Elmhurst, IL  The Art@York program continues on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, with a screening of the documentary “Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict” at the York Theatre, located at 150 North York Street in downtown Elmhurst. The film will be shown at 1 and 7 PM. Admission is $6.50 matinee and $9 evening per person; seniors are $5 for the matinee. For more information please visit www.classicinemas.com 


“Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict” is a feature documentary about the life of art icon Peggy Guggenheim, based on her sole authorized biography. Peggy was an heiress to the Guggenheim family who would become a central figure in the modern art movement. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th Century, she collected not only art but also artists. Her colorful personal history included trysts, affairs and marriages with such figures as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Marcel Duchamp as well as countless others. While fighting through personal tragedy, she maintained her vision to build one of the most important collections of modern art, which is today enshrined in her famous Venetian palazzo.  


In response to many requests for more art-related films at the York Theatre, Classic Cinemas recently introduced the new program, Art@York, which features art and foreign movies on the second Wednesday of every month. 




About Classic Cinemas 

Classic Cinemas, based in Downers Grove, Illinois, is a family-owned company operated by Willis, Shirley and Chris Johnson. Established in 1978, Classic Cinemas operates 104 screens at 13 locations across northern Illinois.   Every auditorium is equipped with state-of-the-art 4K digital projection and sound technology to ensure the best presentation possible. Classic Cinemas has been delivering 2-hour vacations for nearly 40 years and was recently acknowledged as one of the Top 40 theatre chains in the country. For more information on Classic Cinemas, please visit www.classiccinemas.com.