Wintrust and Classic Cinemas partner for $1 movie series

May 06, 2019

 
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Wintrust and Classic Cinemas partner for $1 movie series
 
May 3, 2019 - Classic Cinemas announced today that Wintrust will be sponsoring its long-standing Wednesday Morning Movie Series, which will now be called the Wintrust Morning Movie Series. The series runs family-friendly movies for just $1 for 10 Wednesdays starting June 5 through August 7. Doors open at 9 a.m., and the film starts at 10 a.m. Theatre staff and local community organizations will have activities to entertain movie-goers before the film starts.
 
Wintrust, with its more than 150 community bank locations, has a long history of neighborhood involvement. Dennis Jones, CEO of Wintrust’s Hinsdale Bank & Trust, believes that both Wintrust and Classic Cinemas share the goal of enhancing the quality of life in the communities they serve.
 
“We do that with quality banking products, exceptional local service, and sound financial advice, while Classic Cinemas provides that same exceptional service along with top-notch picture, sound, and comfort to create an affordable family outing,” Jones said. “Sponsoring this series provides Wintrust with another way to serve the community by supporting family-friendly, local events. We’ve seen great success with movie meetups for Platinum Adventures, our travel and social club for those 50 or better, and we thought this would be a fun way during the summer to extend the idea to our Junior Savers kids club.”
 
As a Wintrust customer and family-owned company that grew from one theatre to 14 in the Chicago suburbs, Classic Cinemas saw a great brand fit.
 
“Having that local touch is really important to me and to our guests, so it was a big deal that Wintrust shares that philosophy as well,” said Chris Johnson, CEO and owner of Classic Cinemas. “We have staff that grew up coming to see our Wednesday series, and now they’re planning the lobby games for a new generation.”
 
The Wintrust Morning Movie Series will be shown at all 14 Classic Cinemas locations. Movie-goers are encouraged to come early as space is limited. Groups of 15 or more can reserve seats with a special group rate of $6.50 per person, which includes admission and a discounted Kiddie Combo: popcorn, drink, and fruit snacks.  Reservation forms can be found at www.classiccinemas.com/wmms.
 
The 2019 Wintrust Morning Movie Series Schedule:
 

June 5             Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero                             
June 12           Trolls                                                             
June 19                       Teen Titans Go! To the Movies                                        
June 26           Smallfoot                                                                 
July 3                         Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax                                   
July 10            Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation                  
July 17            The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part                     
July 24            Celebrate Christmas in July! -  Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch                                               
July 31            How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World         
August 7         Wonder Park                          
                       
About Classic Cinemas
Classic Cinemas, based in Downers Grove, Illinois, is a family-owned movie exhibitor operated by Willis, Shirley and Chris Johnson. Established in 1978, Classic Cinemas operates 111 screens at 14 locations across northern Illinois. Every auditorium is equipped with state-of-the-art digital projection and sound technology to ensure the best presentation possible. Classic Cinemas has been delivering 2-hour vacations for over 40 years and was recently acknowledged as one of the Top 40 movie theatre chains in the country.
 
About Wintrust
Wintrust is a financial holding company with assets of over $32 billion whose common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. Built on the "HAVE IT ALL" model, Wintrust offers sophisticated technology and resources of a large bank while focusing on providing service-based community banking to each and every customer. Wintrust operates fifteen community bank subsidiaries, with over 160 banking locations located in the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin market areas. Additionally, Wintrust operates various non-bank business units including business units which provide commercial and life insurance premium financing in the United States, a premium finance company operating in Canada, a company providing short-term accounts receivable financing and value-added out-sourced administrative services to the temporary staffing services industry, a business unit engaging primarily in the origination and purchase of residential mortgages for sale into the secondary market throughout the United States, and companies providing wealth management services and qualified intermediary services for tax-deferred exchanges.
 
Contact:
Jodi Akers
Classic Cinemas
jakers@classiccinemas.com
630-786-4708
 
Dennis Jones
CEO of Hinsdale Bank & Trust
djones@hinsdalebank.com
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Contact:
Randy Pollock, General Manager
(630) 443-4378