Gorton Center Films

The John & Nancy Hughes Theater is the cultural heart of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff. Gorton offers a robust children’s theater program (PASTA); CENTERSTAGE in Lake Forest, a community theater group for all ages, performs in the space; and the theater hosts performing arts organizations including local symphonies, dance studios, music recitals and Lake Forest College music performances, as well as live music and special family events. And, it houses a state of the art cinema system that allows Gorton’s film programs to continue to grow.

The theater includes:

DCP Film Projection
Movie-theater quality screen for large format films
Modern sound and speaker system
Digital lighting system
Paging system that allows communication between the backstage and dressing areas
New theater seating installed 2015
Hearing Loop assistive listening system

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