Our unique movie and media Calendar appears every Friday on C-U Blogfidential and caters to the discerning tastes of citizens in the downstate region anchored by Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA.
PLAYING THIS WEEK
Happy Birthday to … Friday, February 27: Bradley Ledbetter, Larry Bent (cast/crew, WEREWOLF CEMETERY), Janet Mayson (creator, LIBBY GIRL film shorts) … Saturday, February 28: Julia Megan Sullivan (actress, HOUSE OF THADDEUS) … Monday, March 2: Anne Lukeman (director, THE RUNNER, Pens to Lens 2014), Kelly White (executive director, 40 North 88 West) … Wednesday, March 4: Jonathan Ward (music video producer, Young Club & Young Boogie) … celebrate!
@ The Art Theater Co-op, Champaign, IL: STILL ALICE (2/27 on), TIMBUKTU (2/27-3/1, 3/2 w/discussion, 3/ 4-3/5), A MOST VIOLENT YEAR (2/27-3/1, 3/ 4-3/5), Carle Cancer Center benefit screening feat. AWAKEN THE DRAGON (3/3, 7 p.m., free)
@ Pine Lounge, Main Floor, Illini Union, UIUC, Urbana, IL: Illini Union Board presents “Friday Night Films” feat. ONE CHANCE (2/27, 7 p.m., free)
@ Foellinger Auditorium, UIUC, Urbana, IL: UI Entomology Graduate Student Association presents 32nd annual Insect Fear Film Festival feat. MANSQUITO, shorts (2/28, 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. films, free)
@ Robeson Pavilion Rooms A & B, Champaign Public Library, Champaign, IL: The Art Theater Co-op’s third annual MOO-VIE membership meeting (3/1, 2:30 p.m.)
@ Room 104, English Building, UIUC, Urbana, IL: Illini Film & Video meeting (3/5, 8 p.m.)
@ That’s Rentertainment, Champaign, IL: BIG HERO 6, HORRIBLE BOSSES 2, WHIPLASH, BEYOND THE LIGHTS, SONS OF ANARCHY (s7), OLIVE KITTERIDGE (cs), more! (2/24 on)
@ The Avon Theater, Decatur, IL: A MOST VIOLENT YEAR, STILL ALICE, FIFTY SHADES OF GREY (2/27 on)
@ The Normal Theater, Normal, IL: FORCE MAJEURE (2/26-3/1, 7 p.m.), TAD THE LOST EXPLORER (2/28, 1 p.m., free)
@ LRS Theater, Hoogland Center for the Arts, Springfield, IL: Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra and Central Illinois Film Commission present “Night at the Movies” concert (3/1, 4 p.m.)
@ AMC Parkway 8 Theatre, Springfield, IL: Springfield Art Association presents the Molly Schlich Independent | International Film Series feat. FORCE MAJEURE (3/1, 1 & 4 p.m.; 3/3, 7 p.m.)
@ SIU Student Center, etc., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL: 37th annual Big Muddy Film Festival (through 3/1) Program
@ The Lincoln Theater 4, Lincoln, IL: FOCUS, THE LAZARUS EFFECT, FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER (3-D & 2-D) (2/27 on)
@ The Onarga Theatre, Onarga, IL: MCFARLAND, USA (2/27 on)
@ The Princess Theatre, Leroy, IL: AMERICAN SNIPER (2/27-3/1), THE BOOK OF LIFE (2/28, 11 a.m., free)
@ The Little Lorraine, Hoopeston, IL: Save the Lorraine Foundation screenings feat. BIG HERO 6 (2/27-3/1)
@ Carmike 13, Champaign, IL: BIRDMAN, FOCUS, THE LAZARUS EFFECT, AMERICAN SNIPER, THE DUFF, FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2, KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE, MCFARLAND, USA, THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER
@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL: FOCUS, THE LAZARUS EFFECT, AMERICAN SNIPER, BIRDMAN, BLACK OR WHITE, THE DUFF, FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2, THE IMITATION GAME, JUPITER ASCENDING, KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE, MCFARLAND, USA, THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER, STILL ALICE, THE BOXTROLLS (2/28, 3/1, 9 & 10 a.m.), THE KILL TEAM (3/2, 5 & 7 p.m.), THE DROP BOX (3/3-3/5, 7 p.m.)
@ Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema, Chicago, IL: Midwest Independent Film Festival presents DIG TWO GRAVES w/filmmakers (3/3, 6 p.m.)
@ Harvest Moon Twin Drive-In, Gibson City, IL: Season begins March 20!
@ Route 66 Twin Drive-In, Springfield, IL: Closed for the season!
@ Centerbrook Drive-In, Martinsville, IN: Season begins March 20!
Locally produced movies and events featuring locally produced movies are marked with an asterisk (*). Also find out what is “Coming Soon” by hitting the jump below. Go see ‘em, C-U!