building
No one admitted without a valid ID
No outside food or beverage