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Employee Spotlight
Your guest experience is the most important thing to us at Classic Cinemas. We believe that begins with having the best employees. Some of our them have been with us for many years and some are just starting out, but they're all dedicated to guest service. Get to know an employee at your local theatre!
Employee Name: Kaitlyn Richins
CC Theatre: Beloit

1. How long have you worked for Classic Cinemas?
Less than a year, but I've worked at the theater two years prior to the switch.
2. What is your favorite thing about working at Classic Cinemas?
Many opportunities to meet new people!
3. What is your most memorable moment at Classic Cinemas?
Re-opening and seeing all the friendly familiar faces!
4. What is your favorite movie?
Shark Boy and Lava Girl
5. Favorite to go movie snack?
Kit-Kats
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​Employee Name: Joey Farelas
CC Theatre: Charlestowne 18


1. How long have you worked for Classic Cinemas?
5 1/2 years
2. What is your favorite thing about working at Classic Cinemas?
Working in an entertainment atmosphere
3. What is your most memorable moment at Classic Cinemas?
Getting to see the results of the remodel at Charlestowne
4. What is your favorite movie?
Spaceballs
5. Favorite to go movie snack?
Nachos
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​Employee Name: Manny
CC Theatre: Cinema 12


1. How long have you worked for Classic Cinemas?
I've worked at Cinema 12 for over a year now!
2. What is your favorite thing about working at Classic Cinemas?
My favorite thing is the flexibility with scheduling, and the employees who make it a fun and life learning experience.
3. What is your most memorable moment at Classic Cinemas?
My favorite memory is when we dressed up on Halloween.
4. What is your favorite movie?
My favorite movies are 'Good Will Hunting' and 'As Good as it Gets'.
5. Favorite to go movie snack?
My favorite movie snack is the popcorn party bag classic cinemas offers because you get a bang for your buck."
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Employee Name: Ryan Holland
CC Theatre: Cinema 7

1. How long have you worked for Classic Cinemas?
I have worked at the movie theater for 2 years
2. What is your favorite thing about working at Classic Cinemas?
The friendships I have made with fellow employees
3. What is your most memorable moment at Classic Cinemas?
I enjoy seeing the smiles on the kids and families faces enjoying the movies and time together.
4. What is your favorite movie?
Spider-Man Far From Home
5. Favorite to go movie snack?
Swedish Fish
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​​Employee Name: Jan Jauquet
CC Theatre: Elk Grove


1. How long have you worked for Classic Cinemas?
19 years
2. What is your favorite thing about working at Classic Cinemas?
The people
3. What is your most memorable moment at Classic Cinemas?
I have been here for a long time. I have many memorable moments. I can not pick just one.
4. What is your favorite movie?
Any comedy
5. Favorite to go movie snack?
Our fresh popcorn
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Employee Name: Eric Lilleeng
CC Theatre: Fox Lake 

1. How long have you worked for Classic Cinemas?
I have worked here for 9 years and 6 months (November of 2010)
2. What is your favorite thing about working at Classic Cinemas?
My favorite thing about working here is getting to know everyone and getting used to new things.
3. What is your most memorable moment at Classic Cinemas?
My most memorable moment was coming to see the premiere of Rise of Skywalker.
4. What is your favorite movie?
Favorite movie is Avengers End Game
5. Favorite to go movie snack?
Medium popcorn with a medium coke and fruit snacks
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Employee Name: Scott Benjamin
CC Theatre: Lake Theatre


1. How long have you worked for Classic Cinemas?
 Starting worked for Classic 10/19/2006
2. What is your favorite thing about working at Classic Cinemas?
I love working with all of the employees and also the "regular" guests that know me.
3. What is your most memorable moment at Classic Cinemas?
Too many to decide
4. What is your favorite movie?
Airplane
5. Favorite to go movie snack?
Snack is popcorn
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Employee Name: Michelle Kavran
CC Theatre: Lindo Theatre


1. How long have you worked for Classic Cinemas?
This April, it has been 24 years.
2. What is your favorite thing about working at Classic Cinemas?
The people! I have worked with some wonderful managers and many special young people over the years. They have all helped to make it a joy to come to work.
Other people who make it fun are our customers. Many of them and I discuss the latest movies and our mutual love of film. There is one gentleman who always has a goofy riddle for us and they tell us how they love our popcorn.
And finally, I have appreciated the people at corporate and all the investments they have made to improve our theatre. When I started we had 3 auditoriums playing mostly 2nd run movies. Now, we have 9 with all the latest modern technology playing all the newest releases. They have great reward programs and make it fun to come to the movies here.
3. What is your most memorable moment at Classic Cinemas?
The time I was featured in an article, in an industry magazine that had Leonardo DiCaprio on the cover. (Leonardo and myself in the same magazine; that was a wow moment!)
4. What is your favorite movie?
I don’t know about favorite, but a few I’ve enjoyed many times are The Princess Bride and The Wizard of Oz.
5. Favorite to go movie snack?
Always popcorn
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Employee Name: Andrew Hatting
CC Theatre: Meadowview


1. How long have you worked for Classic Cinemas?
Since February of 2019
2. What is your favorite thing about working at Classic Cinemas?
The people: The customers and the other staff
3. What is your most memorable moment at Classic Cinemas?
Wearing the Cookie Monster costume for Halloween
4. What is your favorite movie?
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
5. Favorite to go movie snack?
Kit-Kat
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Employee Name: Jasmine Guerrero
CC Theatre: North Riverside


1. How long have you worked for Classic Cinemas?
I have been working at Classic Cinemas for 4 years
2. What is your favorite thing about working at Classic Cinemas?
My favorite thing about working at Classic Cinemas is being able to enjoy free movies with the family.
3. What is your most memorable moment at Classic Cinemas?
My most memorable moment is when the guests ask me to take their pictures with their family. 
4. What is your favorite movie?
My favorite movie is the Nightmare Before Christmas.
5. Favorite to go movie snack? 
My go to movie snack is Buncha Crunch.
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Employee Name: TJ Williams
CC Theatre: Paramount

1. How long have you worked for Classic Cinemas?
Almost 3 years now!
2. What is your favorite thing about working at Classic Cinemas?
My favorite thing about working here is getting to meet new people and having our annual Christmas party at the theatre.
3. What is your most memorable moment at Classic Cinemas?
I remember working the first day of Avengers: Infinity War, everyone came like 2 hours early dressed up in costumes and excited for the movie and we basically sold out all weekend!
4. What is your favorite movie?
Ford V Ferrari
5. Favorite to go movie snack?
Nachos and Sprite
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Employee Name: Bryon Lucero
CC Theatre: Tivoli Theatre


1. How long have you worked for Classic Cinemas?
7 years
2. What is your favorite thing about working at Classic Cinemas?
Free movies!! But honestly, it's a family owned business and since starting here that's what I feel I have joined, a family.
3. What is your most memorable moment at Classic Cinemas?
Every time there's a big movie release or a movie that's part of our holiday series, and seeing hundreds of people lined up outside waiting to come in. Then watching as we get nearly 1,000 people through our lines in under an hour. Every time that happens, it's both exciting and memorable.
4. What is your favorite movie?
The Italian Job
5. Favorite to go movie snack?
Cookie Dough Bites
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Employee Name: Kaleigh Rothlisberger
CC Theatre: Woodstock


1. How long have you worked for Classic Cinemas?
I started in 2014
2. What is your favorite thing about working at Classic Cinemas?
I’ve met some lifelong friends in this job, and I enjoy interacting with my community.
3. What is your most memorable moment at Classic Cinemas?
My friend Dana and I would clean up at the end of Captain Underpants and sing along with the credit song as loud as we could.
4. What is your favorite movie?
I could go with either Skyfall or The Meg.
5. Favorite to go movie snack?
Swedish Fish. I’m also of Swedish descent.
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Employee Name: Joe Lansdowne
CC Theatre: York Theatre


1. How long have you worked for Classic Cinemas?
4 Years
2. What is your favorite thing about working at Classic Cinemas?
Meeting & creating friendships with the different people that I have worked with.
3. What is your most memorable moment at Classic Cinemas?
Working all the new movies and hearing peoples reactions, especially the Marvel movies.
4. What is your favorite movie?
The Meg / The Greatest Showman
5. Favorite to go movie snack?
Cookie Dough Bites
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