Theatre History (Charlestowne 18)

Charlestowne 18 Lobby

The largest member of the Classic Cinemas family is Charlestowne 18, which opened on Friday, September 28, 2001. Located in the Charlestowne Mall in far west suburban St. Charles, the theatre featured all of the latest amenities including stadium seating and digital sound.

Charlestowne 18 Interior

Among the improvements added by Classic Cinemas were two new birthday party rooms and an updated color scheme to reflect it becoming a part of the family.



In October of 2007 Digital 3D was installed in three of the auditoriums!  Added in 2008 on Route 64 (North Ave. or East Main Street), was a rotating digital marquee! In March 2012 all auditoriums were updated with Enhanced 4K Digital Projection & 7.1 Sound. 

Charlestowne 18 Sign 

December 2016 we added a new theatre entrance right next to the box office.  You can park on the North West side to access the new entrance.






In June 016 a new 52' Premium Large Format (PLF) curved screen was added to auditorium #1 along with a new DTS:X Sound System.

In 2017 a DTS:X Sound System was added to auditorium 6. New Recliner Seats A complete redo of all auditoriums was started on August 7, 2017 to replace all seating with Luxury Recliners plus a new decorating scheme. 




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