Cine Lounge at Niles

9180 W. Golf Road,
Niles, IL 60714

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Previously operated by: Cineplex Odeon, Essaness Theaters Corp., Phoenix AdLabs Theatres, Village Theatres

Firms: Paradigm Design

Functions: Movies (East Indian), Movies (Second Run)

Previous Names: Golf Glen Theatre, Golf Glen Cinemas, Big Cinemas Golf Glen 5, Moviemax Cinemas

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 224.567.8643

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Golf Glen - Auditorium

This movie theatre, located on Golf Road just north of Golf Mill Mall in a non-descript strip mall, was opened in 1984 by the Essaness chain. It was later taken over by Cineplex-Odeon, and finally Loews-Cineplex.

The theatre was closed down in the late-1990’s after the Loews-Cineplex chain went through bankruptcy. In 2002, Village Theaters took over and reopened the six screen Golf Glen. It operated until February, 2006, when Village Cinemas closed the Golf Glen. It has since been re-opened (minus one screen) by the Phoenix AdLabs Theatres chain, and by 2010 operated by their subsidiary Phoenix Big Cinemas. In July 2014 it was taken over by Moviemax Cinemas. It was closed in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

It was reopened on October 20, 2022 as the Cine Lounge at Niles, screening Bollywood movies and second run Hollywood movies.

Contributed by Aaron Wood

Recent comments (view all 82 comments)

Chronos on October 27, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Mike I saw KArate Kid there too. Right around Labor Day of 84. Also saw Secret of the Sword(He Man movie) and Iron Eagle.

rivest266 on December 16, 2011 at 2:13 pm

No showtimes at the Big Cinemas/Phoenix website. Is this theatre closed again?

The theatre’s Yelp page at is full of bad reviews for this cinema.

Trolleyguy on December 24, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Most assuredly open. I had lunch at the Filipino restaurant next door to the theater yesterday. A steady stream of customers were seen going to the Bollywood matinees.

rivest266 on June 23, 2012 at 7:10 am

June 8th, 1984 grand opening ad has been uploaded here.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on July 27, 2012 at 11:41 am

How soon we forget. The notion that Village Theaters ever existed completely slipped my mind. The fact that it was run like a criminal front operation probably has something to do with that.

Broan on August 11, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Changed the name to Moviemax Cinemas last month. For the description, note that Phoenix Big Cinemas was just an arm of Phoenix Adlabs, so it’s misleading.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 2, 2021 at 4:22 pm

BIG Cinema, Golf Glen IL, is listed among the company’s projects on the web site of architectural firm Paradigm Design. As it is listed under that name, I suspect it was only a remodeling job done when the operation was taken over by Phoenix AdLabs.

rivest266 on October 27, 2022 at 3:28 pm says:

The Cine Lounge at Niles in Niles, Illinois opened October 20, 2022. Located about seventeen miles northwest of downtown Chicago on Gulf Road between I-294 and North Milwaukee Avenue, the theater was previously known as the MovieMax Cinemas. That operation closed in March 2020 because of the pandemic and never reopened.

Bollywood movies only.

Broan on November 23, 2022 at 9:23 pm

Not “Bollywood movies only”, they’re showing Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Strange World this week

m00se1111 on November 24, 2022 at 3:03 am

to generalize their fare as “Bollywood only” is unfair. Thanks to Rivest for his link but another look at their social media page brings this result which is more accurate and should reflect in the description

“ Get entertained at CinĂ© Lounge Theaters - Bollywood, South Asian & Hollywood Movies to entertain you with Comfort & Style”

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