Archive for the 'Preservation' Category

In My Backyard: Year 9

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

The start of Year 9 must have been so fine that we neglected the annual address. Therefore, we’re posting plug-and-play content as we count down and lead up to Year 12! Today, we renew a promise once voiced on CUBlog.

MFHQ #1: Our “Xanadu” and you

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

In the premiere of C-U Blogfidential’s new department, “Secret MFHQ,” we propose a virtual show-and-tell that is focused on cool items located at the Secret MICRO-FILM Headquarters in Champaign, IL.

Museum, theater note film history

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Are old buildings and community centerpieces your bag? Then you might consider either or both of these events at the Lincoln Square Theatre in Decatur and McLean County Museum of History in Bloomington!

C-U Film Leader: 2.17.2016

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

In this edition of C-U Blogfidential’s all-purpose column, “The C-U Film Leader,” we talk about celebrity sightings to come, single-screen venues to preserve, and miscellany du C-U for all to behold!

Snag these sexy MFs ASAP, BFFs!

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

If you did not purchase or subscribe to MICRO-FILM back in the day, 2016 will be the year for you to atone for your sins by supporting the Magazine of Personal Cinema in Action. Read and repent!

IOW: Site to enshrine C-U music

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: It’s more a “Concept of the Week,” Holly Rushakoff’s forthcoming Web archive Champaign-Urbana Music is, but it also has a picture. Fun!

Knocking on KICKAPOO’s door

Friday, June 5th, 2015

The largest rock music gathering ever in central Illinois is chronicled in INCIDENT AT KICKAPOO CREEK, the long-in-the-works film by R.C. Raycraft of Raycraft Productions International.

Will VSD save the video star?

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Read this, heed this, and then stop paying attention to any electronic screen within your vicinity so you can make it safely to That’s Rentertainment in Campustown. Today is Video Store Day!

Orpheum 100th, lore in spotlight

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

The occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Champaign, Illinois, inspires Perry C. Morris and friends to celebrate local movie history!

IOW: Cinema struts to Elvis Bros.

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: The Elvis Brothers never *really* left the building, as C-U Blogfidential has discovered! Dig on these vintage Elvis Bros. videos, one of which features the former Cinema Theater of Urbana as a backdrop.

Q&A du C-U: A. McCann on the Art

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

EXTRA! Interview with the general manager of the Art Theater Co-op in Champaign, IL!

Talks about our first talking film

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Fresh links lead us to consider once again the sound-on-film technology developed by Joseph Tykocinski-Tykociner nearly a century ago, especially since the fruits of his labor are finally available for study.

Explore C-U explores CUZine, etc.

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

How interesting a twist of fate will this be? It seems our work has value to the team behind Explore C-U, a new UI-based project intended to curate local history and art in an easily accessible and interactive manner through Web browser and cell phone. “Yes,” we say!

Scripting is the thing at CMM

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Champaign Movie Makers will meet during a special screenwriters’ session at Quality Beer in downtown Champaign, IL, later tonight, Thursday, May 2, 2013. We also discuss the Pens to Lens screenwriting competition for children and an unique screenplay collection at UIUC!

IOW: Ebert clips to air on WILL

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: WILL-TV 12 will air a compilation of clips featuring the late Roger Ebert, EBERT REMEMBERED, later tonight, Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 8 p.m. Also, take a look at Shatterglass Studios videos about Ebertfest and the Virginia Theatre!