The Century is Chicago’s most unique vertical urban specialty centre located in the heart of Lakeview at the intersection of Clark, Diversey and Broadway.


2828 N Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60657



Built in 1925, The Century Shopping Centre began as “The Diversey Theatre”, a 3,000 seat vaudeville and photoplay theatre where live acts and circuses once entertained. Shortly before World War II, Chicago’s dominant movie tycoons Balaban and Katz acquired The Diversey Theatre. Re-naming it The Century, it went on to become one of Chicago’s great movie houses of the North Side, with such names as Greta Garbo, Cary Grant and Clark Gable flickering across the silver screen.

As movie trends changed, large theatres such as The Century became unprofitable. When The Century’s lease expired in the early 1970’s, it was rumored to be torn down. Local Chicago developers acquired the property, and transformed The Century into a seven level unique vertical shopping centre, and named it The Century Shopping Centre. In addition, they built a seven level parking garage that houses 450 automobiles.

In 1999 / 2000, The Century Shopping Centre again transformed with an interior remodel, new escalators and the addition of Landmark's Century Centre Cinema, a seven-screen state of the art theatre complex located on the upper floors of the centre.




The Century Self Park is a fully-automated facility, located adjacent to the main building, with staff on location 7 days a week to assist you. The garage office is located on the ground floor, and is open from 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM daily.

2836 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60657

Garage Hours

Self Park is open 24 hours, 7 days a week
Office Hours: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM, 7 days a week
Phone: 773.525.1667
Email: aajavon@standardparking.com.

Parking Rates

1 hour or less: $11.00
1-2 hours: $14.00
2-4 hours: $17.00
4-12 hours: $22.00
12-24 hours: $27.00

Validated Parking

Validated parking is available for patrons of Landmark’s Century Center Cinema Theater and LA Fitness. Pay only $5 for 4 hours or less with validation. Make sure to have your parking validated at either the Theater Box Office or at the LA Fitness check-in desk.

Validation is also available for mall patrons that make a minimum $10 purchase. Ask for your parking to be validated at the store in which you made the $10 purchase.

Validated Rates

Weekday Parking: 2 hours of Parking for $4 with a $10 minimum purchase.
Weekend parking: 2 hours of Parking for $6 with a $10 minimum purchase.

Monthly Parking

Monthly parking is also available at Century Self Park. For rates and parking applications, please contact the garage office at 773.525.1667 or aajavon@standardparking.com.

Available Space

The Century currently has 9 spaces available ranging in size from 197 SF to a 15,000 SF garden level suite.


Managed & Leased by NAI Hiffman

Management Office

Anthony Chavez
773 929 8400



Jana Foreman
630 693 0682


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