You can see nearly 100 films from the Chicago Latino Film Fest in person, online or at the drive-in this year

CHICAGO — Nearly 100 feature and short films from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States will be screened at the 38th Chicago Latino Film Fest.

People can watch movies from April 21 to May 1 online in select Midwestern states; in person at Landmark Century Center, 2828 N. Clark St.; and at the ChiTown Movies Drive-In in Pilsen, 2343 S. Throop St.

Tickets for the general public at the drive-in are $55 per car, with a maximum of six passengers. For members of the Latino International Cultural Center, tickets are $44 per car. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Four films are screened at the drive-in on April 21, 27 and 30.

For viewing at the Landmark Century Center, tickets are $14 per screening and $12 for International Latino Cultural Center members, seniors and students. A $100 festival pass includes 10 admissions to Landmark screenings. A full movie schedule with dates and times is available online.

Virtual screenings are $12 for the general public and $10 for members of the Latino International Cultural Center, students and seniors. These projections can only be viewed in Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa and Indiana.

Once a virtual ticket is purchased, it can be viewed at any time during the watch window. The first wave of virtual movies can be viewed from April 22-26 and the second wave from April 27-May 1.

Tickets for all formats can be purchased online here.

Last year, the festival used the drive-in while cinemas were still closed due to the pandemic. Pepe Vargas, festival director and executive director of the Latino Cultural Center, said it’s exciting to have films back in theaters this year, but it’s good to incorporate in-car and virtual screenings into their schedules. .

“We had to reinvent ourselves,” Vargas said. “We are so excited and hope the public response lives up to our expectations.”

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